Monthly Archives: September 2009

Le Petit Nicolas on stamps

The French Post Office announced a new set of stamps yesterday featuring illustrations from the well-loved Petit Nicolas books by author and comic writer René Goscinny and cartoonist Jean-Jacques Sempé. The stamps were launched to coincide with the premiere of … Continue reading

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Generation A

Douglas Coupland‘s new book, Generation A, is currently being pimped by Crush/Toronto with three short online clips, each focusing on a particular aspect of the novel. One of them, The Tragic Death of the Channel 3 News Team, is particularly … Continue reading

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RAF recruits with classic comics

I’ve only gotten interested in classic British comics pretty recently, thanks to the incessant promotion by some island-dwelling friends of mine.  As far as I know, interest in these comics, with their traditional macho appeal, is predominantly driven by some … Continue reading

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xkcd goes legal

Just about when the first xkcd book was announced, one of Randall Munroe’s cartoons appeared on the cover of the third edition of Law And The Internet.  So far, no information is available on whether this is correctly licenced use, … Continue reading

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The Simpsons, Zettwoch Style

Dan Zettwoch did the cover for this year’s current Simpsons Treehouse Of Horror special in his own, trademark style.  Check out his blog for early sketches, and for info on an expo at Family in LA, where Sammy Harkham, Matt … Continue reading

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And so can you

Joe Quesada did this portrait of Stephen Colbert as the incredible Hulk for his 2007 book, I Am America.  I guess that’s what happens when you don’t win the presidency on a technicality like ficticiousness… Also, before you buy this … Continue reading

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Comics on Cups

You’ll find Kevin Nowlan‘s comics in the strangest places, or so it seems.  Earlier this year Nowlan did a series of posts on his blog about a number of comics he created for the Krystal hamburger restaurants’ plastic soda cups.   … Continue reading

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