Category Archives: Illustration

Real superheroine costumes

Buzzfeed asked illustrator Celeste Pille to redesign well-known DC and Marvel universe super-heroine costumes from a female perspective. That and the fact that she gave the women in question body shapes that at least are possible in the real world, actually … Continue reading

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Brecht illustrates the classics

For quite a while now,  Brecht Evens has been providing illustrations for a running feature in the Belgian newspaper De Morgen‘s weekly literature section, about the real people that inspired famous works of fiction. Even though in the earliest tableaux … Continue reading

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Parodying the parody

In January of this year Belgian painter Luc Tuymans lost a court case filed against him by photographer Katrijn Van Giel who claimed that for his painting A Belgian Politician, Tuymans had simply copied one of her photographs of Belgian … Continue reading

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Cultural Capital!

Joost Swarte provided this illustration for an article on the Belgian city of Mons being the cultural capital of Europe for 2015, in the January 29, 2015 issue of the French daily Libération. Which, incidentally, was the annual comics issue, … Continue reading

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Technology will fail you

Italian illustrator and cartoonist Cristina Spano created this moving one-page comic for a very familiar-sounding story by Rebecca Scherm in the New York Times on how her cell phone company failed to actually store voicemail messages from her grandmother that she … Continue reading

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Johnson on the NYT roster

I didn’t know about this, but apparently R. Kikuo Johnson is currently providing the various New York Times Book Review regular columnists with a fitting header image. And don’t they look nice! (with thanks to Brian Biggs)  

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Off to Angouleme

By the time  you read this, I’m on a train heading south for the comics cornucopia that is the Festival of Angoulême. I’ll try to spot some nice ephemera along the way, but I’ll probably be too busy taking it all … Continue reading

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