Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross

Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross

July 18th, 2013 | Comics, Documentaries, Videos

One of the greatest artists in the field of comic books, Alex Ross has revitalized classic superheroes into works of fine art with his brilliant use of watercolor. By building on the foundation of the great artists who came before him, Ross’ paintings have revolutionized… Read More

The ascent of “Mad”: see 60 years of comic subversion

The ascent of “Mad”: see 60 years of comic subversion

June 25th, 2013 | Comics, Magazines

The original Mad men were a group of subversive cartoonists and writers poking fun at anything that carried the slightest hint of authority. Today’s editorial crop have a much harder job–satirizing folks who have grown up withMad and are in on the joke. On a tear of shameless… Read More

George Lucas Cultural Arts Museum – A “New Kind of Museum”?

George Lucas Cultural Arts Museum – A “New Kind of Museum”?

March 21st, 2013 | Comics, Film, Graphic Art, Museums, News, Popculture, USA

Now that’s big news, George Lucas really wants open a Museum for illustration, comics, digital arts, and movie arts in San Francisco where Norman Rockwell and Steve Jobs can be studied on an equal level. We were just joking about it the other day and… Read More

Muzorama

Muzorama

September 7th, 2012 | 3D, Animation, Comics, Videos

Muzorama is a short 3D animation film based on the universe of french illustrator Jean-Philippe Masson aka Muzo produced in late 2008 with only six weeks production time. The result is pretty impressive. Directed by Elsa Brehin, Raphaël Calamote, Mauro Carraro, Maxime Cazaux, Emilien Davaud,… Read More

Manga Artist Lets You Use His Work, Royalty-Free

Manga Artist Lets You Use His Work, Royalty-Free

August 29th, 2012 | Comics, Copyright, Japan

Japanese manga artist Shuho Sato is to allow anyone to use and adapt his work for commercial or noncommercial purposes without having to pay royalties. Wired reports that “the award-winning author of Say Hello to Black Jack — who has sold more than 10 million… Read More

Ideogenetic Machine – A Generative Comic Book

Ideogenetic Machine – A Generative Comic Book

August 16th, 2012 | Comics, Computer Art, Interactive Art, Videos

Ideogenetic Machine is an interactive application that incorporates portraits of participants into an algorithmically generated comic book. The comic is created live through custom software using portraits of participants captured with camera and a database of drawings by the artist illustrating speculative narratives based on… Read More

Photo Comic: Andy Warhol, Joey Ramone and Blondie vs. Mutant Monsters

Photo Comic: Andy Warhol, Joey Ramone and Blondie vs. Mutant Monsters

July 21st, 2012 | Comics, Photography, Pop Art, Subculture

The “Punk” fanzine was the first publication to popularize the CBGB scene and it also gave the music genre a name. It had 15 issues between 1976 and 1978. The last issue featured the phot comic “Mutant Monster Beach Party”, starring Debbie Harry as The… Read More

The Cartoon Movement network

The Cartoon Movement network

July 9th, 2012 | Cartoons, Comics, Media

The Cartoon Movement is a collaborative publishing platform dedicated to high quality political cartoons and comic journalism. The Cartoon Movement network – currently 100+ cartoonists in over 60 countries – holds between them 11 awards including the World Press and UN Political Cartoon awards. Check… Read More

The Evolution of the Batman Logo

The Evolution of the Batman Logo

June 16th, 2012 | Branding, Comics, Design

Easily one of the most recognizable logos ever created, the design of the symbol and logo for Batman has changed many, many times while keeping it’s branding intact for decades. Before “The Dark Knight rises” at the movies again this summer (trailer below), we have… Read More

Maus Creator Art Spiegelman Joins Occupy Comics‘ Growing Chorus

Maus Creator Art Spiegelman Joins Occupy Comics‘ Growing Chorus

June 12th, 2012 | Books, Business, Comics, Politics

Maus creator Art Spiegelman is the latest big name to join Occupy Comics, the graphic anthology that gives comics creators a platform for addressing the socioeconomic factors that spawned the Occupy protest movement. Wired reports that “Spiegelman is contributing an out-of-print 2001 cover from The… Read More