Monthly Archives: October 2010

Super Bizarro

Dan Piraro is doing a book of Bizarro super-hero cartoons next spring, and to celebrate that, he posted two excellent DC-themed cartoons on his blog.  I like the way he makes fun of the way Wonder Woman is always thought … Continue reading

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Pogo wants your help

Here’s a nice piece of ephemera to go along with the season.  This vintage ad from 1961 for Unicef by Walt Kelly comes courtesy of The Pictorial Arts, a fabulous illustration blog.

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Wonders of the Jordaan

In february of this year Dutch graphical wizard Joost Swarte created a special building in the Willemsstraat in Amsterdam, simply called the Joost Swarte Huis.   Swarte took care of all the details, including kitchen, bathroom and a special work of … Continue reading

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I should learn Spanish

Pepo Pérez posted a few pages of a new graphic novel by Spanish creator Paco Roca on his blog, Es Muy De Comic.  The book is called,  El Invierno Del Dibujante (which I guess translates as the Winter of the … Continue reading

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Quartier Lointain trailer

Apparently a Belgian movie is in the making, based on Jirō Taniguchi‘s manga Haruka na Machi e (or Quartier Lointain, in French)  This is the trailer, and I think it captures the mood of the novel very well.  Sorry, French … Continue reading

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Brunetti celebrates halloween

On the New Yorker’s Halloween issue’s cover, Ivan Brunetti goes all the way in celebrating popular culture.  Love the four Jack Nicholsons DeNiros (thanks, Stephanie), the two Elivses and the slighlty pudgy Olive Oyl.  And, of course, the obligatory super-heroes. … Continue reading

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New Humo spot illo by Ever

A while ago, I posted about the new spot illustrations that Ever Meulen made on the occasion of the big Humo magazine redesign.  Recently, Humo’s resident TV critic Rudy Vandendaele quit his regular feature, and instead started a general column … Continue reading

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Reverse Halloween

Thanks to the Fountain of Awesome that is Reddit, I came across this wonderful account of a rather amazing Halloween evening, based on this story, and illustrated by none other than Doc Pop (who also has a new single out).  … Continue reading

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Fantasio to Ray Banana

In the October 14 issue of Spirou Magazine, Clear line cartoonist, and one time Blake and Mortimer artist Ted Benoit morphs famed characters Spirou and Fantasio into his own creations, private eye Ray Banana and his femme de chambre Thelma … Continue reading

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Secretary of the Treasury

Like he did with 2009’s Secret, Profane, and Sugarcane, Tony Millionaire has done another masterful job for the cover illustration to Elvis Costello’s new album, National Ransom, which is to be released on october, 25.  I don’t think this image … Continue reading

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