Category Archives: Movies

The JLA drives a Merc

A message shared by Mercedes-Benz (@mercedesbenz) on Nov 7 2017 at 6:32 PST Some time ago a group of men sat around a big table in a big room, and one of them said, “You know what we need to … Continue reading

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Comics quoting from the future

It’s most probably my personal idiosyncratic frame of reference, but off late I’ve noticed at least two classic Franco-belgian comics featuring characters that are blatant references to real people, except that those people were still children at best at the … 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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Tout de suite, maintenant

Floc’h, French purveyor extraordinaire of extremely pure ligne claire art, has added a new gem to his long-running oeuvre. For Tout de suite, maintenant, the new film of French director Pascal Bonitzer, out in June, Floc’h created the poster and … Continue reading

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Dominion to DVD

Seth’s Dominion, the 2014 documentary by Luc Chamberland about Canadian cartoonist Seth and his imaginary town, Dominion, will be released by Drawn & Quarterly later  this year as a dvd-in-a-book, lavishly designed by Seth himself. Judging from the cover (which … Continue reading

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Jim Lee does Batman vs. Superman

In order to further bolster the importance of the upcoming Batman vs. Superman: Dawn Of Justice movie, British film magazine Empire commissioned a special cover illustration for the subscribers’ version of its March, 2016 issue. Jim Lee came through with … Continue reading

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Better call Saul

In order to promote its new Breaking Bad spin-off series, Better Call Saul, AMC put out an online comic called, Client Development. The book ties neatly into the original series, while at the same time focusing on side characters like … Continue reading

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Ralph Steadman on Breaking Bad

A new collected edition of Breaking Bad on Blu-ray will sport brilliant cover illustrations by none other than Ralph Steadman. Each of the six seasons has a portrait of one of the main characters, including Walter White, Jesse Pinkman and … 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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No, Not That Lone Ranger

I was browsing a fairly local record store when I came across this ditty from the early eighties, that is currently being re-released on vinyl. I guess it’s totally unrelated to a certain movie that does not seem to be … Continue reading

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