Monthly Archives: April 2012


I hadn’t heard about these quintessential British shoes until Frank Skinner mentioned them on his show last week, and then I found this lovely ad for them from  1967 (more here).  Love it when things are tied together.

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Bechdel in/for The New Yorker

The April 23 issue of the New Yorker magazine contains a profile of cartoonist Alison Bechdel, illustrated by herself.  Amongst wich, the above sketch of her studio, frenetic action included. (artwork © Alison Bechdel)

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Vader is a good dad!

The lovely Jeffrey Brown has a new book out from Chronicle, a picture book about Darth Vader’s attempts at being a good dad.  It’s a sweet book, thoroughly clashing with the Star Wars canon, but all the more recognizable for … Continue reading

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Tell your story using pictures

Latinstock, a stock photo company, wanted to visualise their broad range of subjects, and so DDB Brazil created these ads, translating familiar stories in sequences of Latinstock stock photos.  They tell a story in pictures — if that’s not comics, … Continue reading

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Leverkusen’s something too !

Remember the cartoon that announced the Barcelona – Leverkusen Champions League duel a while back ?  Well,  the Germans have responded — in comics format.  These ads were done by M&C Saatchiof Berlin, with artwork by Sascha Westphal. (via I Believe In … Continue reading

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99 Ways to Sonify a story

Every week Marc Weidenbaum of the excellent Disquiet music website throws a sonic challenge to his audience under the monicker Disquiet Junto.  Musicians are asked to come up with an original composition based on a number of fixed constraints. Marc is … Continue reading

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Brecht in De Morgen

Brecht Evens is not only the internationally acclaimed wonderboy of contemporary comics, he’s also a regular contributor to the Flemish daily De Morgen.  Here are a few examples of his recent illustrations, with his typical loose-lined watercolor style. (illustration © … Continue reading

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Monday next de Melkweg in Amsterdam is organizing the fourth edition of Indomania, an arts and music festival, focusing on the Indonesian heritage in contemporary Dutch culture.  Cartoonist and illustrator Peter Van Dongen did a poster.  Neat !  

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Future for books

In this weekend’s New York Times, Grant Snyder (Incidental Comics) has a solution for the downsides of electronic reader devices.  Why complicate things ? (via Mike)

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