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Monthly Archives: December 2007
It’s 1993, and the comics glut is at full swing. Rulers of the domain are Image, who bury the market under ultra-rare collector’s issues with alternative embossed chromium foil green logo hologram covers, grim heroes and zero content, and Wizard … Continue reading
I was cleaning out what has become commonly known as the “comic closet” in the Ephemerist Mansions, and came across an old Top Shelf catalog, which featured a beautiful silk screened cover. On the back of the brochure I disocvered … Continue reading
For a twelfth and final time, We present you an installment of the stories-with-a-lesson that are the Nutricia Baby Books. This week, it’s cute animal time, as we present you the story of … “The Little Doe”
As is the case every other year, last weekend the quiet Flemish town of Turnhout was completely conquered by hordes of die-hard comics fans (well, more like a steady dribble, but there you have it) for the Strip Turnhout Festival. … Continue reading
From Showcase #64, 1966. This semi-naive art makes me a bit melancholic.
From Big Town #35, 1955. I’m not sure whether Capp did this strip himself. The type looks genuine enough, as does Fosdick (although there’s a suspicous lack of holes in his body), but I have my doubts about the prisoners.
This year’s Clio Awards for print advertising feature an impressive line-up of ads and campaigns that clearly show inflcuence from comics and graphical narratives. Check out these campaigns for New Zealand vodka 42 Below (by Saatchi And Saatchi), which won … Continue reading
From Big Town #20, 1953. From Sandman Presents : Petrefax # 4, 2000. (Superman Â© DC Comics)