Getting a tattoo is a big decision: you don’t want to get bored with it, you want it to stay as interesting as the day you get it. Comic book artist Patrick Yurick found a unique solution to this: get a tattoo of some blank comic panels, and fill them in each day with a different scribbled comic. Problem solved.
I’ve heard that Belgian artist Brecht Evens likes to party. I wonder how he finds enough time to do so given how labour-intensive his graphic novels appear. A lot of comic artists play with black and white, maybe a wash of grey or digital flat colours in firm boxes, while Brecht deploys watercolours, watercolours, and […]
Robert Crumb is one of the most prominent figures in comic book history. He founded Zap comix, pioneered the underground comix movement in the late 1960s, and introduced the world to characters such as Fritz the Cat, Mr. Natural and Devil Girl.
Marvel’s X-Universe can get pretty ridiculous at times. But at its best, things like the first years of The New Mutants happen. With unbelievable artwork by Bill Sienkiewicz, who has to be the most underrated comic book artist out there, it really doesn’t matter where the stories go. His vision of that alternate world of […]
Daniel Clowes is a comic book artist with a great eye for detail and a fantastic storyteller. There are very few artists out there whose work can be as faithful to the human condition as Clowes’ is. A great measure of raw emotion can be found in a single colour screen print made by this classy gent, which is something you can’t find often these days.
Illustrator and comic book artist Hellen Jo’s playful watercolors draw from old Japanese and Chinese poster ads, purikura photos, and Taiyu Matsumoto comics, but have a distinct style of their own that’s very much rooted in Bay Area, Asian-American pop culture.
Toronto-based illustrator and comic book artist Patrick Kyle definitely appeals to people who use the word “rad” a lot. His crude, counter-culture-informed images reference pop culture — heavy metal paraphernalia, the Simpsons, toys from the ’70s — as well as mystical, psychedelic, and scatological themes.
Dave Mazzucchelli has been one of the boldest, medium-bending sequential artists of our time. Known best for his work on Frank Miller’s Batman: Year One, his groundbreaking adaptation of Paul Auster’s City of Glass, and the anthology, Rubber Blanket, he’s returning after a near fourteen-year hiatus with a new book for Pantheon in December titled […]