Monthly Archives: August 2011

And now a word from Johnny

Leave it to Johnny Ryan to present a balanced, argumented rebuttal of Chester Brown’s Paying for It. (From Vice, via Richard – click for the rest)

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Erik does Yves

Dutch clear line virtuoso Erik de Graaf pays tribute to his “great example and inspirator as a comic-artist”, Yves Chaland, with his own interpretations of Freddy Lombard, Sweep and Dina, and more to come.

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Lovecraft does Tintin

This Hergé-Lovecraft mashup by Murray Groat aka muzski is part of a whole set which is presented in its entirity by one of my favourite guilty pleasures, How to Carve Roast Unicorn.  I am by no means a Lovecraftian, but … Continue reading

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When rejection is the norm

Celebrated cartoonist and CCS director James Sturm tries to get a gag cartoon published in the venerated New Yorker Magazine.  That turns out to be very hard, as his account of the adventure in Slate attests.  Luckily, we get all … Continue reading

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Stories in plastic

As a kid I used to love Tamiya – their models were the coolest, the most detailed and the hardest to make.  This set of ads for the Japanese model kit maker par excellence are not only very good because … Continue reading

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Cartoon art in advertising

On the excellent I Believe In Advertising, I found these two excellent examples of cartoon art in advertising.  The one above, for the Spanish free paper 20 minutos features art by Christian El Asmar.  The one below, for Conidil nasal … Continue reading

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Comics journalism 101

For the website of the Poynter Institute journalism school, comics journalist Dan Archer created a two-page primer on comics journalism, its origins, methods and best examples, and he obviously used the comics format to do so.  It’s truly the best … Continue reading

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