I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of braille art. The idea of 2D picture books and images that a blind person can “see” through touch is absolutely lovely. This minimalistic tactile comic book by Phillip Meyer is so well thought out and crafted, both seeing and non-seeing audiences can appreciate it. It tells the […]
Still young, Crippling Doubts is a Cardiff-based small-press, self-publishing venture, spearheaded by Rory Butterworth. Issue 1 featured several Falmouth University Illustration students (see below) tackling the theme ‘a day in the life of…’ with beautifully diverse narrative based results. Issue 2, currently in development, looks at time travel and promises not to disappoint. So watch […]
From the vibrant panels of such critically acclaimed comics as DMZ to the storied pages of The New Yorker, artist Nathan Fox’s poppy fantasia of reckless color, cheeky pin-ups, and rock-and-roll-infused imagery makes him one of the most innovative and sought-after voices in illustration. His new postcard book, Stay Tuned, is now available online.
The work of Chinese comic artist Benjamin — nee Bin Zhang — is full of energy, and bright but contracted colours. He has published his comic book in seven European countries, and his book, Orange, was a big hit in the French market. After impressing fans with his fast and dynamic drawing skills at the Comic Convention in New York, the editors at Marvel Comics started to take notice of this young digital artist.
I’m not so much into Chet Zar’s comic-book and noir-inspired stuff, but his more fantastical and straight-forward horror images, many of which remind me of a combination between Mark Ryden and H.R. Giger, really appeal to the metalhead in me.