There are two kinds of people in the world: those that LOVE sleep and can’t get enough of it, and those other weirdos. Some people just don’t get the desire to sleep. That desire to nap in the early afternoon or to sleep in until midday on a weekend (or a weekday, who are we kidding?). But that’s ok. There’s someone who does understand the wonders of sleep – artist Landysh Askhmetzyanova.
Kiss? Hug? Or shake hands? Cartoon and illustrator Sarah Glidden, who professes to be often confused about how to greet the people in her life, has summed up her many musings and anecdotes in this excellent comic about the social awkwardness of greeting people in different places: “We somehow have a hard time keeping our signals straight.” Funny and true.
Comic-Con 2014 has officially kicked off at the San Diego Convention centre. For those who may never have heard of the phenomenon, Comic-Con is a bizarre yet strangely awesome annual event that brings together a whole host of peoples. From cos-players (those guys who get really really really into their costumes) to comic-book recluses, they […]
Juana Knits the Planet is the smallest comic in the world. The comic has been ‘microfabricated with an ion beam’ onto a strand of human hair, with 12 frames, each measuring 25 micrometres. The comic was originally drawn by Claudia Puhlfürst,who obviously had a lot of patience – do you know how small a strand of […]
Ah, The Oatmeal. Seattle-based Matthew Inman, who’s behind The Oatmeal, does all these entertaining comics that are super irreverent and fun. His recent comic revolves around the Mantis Shrimp. a deadly aquatic creature that looks and behaves like the bastard offspring of rainbows and chainsaws. As Inman put it, the Mantis Shrimp is ‘Genghis Khan […]
So we’ve seen this Stormtrooper being all paternal in these pictures by Kristina Alexanderson, but now, thanks to Brain Pickings, we now know his boss, Darth Vader, as a daddy who’s actively involved in raising his kid too. Comic artist Jeffrey Brown has illustrated these precious father-and-son bonding moments in an illustrated storybook that includes batting with lightsabers and Skywalker Sr going ‘This isn’t the toy you’re looking for’ to his son Luke. Charming.
The Boy with Eyes the Size of Miami Football Stadium is a weird take on the children’s picture book. Andrew Gilmore is a British writer and artist. His art has been used by bands and featured in magazines such as Bizarre and Terrorizor.
I’ve been working on an MS Paint comic called The Squid and can now share Chapter One with you for free online. The story follows the mishap adventures of a Japanese gang member who falls into foul play due to agreeing to be a consultant on the set of a 1980s film production and is subsequently dumped […]
For those of you who follow Project Rooftop, your’e probably already familiar with this gentleman’s work. Kris Anka takes iconic comic book characters and puts his simplified, cartoon spin on them to incredible effect.
I’m currently working on a 33-page comic called Tooth & Nail. It’s a dark comedy about dentistry, poker and parking garages, as seen through the eyes of a confrontation-hungry Habs fan. The final printed version will be available by the end of 2012.
I’m loving this webcomic that I just discovered. Jesus Loves Lesbians Too chronicles the tales of Maria Burnham and her foray into lesbianhood, her struggles with her conservative Christian parents, her gay sister Diana, and her own love of Jesus. It also brings up the more ‘sensitive’ subjects like two headed personal pleasure items and other such things. Touching, sweet, and often hilarious, this memoir (published bi-monthly) is a great addition to my bookmarked sites.
Check out the work of Bilbao-based artist, Tanya Evangelista. From traditional oils and watercolors cum graphite, to haunting digital imagery and comic. Whisps of Schiele, Klimt, Kahlo, Chagal in harsh colors, poetic x-rays, and bony figures. Startlingly good.
Brothers James and Tom Pitilli share a blog to show off their illustration work. It’s interesting to see their different styles side-by-side – James (based in Ashevill, NC) has a looser, more pop/psychedelic style whereas Tom (Based in Brooklyn) favors a comic book feel.
Israeli illustrator Asaf Hanuka is currently documenting via comic his family’s search for a home – you can read The Realist in Hebrew or in English, online or in the Israeli newspaper, Calcalist.
Ryan Riss, aka Craptical, is firmly rooted in the grotesque school of pop art, drawing heavily from horror comics, drug culture imagery, and the work of Ed ‘Big Daddy’ Roth. Beneath the irreverence and sophomoric imagery, however, is contrastingly well-controlled line work and a mature sense of design and composition.