Category Archives: Illustration

Jaffee lampoons DC makeover obsession

In the 1990s DC deemed their heroes’ costumes were up for a makeover. Superman got an all-blue body (or an all-red one, depending on which split. In the movies Batman’s suit got all black, and later all nipply and some … Continue reading

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Owling with Jillian Tamaki

Owling is just that: go out and look for owls. They’re very hard to spot, even though you’ll hear them often enough, especially in wooded areas. We recently moved to a place that’s basically surrounded by moderate-sized clumps of trees, … Continue reading

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From one Godfather to the next

The year is 2010 and for the celebrated Flemish media magazine Humo, Ever Meulen delights us with this very own take on The Godfather, parts 1 and 2 (and three quarters). Twelve years on this little drawing is still a … Continue reading

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Shaner, Gaiman, Schulz

It’s Sunday, it’s cold outside and I’m huddled up with books. Can’t really think of anything better to post today than this old Evan “Doc” Shaner piece from before he was a hot shot artist. It’s got the Morpheus and … Continue reading

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We’re not going out

The tagline for this New York Times January 17, 2021 supplement may be “We’re thinking outside the box”, Giacomo Gambineri‘s intricate full page illustration comic seems to be predominantly screaming “We’re not going out”, expressing the melancholic frustration of being … Continue reading

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Michael Cho covers return to Marvel

I’m a big fan of designer and cartoonist Michael Cho, almost enough to make me want to go and  buy the numerous special editions he does for various publishers. Take, for example, these Marvel Comics issues announced for March, 2021, … Continue reading

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The Fight is ON

Over the Christmas Holidays, French cartoonist Thierry Martin started a thread on Facebook, drawing up fight scenes between comic characters that never fought (so bitterly) before. 

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Ever wishes you a better 2021

As the annus horribilis that was 2020 is long gone by now, and two new issues have been published in the mean time, I think the good people at Humo Magazine won’t mind my sharing the splendid cover that Ever … Continue reading

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Bailly for Anima

Every year in February,  Brussels turns animation crazy thanks to Anima, the Brussels Animation Film Festival. The poster for the festival never fails to be a visual gem (remember Nicholas Fong‘s Zoetrope poster), and this year’s is no different. This … Continue reading

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In Praise of Yahoo Groups : Craig Thompson

Back when the web was young and social media were basically mailing lists, the Ephemerist was a Yahoo Group, with some 30 oddballs sharing comics-related scans and pictures from the most unlikely of places. And as Yahoo Groups are scheduled … Continue reading

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