Monthly Archives: February 2011

Shaun Tan wins an Oscar !

At yesterday’s Academy Awards ceremony, Australian cartoonist, writer and illustrator, Shaun Tan won the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film.   He received the award together with Andrew Ruhemann for The Lost Thing, which was based on his picture book of … Continue reading

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New Asterix busts by Attakus

Attakus, the French company that produces statuettes and busts for many European comics series, just announced two new series featuring the characters from the famous Astérix Le Gaule books.  In the Petibonum range of mini-busts, Asterix, Getafix and Cacofonix are now … Continue reading

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Tom Gauld gives the Heart Truth

Earlier on, Tom Gauld designed some very nice cans for Diet Coke. Now he’s designed the complete look of the new Diet Coke campaign to raise awareness for women’s heart health (organised in partnership with The Heart Truth). This involved … Continue reading

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Serious Tintin

Over on Viñetas, Joan Navarro just posted a vintage movie poster for the Spanish version of Tintin Et Le Mystère De La Toisson D’Or, one of the two live action Tintin movies that were made in the 1960’s.  I love … Continue reading

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Laugh on your calf

I love comics-themed tattoos, even though I’ll never muster the courage to get one myself.  So, here’s my admiration to you, anonymous hero (except for his middle name), who had this new tattoo spotlighted on Reddit.  Very nicely done, indeed … Continue reading

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More Oliver East for Elbow

It’s becoming a beautiful tradition – new painfully beautiful records by Manchester band Elbow, illustrated with equally beautiful cover art by Oliver East.  East has provided the artwork for all Elbow releases since the 2008 single Grounds for Divorce (including … Continue reading

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Nature’s revenge

This pseudo-Marvel monster was created by Sameer Kulavoor for a campaign by for the Polish Humanitarian Action.  Check out Ads of the World for a larger version, and for more work by this illustrator.

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You’re a work of art, Charlie Brown

It would seem that Banksy has landed in Los Angeles, and has already been quite active.  The Wooster Collective showcases three works that are attributed to the British street art maestro, one of which featuring Charlie Brown being very naughty … Continue reading

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Cloonan for Underpass

Cartoonist Becky Cloonan (Demo, Northlanders) created the cover art for the new Underpass album, Submergence.  If the music is as appropriately moody as the illustration, I think I’m going to like it.

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New Tintin chocolates

Belgian chocolate wizards Neuhaus seem to have confirmed their continuing liaison with Moulinsart.  Their Tintin chocolates will still be available this year, but instead of the round Tintin tins (sorry) that they used to pack them in, they are now … Continue reading

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