Monthly Archives: April 2013

Good Things from Lithuania

Winter weather in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius can be harsh (as for the rest of the country, I gather). Outdoor advertisers JC Decaux and agency New! wanted to give their public a little ray of hope and presented them … Continue reading

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Adrian Tomine Gets All Moody

This beautiful and very atmospheric illustration by Adrian Tomine appeared  in the April 15, 2013 issue of The New Yorker. It accompanied a review of the new Terrence Malick film, To the Wonder.

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Lotta Value, Investment Hunter

Diversified holding company Loews wanted to be heard in the current investment news market as a sound opportunity for long-term returns.  They chose the form of a comic featuring Lotta Value, a corporate version of Lana Croft, flying, paragliding and … Continue reading

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David Lasky’s Ultimate Superman Saga

Coinciding with Superman’s 75th birthday last week, David Lasky posted this recent comic on his Facebook feed. I love how he weaves the history of the comic with the mythos into one big lament of its creators’ fate. (comic © … Continue reading

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Luke Pearson for the New Yorker

Luke Pearson seems to have grown beyond his fame as contributor to various Nobrow publications (not in the least his own Everything We Miss and Hildafolk comics).  Next week’s New Yorker magazine features a cover by his hand, which shows a … Continue reading

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Iron Man Drives an Audi

According to the new interactive comic book, Steer The Story, that Audi Of America and Marvel launched, Tony Stark currently drives an slick rag top Audi R8.  Who knew? Incidentally, this campaign is a nice mix of a crowdsourced affair and … Continue reading

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Don’t let smell ruin your speech

Nice use of speech bubbles in these Chinese ads for Mentos.  I particularly like how the bubble shape was integrated in the overall picture, but also how this perfectly illustrates how it’s not just what’s inside the bubble that counts, … Continue reading

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Comic Book Sounds On The Streets Of Vancouver

Even though they are the “finest and oldest Comics Speciality Store in Western Canada”, the good people at the Vancouver Comics Store figured that being even more first in mind never hurts.  And what better way to do this than by introducing … Continue reading

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Thatcher by Simmonds

Over in the Guardian newspaper, Posy Simmonds created a Margaret Thatcher fairy tale that is not only very funny and (to put it mildly) only slightly skewed; it also manages to invoke a type of satire that seems to be … Continue reading

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Don’t blame a dog for its owner’s sins

Remember that one scene in Watchmen, when Rorschach is looking for a child that’s disappeared and he sees two dogs gnawing on what seems to be a human bone? Well, you may want to look at that scene from the … Continue reading

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