Monthly Archives: August 2013

A Watterson Rebuttal

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

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Wind in the Willows, live-action style

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

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Who needs art (and comics)

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.

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Joueurs en stock

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

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Stamp overload : Swiss Smurfs

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

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Canada Post Superman Stamps on Pre-order

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

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SPX by Seth and John McNaught

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

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