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My Egyptian Fortune Cookie comic by Lisa Lim

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By Michael Glover in New Illustration on Saturday 23 July 2011

What happens when a traditional writer decides to jump the chasm and venture into the world of comics and graphic novels? In the case of Lisa Lim’s work, you get an incredible piece of art that’s home grown, organic and expressed in a way that would be impossible to teach in any art school or university.

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Matt Bors uses comic art to detail Afghanistan experience

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By Michael Glover in New Art on Thursday 21 July 2011

Comics Journalism is an art form that’s been gaining momentum and influence over the past few years and one website that’s dedicated to the craft is Cartoon Movement. One comic of interest is Matt Bors, who made detailed comics of his experiences traveling through Afghanistan.

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Amy Mahnick turns everyday trash into art

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By Michael Glover in New Art on Thursday 21 July 2011

Taking objects that would otherwise be discarded, Amy Mahnick uses found materials such as plastic bottles, packaging tape and milk cartons and then fashions these items into exquisite, three dimensional sculptures. Afterward, the sculptures become subjects for beautifully crafted paintings. The result gives a fresh meaning to the idea of still life.

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Jean Pierre Roy

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By Michael Glover in New Art on Thursday 21 July 2011

The paintings of Jean Pierre Roy tend to leave one in a state of speechless awe as your brain struggles to process the disturbing fact that the artist has conjured his worlds and painted them solely from his imagination.

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Pro BMX’er Nigel Sylvester teams up with director 13thWitness

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By Michael Glover in Video on Thursday 21 July 2011

BMX is badass on its own, but it gets even better with the filmmaking of New York-based photographer and filmmaker 13th Witness and with the help of professional BMX rider Nigel Sylvester (also based in NYC).

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American: The Bill Hicks Story documentary

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By Michael Glover in New Film on Wednesday 20 July 2011

Ruthless, charming, brilliant, and way ahead of his time, the late Bill Hicks was an American comic who tragically passed away from pancreatic cancer at the youthful age of 32 in 1994. His rants and scathing views on American consumerism, superficiality, mediocrity and banality within the media and popular culture have only grown stronger over the years and inspired comics all over the world.

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