By now everybody should have read or at least seen Sarah McIntyre and Philip Reeve’s book, Oliver and the Seawigs; it’s that awesome. However, if you want to get a taste of what the book is like, you may want to try the special mini comic that McIntyre and Reeve made for the My Book Corner website.
Truly, these people should do comics more often.
(Tip o’ the hat to my chums @ Forbidden Planet)
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, illustrator Kolchoz (Sam Vanallemeersch) created this double-page spread for Flemish daily De Morgen. Previously Vanallemeersch also contributed to NoBrow, Monocle and Google Think Quarterly, among others.
Even though they’re gramatically borderline pidgin, I like the art (and the message) in these pro bono campaigns by Aquatro (Brazil). Artwork by Dudu Fonseca.
(via Ads of the World)
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These ads for Tampax tampons may not be the most subtle, but they do get the message across. Although I’m not sure whether it’ll reach the target audience.
(Artwork by Stéphanie for DKP, France)
As a part of their long-term Go For Zero plan (aimed at reducing the number of deaths by traffic accidents to zero), Belgium’s road safety agency BIVV is currently running a campaign against drivers’ bad temper. Campaign materials include radio spots, flyer material, and above all, posters that are put up all along the country’s highways.
Most of the time, the campaigns’ slogans and visuals are largely forgettable, but this time BIVV enlisted cartoonist Pieter de Poortere to create stunning, in your face imagery.
(illustrations by Pieter de poortere, © 2014 GoForZero / BIVV)
Astérix Chez Les Pictes, which was published in October of 2013, was the first story about the little Gaul for which the art was not by series co-creator Albert Uderzo, but rather by Didier Conrad.
As is quite often the case in BD-mad France and Belgium, a special ex-libris was added to the book’s first printing, focusing on the creation of the art by Conrad by nicely combining pencil, ink and coloring work in one image.
(Astérix © Les Editions Albert-René)
Paul Hornschemeier contributed this haunting image for an opinion piece on the possible demise of the alternative weeklies, in the March 4, 2014 issue of the New York Times