Conz does dinosaurs

 

10655186_657033961081620_545352608923929086_o 10387074_657249764393373_1442094479740806171_o Flemish cartoonist Constantijn Van Cauwenberge (or Conz for short) just finished the design of a new series of stamps for the Belgian Post Office featuring awesome renderings of ten dinosaurs. On his Facebook page, Conz also posted earlier drafts of two of the designs, which arguably are even greater.

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The stamps have a release date of September 2015 and will probably cost something like € 7 (price hikes are always possible).

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Prof. Jogg meets the cartoonist

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I’m not really sure whether this quaint little story by Basil Wolverton is in any way autobiographical, but it goes to show : there’s nothing that a bit of dynamite can’t solve! The other lesson is for those among us who work with cartoonists : “He gets violent if we’re not silent!”

(From Gay Comics #27, Spring 1947)

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Ralph Steadman on Breaking Bad

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A new collected edition of Breaking Bad on Blu-ray will sport brilliant cover illustrations by none other than Ralph Steadman. Each of the six seasons has a portrait of one of the main characters, including Walter White, Jesse Pinkman and Saul Goodman.

The caricatures are harsh, as you would expect with Steadman, but they’re also very accurate. So accurate even, that they may even be considered to contain the odd spoiler.

“Yeah Mr. Steadman! Yeah Art!”

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Paul Hetherington loves comics and Lego

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The excellent Lego blog Brothers Brick recently reported on master builder Paul Hetherington winning the Best In Show award at this year’s BrickCon with an hommage to David Petersen’s wonderful graphic novel series, Mouse Guard. This must be my personal favorite Lego creation ever, as it references comics, it is recognisable and it features a book!

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It’s not the first time that Hetherington finds inspiration in comics. Last August, he did his own version of the cover to the Tintin book, Land of Black Gold, which was equally impressive.

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Tom Gauld’s Library

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Judging from Tom Gauld‘s cover to this week’s edition of the New Yorker magazine, his idea of a good library is quite similar to mine. Thank God they didn’t pick the alternative featuring the e-reader. It would have “said something”, but it would also have been something sad.

 

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Dads read Bone!

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Matt Madden spotted this ad in at Madrid Barajas airport in Spain. Apparently it’s not a wink-wink tip-of-the-hat name check, but a bona fide, licenced appearance. I love how the combination of boss-at-work, dad-at-home and comics are made. More!

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Jon McNaught’s Drinking Doe

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Jon McNaught created this splendid poster for the Colomiers comics festival, which take place in November.

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