Category Archives: Illustration

Supervillains for our time

About a year ago, in February, 2016, the staff of GQ Magazine drew up a list of the true supervillains of our time. Never mind that it is seeminly humanly more possible to actually be a supervillain than a superhero … Continue reading

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Obama by Sienkiewicz

On his Twitter page, pictoral warlock extraordinaire Bill Sienkiewicz posted these two portraits of president Obama (if there ever was a president that deserves the title ad infinitum, it’s this one) that reflect both aspects that I admire in the … Continue reading

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Jon McNaught illustrates Coe

I’m not really up to speed with my literature, so I only came across this beautiful cover for Jonathan Coe’s most recent novel, Number 11, very recently. It immediately stands out as yet more fine work by Jon McNaught, from … Continue reading

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Brimstone by Kriek

For the Dutch media and TV listings magazine VPRO Gids [link in Dutch], Erik Kriek drew this magnificent cover, featuring Guy Pearce en Dakota Fanning as they appear n Martin Koolhoven’s new Western noir, Brimstone. The image seems to bridge between Kriek’s … Continue reading

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A Cartoony Cookbook

Ever since I met her in Angoulême, I’ve been amazed by Zeina Abirached‘s beautiful, iconic cartooning style. In her books, like Le jeu des hirondelles and Je me souviens – Beyrouth, she manages to combine quite realistic memories and anecdotes from her youth in … Continue reading

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The transience of love with Adrian Tomine

The cover for the New Yorker magazine’s first issue of the year was created by none other than my personal favorite Adrian Tomine. It focuses on the weird, international trend of solidifying your love for one another by fixing a … Continue reading

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The return of Ever

2016 may have been a real downer of a year in terms of people dying and other people winning, at least it ended with a flickering light of hope. The final issue of Flemish media magazine Humo sported a cover … Continue reading

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Niemann gets all animated on the New Yorker

For the cover of the New Yorker magazine’s May 16 issue, illustrator and cartoon genius Christoph Niemann created an augmented reality animation that for once is actually good. When viewed through the lense of a smart phone with the special … Continue reading

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Better Aging With Olivier Schrauwen

Belgian cartoonist Olivier Schrauwen uses his trademark bleak-yet-intriguing colour palette for these illustrations for an article on the benefits of exercising to battle the symptoms of aging. From the April 29, 2016 issue of the New York Times.

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Robotic Interview

Swedish illustrator Mattias Adolfsson rarely uses the comic form in his very prolific work, but when he does, he likes to be interviewed by one of his little robots.

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