Erotic and quirky illustrations by Marion Fayolle

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Monday 21 April 2014

We’ve shown you Marion Fayolle’s illustrations before, but nothing like this! Light hearted and erotic, Fayolle’s somewhat absurd drawings explore humor, longing, lust, loss, and separation that ‘connects them, allowing for a cohesion of and engagement with particular themes’. It’s like PG-rated porn!

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The self-loathing illustrations of Katie So

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By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Wednesday 16 April 2014

Destined for Misery is a series of illustrations by Vancouver-based artist Katie So, depicting the everyday anxieties facing women. Each comic is ‘meant to be a personal evaluation of one woman’s six-month period of “self-loathing.” A bout of “pathetic,” “poor-me” analysis’.

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Geneviève FT: a girl drawing girly girls

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By Marta Millere in New Illustration on Friday 21 March 2014

Adorably talented Geneviève FT specializes in drawing cheerful pin ups, burlesque dancers and other curvy cartoon goddesses. Her little ladies are incredibly confident and sensual, without appearing too sexy. Geneviève freelances in multiple fields: animation, games, magazine illustration and comics. She studied animation for six years, creating and producing no less than seven short films. […]

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Finally, a comic that explains how to look at art

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Thursday 23 January 2014

We’ve all seen them. The art gallery goers who spend hours (ok, minutes, but it feels like hours) staring at paintings, looking up dreamily at statues and mumbling to themselves over sculptures. But what exactly are they getting from all that looking? How do they interpret an artist’s intention? And just what exactly am I […]

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Police Log Comics: comics made using the text from actual police logs

Jake Sheridan Contributor

By Jake Sheridan in New Illustration on Friday 17 January 2014

Police Log Comics are just that: comics made using the text from actual police logs – the Carmel Pine Cone California police logs to be exact. The text is used in its entirety from each police log entry, and then illustrated, filling the logs with evocative and childlike figures and pasty colours. The style is […]

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Twitter the Comic: yup, comics made from strangers’ Tweets

Jake Sheridan Contributor

By Jake Sheridan in Tech on Wednesday 11 December 2013

Mike Rosenthal, or Vector Belly as he’s better known, makes comics from strangers tweets. It’s as simple as that. He does use the ‘greatest tweets of our generation’ though. The four panel comic strips are equal parts funny, weird and colourful. So check it out, it’s updated regularly and you can even submit your own […]

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Mickey Mouse, Donald, and Goofy are like your average bros

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Tuesday 10 December 2013

‘Donald Duck in the house mother*ckerrrr!’ Wait, did I hear correctly what Donal Duck just said? Ashley Perryman Quach and Max Landis collaborated on a strip called Boys’ Night where our favourite Disney trio of Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are just like normal bros – always swearing, getting in trouble, and talking about deep stuff. […]

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Noir superhero illustrations by Marko Manev

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Illustration on Wednesday 20 November 2013

Illustrator Marko Manev’s Noir superhero series gives a fresh twist to these classic comic book characters. Portrayed as silhouetted beacons in a world of brooding darkness, these iconic heroes seem even more heroic set in black and white. Villains, beware.

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Humanity captured through comics: art by Marc Pearson

Dave Mahler Reader Find

By Dave Mahler in New Illustration on Saturday 16 November 2013

I hope he doesn’t mind the comparison, but I see Marc Pearson as the Adam Elliot of comics. Not in that he’s an adorable gay man who brings up his dogs every time I hound him after a lecture (creepy stalker David, bad…). More in that his focus seems to be on struggling humans, doing […]

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Aussie sketch comics bring classic masterpieces to life with hilarious outcome

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 15 November 2013

The sketch comics of Australia’s The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting have teamed up with animators Doug Bayne, Ben Baker and Trudy Cooper to produce a very funny video that depicts classic artworks in a humorous way. Combining ‘high culture and low brow comedy perfectly’, you can see Grant Wood’s American Gothic painting come […]

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Austraian comic artist Dave Mahler launches his first book length work

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By Dave Mahler in New Illustration on Friday 1 November 2013

I don’t think my friends like me when I talk comics. I get heated, I defend the medium with gusto. No, I’m not talking superheroes – some are cool, most are pubescent boy fantasies catered to man-children. I’m talking indie, alternative, underground art. Comics are an art form unto itself. The medium has its own […]

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Artist gets blank comic panels tattooed in his arm, fills them in each day with comics

Jake Sheridan Contributor

By Jake Sheridan in New Illustration on Wednesday 23 October 2013

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.

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Deeply detailed comic illustrations by Plump Oyster

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By Dave Mahler in New Illustration on Monday 21 October 2013

Benjamin Sea, aka Plump Oyster, must be a very patient man. I tried ripping on his style this one time…and only one time. Because, my god, I can’t even fathom the time and skill that goes into his deeply complex, detailed and sprawling images. What’s amazing is that his images are so stylised yet still […]

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Hyper-detailed watercolour comics by Evie Cahir

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By Dave Mahler in New Art on Friday 27 September 2013

I’m jealous of Evie Cahir. It seems every day brings another interview and another hundred plus notes on tumblr. Her work is simply divine: intricate, hyper-detailed watercolour and graphite pieces that put the majority of the NGV to shame. Her use of line is exciting, skewing perspective in just the right places to remind you […]

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The fashionable X-Men

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 17 September 2013

This week will mark the 50th anniversary of the X-Men. No, the X-Men won’t be kicking evil mutant butt, or repelling the impending Skrull invasion. Instead, they will dominate the cat walk! Wada, a San Francisco-based illustrator, has reimagined their costumes. Stripping them of their traditional spandex attires, he put a trendy twist on the […]

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