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.
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. […]
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.
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 […]
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!
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’.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
‘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. […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]