Galactus, Dr. Doom, Magneto, Venom, The Joker, Bane, Doomsday. These are some of the biggest villains the world’s superheroes have had to overcome. But they have one common enemy they have still yet to hurdle: the lamp. Dun-dun-dun-dun!
Haha, this is hilarious. The Adventures of Unemployed Man, a graphic novel by Erich Origen and Gan Golan, is about a jobless crusader, who, with his sidekick Plan B, in his search for work, has to wage war against a long list of villains with hilarious names like The Human Resource, Pink Slip and The Invisible Hand.
Enter the world of John Amor. This comic book lover has been making these great super hero and villain illustrations for quite a while. Based in the Philippines, Armor not only illustrates comic books but also writes. Check out some of his completed books here.
Growing up with action figures like Turtles, Wrestling, He-Man and Starwars, I came across Suckadelic Inc and was intrigued by the concept. Totally DIY, The Sucklord makes his own parodies and weird mutant hybrid toys along with the packaging. This super villain is really carving his own path.
I got the chance to meet Steve Seeley during an exhibition of his work, titled All We Ever Do Is Fight, at the Rotofugi Gallery in Chicago a few months back. Not only is he one of the nicest guys I’ve met, but the precision of the line-work and the perfectionist execution of his work is inspiring.
I released a Christmas album last year, and someone on our Facebook kept making amazing fan art to go with it. We tracked him down: his name was Paul Shinn and he was an illustrator/comic book artist. We asked him to make us a bunch of silly strips to give away in our advent calendar. I really loved his style of drawing. It reminded me of innocent Sunday newspaper comics, like Calvin and Hobbes or Garfield.
Gabe Fowler is the owner of this shop and I hope it never ever closes. It’s a comics, zine or straight-up hand made products store in Brooklyn and I’m so happy to be able to go there on occasion and get my fix.
I few years back, I found the most amazing painting of this Mexican comedy superhero character called Chapulin Colorado (red grasshopper) by Rhode Montijo. It led me to go through his work at the time and it was just as beautiful, with characters from a child’s nightmare and pretty colours everywhere, along with Mexican references to masked luchadores and mythological figures of the Aztecs.
The fact that Dutch-born artist Tobias Tak once had to choose between a career as a graphic novelist or one as a tap dancer seems to make perfect sense, based on his surreal style that evokes turn-of-the-century story books and films of the ’30s and ’40s. I haven’t seen his tapping skills, but judging by his comics, I’m glad he chose the former path.
I’ve been searching for the artist of the clever Day Of The Dead Presidents piece since it flashed past me somewhere last year. Luckily Brighton based Illustrator Matt Taylor has just contributed to Graniph, throwing his work back into the spotlight. Along with National Geographic Taylor is influenced by comic books. There’s a definite Paul […]
Chris Ware is my favorite comic book artist. If there’s a new Chris Ware book out, I buy it, no questions asked. He writes the most somber, sad stories about the simplest of people, but they’re written and illustrated with such beauty and elegance. All of the text and graphic design is done by hand. It’s absolutely mind blowing.
The New York Times recently posted a selection of Mad Magazine fold-ins from the past 40 years of the magazine’s history. The feature allows you to actually fold the images to reveal the decoded message and picture.