Monthly Archives: May 2013

All Stories Have Their Style

I simply adore these ads for Sharpie pens, not just because they use comics in their purest form, but also because they cleverly visualise the idea that there’s more sides to every story. Artwork by Daniel Toni. (via Ads of … Continue reading

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The real superdrug is belief

A children’s hospital in Brasil developed a special packaging for cancer treatment medicine, combined with comic books that explain how the drug works and why the procedure is so horrible, to help its young patients grow faith in their recover. … Continue reading

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We smurf fashion

Any reason is good enough to present some more smurfiness, and this time it comes courtesy of an anonymous spotter and the British Daily Mail. They ran some artwork by Italian cartoonist and illustrato AleXsandro Palombo, featuring all sorts of fashion … Continue reading

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Mutts no worry

Mutts creator Patrick McDonnell knows his classics, that’s for sure. This strip ran on May 25, 2013. (Mutts © 2013 Patrick McDonnell)

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The Open Book

Illustrator and cartoonist Bob Staake made this lovely little silent strip for the New York Times Book Review (May 10 issue). (thanks to Mike)

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This Charming Man Of Steel

Brasilian illustrator Butcher Billy betrays his age with this New Wave – Silver age mashup. Ever imagined Ian Curtis as Batman, Siouxsie Sioux as Wonder Woman or Robert Smith as Plastic Man? Look no further…

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Retro-comics fashion sweetness

Female comics devotees, wear your passion on your sleeves with this comics-adorned vintage style dress. Male comics readers, you know what to get your loved ones! (Spotted @ Hippo in Leuven, Belgium)

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Daft Henk

Cowboy Henk joins in with the worldwide frenzy around Daft Punk’s resurrection. From this week’s Humo Magazine.

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Mutts Goes Meta With Mondrian

In today’s Mutts strip, Patrick McDonnell pays hommage to Dutch modernist painter Piet Mondrian. And while he’s at it, he has his characters get all meta about his own medium. Better than your average Sunday comic, if you ask me. … Continue reading

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New Clear Line Talent From Flanders

The Clear Line tradition in the Low Lands seems to be saved. Peter Willems delivered this illustration for a recent special biking issue of the De Morgen daily, which clearly shows influence by Swarte en Meulen (and even a cameo … Continue reading

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