Monthly Archives: January 2011

Seth in the Atlantic

Canadian cartoonist Seth illustrated the What’s Your Problem column in the December, 2010 issue of the Atlantic Monthly, which dealt with the correct way of ordering Viagra without feeling like a horny teenager. (Illustration © 2011 by The Atlantic Monthly … Continue reading

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Dark side of the Clown

In the hands of New Zealand underground cartoonist Karl Wills, Roger Langridge‘s fairly endearing Fred The Clown becomes a scheming damage claim hound. (From Vice Magazine, via Dylan Horrocks)

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Lost Building

Charlie Gower pointed me to yet another great animation by Chris Ware from the excellent radio programme , This American Life, which you really should listen to.

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Laughing Out Loud Cats hit 1600 !

Adam Koford just posted the 1600th cartoon in his Laughing Out Loud Cats series, and it is mind-blowing.  A perfect story to celebrate one of the best strips currently available on the web.  And now on to 2K !

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Clowes Does Fuller

Criterion keeps commissioning original artwork for their beautiful reissues of classic films.  For two 1960’s Sam Fuller productions, Shock Corridor (1963) and  The Naked Kiss (1964), both scheduled for release on January 18, they asked Dan Clowes (wikipedia link) to … Continue reading

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Nobrow presents JVDV

The Ephemerist‘s favourite Jan van der Veken created the poster for the 2011 catalogue of everybody’s favorite purveyor of beautiful books, Nobrow.  Flemish illustration rules !

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Floc’h For Les Cahiers

The January, 2011 issue of French venerable magazine Les Cahiers Du Cinéma sports a gorgeous cover by illustrator Floc’h, featuring the likenesses of the directors and characters connected with the most eagerly awaited films of 2011.  Amongst those, quite surprisingly, … Continue reading

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Comics as an information medium

Even though comics are widely regarded as a form of entertainment, or a literary genre at best, designed for telling (fictional) stories, Edward Segel and Jeffrey Heer of the University of Stanford discovered that the comic strip is actually one … Continue reading

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Lennon Covered

The concept of John Lennon’s works being covered may not be that earth-shattering, but this is a special case.  As part of Robert Goodin’s consistently excellent Covered project, which features cartoonists and illustrators reenvisioning classic comic covers, Mike Loveland did … Continue reading

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Phlitman and Kang

Cartoonist Sarah Yu Zeebroek created this colourful sleeve for Velvet Coma Hotel, the first vinyl release by Phlitman And Kang.  No information as yet on how and when it’s available, but there’s only 200 copies.

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