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Monthly Archives: August 2011
Leave it to Johnny Ryan to present a balanced, argumented rebuttal of Chester Brown’s Paying for It. (From Vice, via Richard – click for the rest)
Dutch clear line virtuoso Erik de Graaf pays tribute to his “great example and inspirator as a comic-artist”, Yves Chaland, with his own interpretations of Freddy Lombard, Sweep and Dina, and more to come.
This Hergé-Lovecraft mashup by Murray Groat aka muzski is part of a whole set which is presented in its entirity by one of my favourite guilty pleasures, How to Carve Roast Unicorn. I am by no means a Lovecraftian, but … Continue reading
Celebrated cartoonist and CCS director James Sturm tries to get a gag cartoon published in the venerated New Yorker Magazine. That turns out to be very hard, as his account of the adventure in Slate attests. Luckily, we get all … Continue reading
As a kid I used to love Tamiya – their models were the coolest, the most detailed and the hardest to make. This set of ads for the Japanese model kit maker par excellence are not only very good because … Continue reading
On the excellent I Believe In Advertising, I found these two excellent examples of cartoon art in advertising. The one above, for the Spanish free paper 20 minutos features art by Christian El Asmar. The one below, for Conidil nasal … Continue reading
For the website of the Poynter Institute journalism school, comics journalist Dan Archer created a two-page primer on comics journalism, its origins, methods and best examples, and he obviously used the comics format to do so. It’s truly the best … Continue reading
The first branded ad campaign to land on the contintent on the occasion of the upcoming Tintin movie, turns out to be for McDonald’s. Continuing their, rather unfavourably received, campaign that in the past features French heroes like Astérix, a … Continue reading
Leave it to Ubergeek Scott McCloud to discover a novel way to create comics, using the scrapbook on your Google+ profile page. This allows you to upload five images, which in turn is just the incentive sequential artists need to … Continue reading