Monthly Archives: March 2010

A True Comic Opera

On his blog, Canadian illustrator and cartoonist Michael Cho has published a few of the illustrations he made for the opera Les Aventures de Mme Merveille.  This opera, written by Cecil Castellucci and currently getting geared up for production by … Continue reading

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Sunshine Week uses comics

Sunshine Week (March 14-20) is a “national initiative to open a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information” led by the American Society of News Editors.  As part of its promotional toolkit, ASNE provides banners, buttons, … Continue reading

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Your happiness depends on BO

It’s never been as clear as this. (via Vintage_ads)

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Beating insomnia with Roz Chast

For the New York Times Opinionator topic All-Nighters (discussing all aspects of insomnia), New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast provided some advice in the form of a comic.  She gets to sleep by doing a simple A-Z game : I try … Continue reading

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Neither super nor comical

Exactly why the Martin Agency opted for the comic book cover format for these ads for Virginia homelessness action group Homeward, is unclear to me.  I do like the result, however, especially thanks to Matt Wieringo‘s quite effective and atmospheric … Continue reading

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Batman Blues

Just dig the cool sleeve on this blues compilation from 1969.  The man dressed as Batman is supposed to be legendary blues producer Mike Vernon.  And what a line-up !

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Tom Gauld for Diet Coke

British cartoonist Tom Gauld (Hunter & Painter, The Giant Robot) has designed three cans for Diet Coke.  The cans are introduced to raise awareness for The Heart Truth, the women’s heart health program.  Together with Mans+Blacklist, and Max Erdenberger, Gauld … Continue reading

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Sala covers beware

I’m not one for using contemporary slang, but OMG !  Robert Goodin just got Richard Sala to join the Covered project with a reworking of Beware #7 (Trojan Magazines, 1954).  It’s a great cover, that sticks very closely to the … Continue reading

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The Coolest Stationary

Letterheady is my new candy of choice, and today it offered this gem. In the 80’s, Bill Watterson  had the coolest stationary featuring a tiger, ever.

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V Magazine

Au Carrefour Etrange is quite a nice little blog, that recently featured illustrations and comics from 60s girlie magazine V by French luminaries Pichard (above) and Forest (below).  Also covered in recent posts  : adult-oriented picture stories from 1953, vintage … Continue reading

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