Wry comic paintings by Brooklyn artist, Dave Ellis

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By Kate Farrall in New Art on Saturday 16 May 2015

Brooklyn artist, Dave Ellis turns his comic-style sketches into large paintings that reveal many wry truths about his life. His sarcastic sensibilities shine through as he pokes fun at the way he lived when sex, drugs and rock-n-roll were his anthem.

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This web comic illustrates your deeply rooted fears and makes your skin crawl at the same time

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Monday 5 January 2015

And I thought my fears were ludicrous. Well, not anymore after I pored through Fran Krause’s web comics based on people’s deepest, darkest fears. Some of the weirdest and most irrational appear amongst the 100 plus, and still growing, comic strips that actually make for an engaging read.

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These black and white comic strips by Liam Cobb are kinda awesome

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By Milo Sumner in New Illustration on Friday 16 May 2014

Welcome into the mind of Liam Cobb, English artist and illustrator. His tumblr page offers endless story segments many of which show a dystopian world. Each group of panels tell only their own part of an as yet undefined story. Cobb is rumoured to soon be publishing a graphic novel set in his post-apocalyptic wasteland. […]

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Super Rockers: Famous super heroes reimagined as rock stars

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Thursday 8 May 2014

New York-based art director and illustrator Andres Moncayo reimagined our most iconic superheroes – the rock stars of the Marvel and DC universes – and turned them into real head banging, guitar smashing rockers. In his series ‘Super Rockers’, he gives superheroes different looks from different eras and genres of rock.

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How to spot dangerous seafood and more: Five hilariously irreverent comics

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 26 April 2014

Writer-illustrator Gemma Correll draws just about the wildest comics that often take a specific subject matter and wander off into the funniest, off-tangent territory. Take for instance her chart of Dangerous Seafood, which starts off with what seems common sense enough (e.g. Poisonous Pufferfish, Improperly Cooked Shellfish) before getting progressively sillier with the likes of […]

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Erotic and quirky illustrations by Marion Fayolle

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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