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Craig Thompson’s new comic book: Habibi

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By Matt Taylor from Sixty40 in New Illustration on Tuesday 11 October 2011

I was lucky enough to do a graphic novel residency in Florida last year and Craig Thompson was one of the master artists. He’s an easy going, inspiring guy, and got me psyched about inking with brush and expanding my drawing repertoire.

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Nobrow: producing wonderful independent comics

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By Matt Taylor from Sixty40 in New Illustration on Tuesday 11 October 2011

Nobrow are leading the field in making independent comics with stunning production values. They took the mantle passed down by Chris Ware and just ran out of the stadium. Each book is totally different and seems to hold the soul of the artists. File under ‘nothing like superheroes’.

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Lars the last Viking Goes to the End of the World comic

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By Matt Taylor from Sixty40 in New Art on Monday 22 August 2011

This is my comic I’ve been working on for the last five months and the first release of Sixty40 Press. It’s a mini epic saga of Lars the Last Viking’s quest as he fights the oppressive forces of apathy and death-metal pine trees in a raid against the world. Joined by his faithful pig, Olaf, […]

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China Comics and Animation Museum

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By Matt Taylor from Sixty40 in Architecture on Monday 22 August 2011

This is set to begin construction next year in Huangzhou and looks amazing. If this is where China wants to go as global superpower, I am in. It looks like an Opera House for comics and the Dutch firm MVRDV, who won the pitch, designed the complex around the shape of the speech bubble. It will have three comics libraries, interactive light displays on the outer surfaces.

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Attack The Block: a movie eerily close to the London riots

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By Matt Taylor from Sixty40 in New Film on Monday 22 August 2011

I’m very excited about this film. From the producers of Scott Pilgrim and Shaun of the Dead, teen kids in a London housing project fight with aliens. I hope the riots don’t put a lid on its release for fear of empowering British youths more.

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David O’Reilly: The External World short film

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By Matt Taylor from Sixty40 in New Film on Saturday 20 August 2011

Mr O’Reilly is a unique breed amongst animation directors, having both style and substance. I’d call him an auteur, but he’d call me a nasty name or send me a virus. This short film left me more satisfied after 14 minutes than many feature films can do in 90. And heck, you can buy his […]

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