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Monthly Archives: August 2013
Zen Pencils is great, and easily one of the best webcomics currently around. The way Gavin Aung Than selects the quotes and then adapts them in a style that is never even slightly off the mark, is incomparible. And when … Continue reading
In 1994, British cartoonist Brendan McCarthy was asked to create concept art for what should have become a fantastic movie version of The Wind In The Willows, with people instead of anthropomorphic animals. I love the phrenology of the different … Continue reading
For anybody who is even remotely interested in the visual arts (or comics), Grant Snyder’s column-in-comics-format Who Needs Art on Medium is required reading.
Tintin is supposedly big enough in France for this cover to France Football magazine to make sense. Or at least for people to make the connection between a classic comic about modern-day slavery, and the current climate of professional athlete … Continue reading
I’ll admit I’ve been quite monomaniacal on this blog lately, but it has just come to my attention that from next week onwards, you can get two new stamps from the Swiss Post Office, featuring the world’s favorite blue gnomes. … Continue reading
Because this year is the 75th anniversary of Superman, and since Supes has a heritage that is at least Canadian, Canada Post is issuing a set of stamps on September 10 celebrating Superman’s image throughout the years. The five stamps … Continue reading
The poster to this year’s Small Press Expo was created by none other than Seth, and it is a beauty. I just love the Bigfoot lurking over the shoulders of the people. And if you needed more proof that John … Continue reading
More often than not, comics-themed stamp designers take the easy road. They pick a more or less representative (and hopefully stand-alone) piece of artwork (or have one commissioned) and slap that on a stamp. Much rarer are the stamps that … Continue reading
On the occasion of a new retelling of Candide by Writer in Residence Mark Ravenhill, the Royal Shakespeare Society has commissioned a quick and irreverent summary “for the times” of Voltaire’s original on their website. Story and artwork by Antonio … Continue reading