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Monthly Archives: July 2013
These ads for Maltesers chocolates remind me of the comic strips advertisments that ran in newspapers in the 40’s and 50’s (and which are faithfully chronicled every Wednesday on Ger Apeldoorn’s fantastic The Fabulous Fifties blog), but with a contemporary, … Continue reading
After yesterday’s cool find of a new Tomine illo in the New York Times, Ephemerist agent Mike found two more good illos that appeared in the Times recently. The first one is by Kristian Hammerstad and appeared in the Sunday … Continue reading
Earlier this week Adrian Tomine provided the illustration to a New York Times review of David Gilbert’s novel “& Sons”. (Thanks to Mike)
What better way to start this series than with my favorite comic character ever. Tintin, the quiffed one, has graced stamps from the post offices of his (and mine) native Belgium, France, the Netherlands and innumerable shadier issues (of which … Continue reading
As regular readers of this here little blog will probably know by now, one of the more geeky aspects of my obsession with comics is the fact that I collect comics-themed post stamps. If you are too young to know … Continue reading
Chris Schweizer of the Crogan Adventures is currently doing a “Character a day” feature on his blog, which is quite nice, even though he tends to lean towards design in rather drab colors. While perusing his blog, though, I came … Continue reading
Alongside the IDW Little Nemo in Slumberland series be Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez, Locust Moon Comics announced a new Little Nemo anthology at SDCC earlier thisweek, called Dream Another Dream. This volume will collect interpretations of Windsor McCay’s classic character by … Continue reading
Comic Book Resources has been running a surprising and entertaining feature lately, Comic Book Easter Eggs, chronicling cross-references and cheeky winks in comic books and graphic novels. In their most recent column, they list a few guest appearances of Bill … Continue reading
They’re unhealthily high, they glitter and they treat Batman like The Dark Knight never happened. But, hey, if this is not ephemeral, I don’t know what is. If you want a pair, head over to Etsy, which also pulls out … Continue reading