Monthly Archives: July 2012

Y: The Last Man

Christian Cardona just beat Hollywood’s development hell and made a film version of Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra’s heavy-duty comic book Y: The Last Man.  It’s very (and I mean, very) impressive, and manages to translate the quite far-fetched premise … Continue reading

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Carl goes Commercial

Sooner or later all good ideas get “picked up” by an ad agency.  Here we see Scott McCloud’s seminal Carl series repurposed for antibacterial contact lens fluid, by Y&R of Sao Paulo, Brazil.  And not half bad, either. (via I Believe in … Continue reading

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Gauld on Faulkner

Tom Gauld illustated an article on William Faulkner and race in the New York Times on July 1st.  Leave it to him to accurately summarize a man’s work in three narrow strips of artwork.  

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Two times Loustal

Jacques Loustal crossed my paths two times this week.  He did the poster for this year’s edition of the Semana Negra cultural festival in Gijón, Spain and for the second year in a row, he created the cover for the beginning-of-summer … Continue reading

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Jack Davis for Marx Toys

In 1975, Mad cartoonist Jack Davis did the artwork for the Marx Toys catalogue, and thanks to the simply splendid How To Be A Retronaut, it’s been saved from oblivion. Oh, and those toys! Where can I get those wonderful toys!

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Wildroot ‘n’ Camels

Vintage Ads has been running quite a few neat comics ads lately.  These two, for Wildroot hair oil and Camel cigarettes respectively, really caught my eye.

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These ad for Fevi Kwik glue, that I spotted on I Believe in Advertising and Ads of the Worldrespectively, remind me of the cartoons you’d spot in the margins of general interest weeklies in the sixties and seventies.  I don’t … Continue reading

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