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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