Monthly Archives: March 2009

Bart Simpson loves Tintin

Big news in the Belgian daily De Standaard : everybody’s favorite all-american disfunctional youngster Bart Simpson turns out to be a Tintin fan.  In the episode In the name of the grandfather, the Simpson family takes a trip through Europe, … Continue reading

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Hot day in hell

It’s been a while since I posted cartoony ads as spotlighted on Ads of the World, but this one is quite nice.  From Brazil, with art by Adriano Marcusso. (click through for full size)

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Gibbons Draws Rorschach

Again, one of those peeks into the creative process of a cartoonist.  This time it’s Dave Gibbons painting Watchmen‘s maverick vigilante, Rorschach. (via Tor)

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Bechdel reviews Vandenburgh

For March 26 issue of the New York Times, Alison Bechdel, author of Fun House (which, to be completely honest, left me speechless), reviewed the book, A Pocket History of Sex in the Twentieth Century by Jane Vandenburgh. As an occasional reviewer myself, … Continue reading

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Lolcats go forth

Adam Koford’s Laughing-Out-Loud Cats, never shying away from formalistic hijinx, really broke the fourth wall this time.  Can I haz Pirandello ? (cartoon © Adam Koford)

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Big Numbers 3

Much like Bill Sienkiewicz’s Stray Toasters, David Mazzucchelli‘s Rubber Blanket and Dave McKean’s Cages, Alan Moore and Bill Sienkiewicz’s Big Numbers is a comic of almost epic proportions.  The fact that the book was axed after only two issues, with … Continue reading

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McManus Rug

A nice big rug with a Geo. McManus design.  And that’s all I know about it 😉

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More Culture Corner

I’ve mentioned Basil Wolverton’s Culture Corner, which ran in Whiz Comics from 1945 to 1952, a few times in the past.  Now Dinosaur Gardens has collected quite a few (all ?) of these delightfully absurd strips in one handy pdf … Continue reading

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Stay healthy

These two vintage comic ads for Castoria laxative  and Ben-Gay pain reliever ran in 1937 and 1943 respectively.  The Peter Pain character (which is somehow similar to Mr Coffee-Nerves) would continue to appear in similar ads well into the 1960’s, … Continue reading

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Alex Fellows

I don’t really remember how I got in touch with Montreal based illustrator and animation designer Alex Fellows, but i’m quite impressed by the stuff he’s shown me. On his website, he gives an overview of his many talents, and … Continue reading

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