Monthly Archives: May 2012

Clowes goes burlesque

An older poster for the now legendary Velvet Hammer burlesque show, by Dan Clowes.  I’d heard of the poster, but I’d never seen it before until René Claude posted it on Pour 15 Minutes d’Amour. That’s two Dan Clowes posts in … Continue reading

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Matchbook funnies

Mike Rhode found some nice matchbooks with cartoony illustrations at a local collector’s meeting. I especially liked the Poulbot one above.

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New Yorker goes Science Fiction

The June 4-11 double issue of the New Yorker Magazine is a scorcher.  The self-styled “Science fiction issue” features prose by Ursula K. Leguin, Jonathan Lethem, William Gibson, Margaret Atwood and more, and, to top it off, it sports a … Continue reading

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Art Monkey!

Neil “Hashtag Funnies” Cameron has been doing his Art Monkey Comics workfunshop (with professor Panels) for a while now in the brilliant British weekly, The Phoenix.  I’d seen a few of his worksheets, and I was most surprised to see … Continue reading

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Ware et al. on comics!

As we speak there’s a great conference on comics going on in Chicago. If you’re there — good for you!  For the rest of us, there’s the wonderful poster that Chris Ware made…

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Bottled Jamie

Tank Girl and Gorillaz creator Jamie Hewlett provides the design for a new limited edition Absolut Vodka bottle, code-named “Spirit of London“.  There’s more, and info on how to win glasses, prints and bottles, on Bleeding Cool.

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Ain’t no party like a Jello party

Back in 1937, Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone were over the moon with Jell-o, as can be seen from this little strip from their Jell-o Recipe Book of that year.  The recipes that are mentioned in the comic, are available … Continue reading

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Brecht Evens in the Times

Brecht Evens had an illustration in today’s New York Times, accompanying an article by Gisselle Perez.

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