Importance of black and white: illustration series by Brian Jerome

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By Brian Jerome in New Illustration on Thursday 1 August 2013

The harsh line weight and graphic style of comic books and superheroes, mainly Marvel Comics, is what got my brain to start working with my hand and drawing from my first time through the rest of my life. As I hit puberty, like many kids, I became more angsty, emotionally volatile, and increasingly risk taking. […]

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Humorous illustrations by Lewis Loughman

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By Lewis Loughman in New Illustration on Saturday 27 July 2013

Strongly influenced by early golden age animation, comics, advertising and outsider culture, I’m often interested in things that can be positive, happy, fun but at the same time unsettling and slightly sinister. My work at the minute aims to accomplish a variety of things, but first and foremost I produce stuff that I find funny, If I don’t find it a little humorous, then I don’t draw it.

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Matta Napkin: Witty napkin comic art

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By Low Lai Chow in New Illustration on Friday 5 July 2013

‘I like to draw and eat’ is the one-line profile that John Matta has on his blog, and the guy basically draws a comic on a napkin every day. It started when he was watching a mom demand free meat tastings for her boy at Subway, and the boy went on to spit out all […]

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Illustrations by Californian artist Erik Reichenbach

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By Darwin Cosico in New Illustration on Thursday 23 May 2013

Erik Reichenbach was a two-time contestant on the hit reality television show Survivor. Although Erik is not an extremely popular contestant among fans and viewers, he’s notable for coming 5th place in both seasons. Outside of the TV realm, this Santa Clarita-based graphic artist has been creating picture books filled with wild characters since grade […]

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Misery City: a new comic from London’s Markosia Publishing

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By Anna Dowsland in New Illustration on Thursday 23 May 2013

Misery City is a new surreal noir comic from Markosia Publishing in London. The illustrations, by Vassilis Gogtzilas, are beautifully daring and dark. The story is written by Kostas Zachopoulos and tells the tale of Max Murray, an unlucky trench coat detective, forever damned in the concrete labyrinth of Misery City. Hunted by Hell’s lurking […]

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Piled Higher and Deeper comics: educating the masses via comics

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By Annie Churdar in Video on Tuesday 21 May 2013

Highly intelligent yet rather lifeless comics are always on the menu at PHD Comics. Piled Higher and Deeper is a comic series from the brain of Jorge Cham. After getting his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, Cham went on to be a full-time instructor and researcher at the California Institute of Technology. As a result, […]

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Nietzsche Family Circus

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By Erik Kraft in Cool Websites on Friday 17 May 2013

I don’t remember all that much about the Nietzsche that I’ve read. I do, however, remember the essence of The Family Circus, and I find it more nihilistic than anything old Friedrich wrote. If you swap out the grody familial schlock and put in some random Nietzsche quotes, it improves the comic considerably. I almost […]

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If Facebook made a real home

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Wednesday 10 April 2013

Comic website The Joy of Tech made this hilariously accurate representation of what it would be like if Facebook made a real home. Residents of this house are sure to have their dirty laundry aired out for their neighbors to see, toilets that encourage you to post tons of crap, and even an Instagram camera […]

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The Automatic Rexifier: the answer to stupid comic strips

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By Erik Kraft in Cool Websites on Wednesday 27 March 2013

If you’re unfamiliar with The Comics Curmudgeon, the gist is that Josh reads the terrible daily strips so we don’t have to. But when he pointed out the ridiculousness of the opening panel to a recent Rex Morgan, M.D. one of his readers really rose to the occasion and created the Rexifier, adding the good […]

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Comic Con: dress up and come out to Denver

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By Tom Pounders in New Events on Thursday 31 January 2013

If you like a good freak show along with comics, you need to check out Comic Con Denver. This year will be the second time it will be held here and this time Stan Lee will be there, along with many other well-known cartoonists. But half the fun is the people watching: fans lose all […]

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Scum of the Earth (part 3) artbook by Jim Mahfood

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By Lost At E Minor in New Art on Friday 11 January 2013

The third issue in Jim Mahfood’s SCUM artbook/comic/zine series is finally here, featuring 32 pages of art, sketches, bad ideas, and part three of the epic, Brick-Brain and Jazz Jazz comic. Available in Regular and Deluxe Collector’s editions. Check it out here.

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Marvel superheroes in comic form come to latex clad life

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Art on Thursday 10 January 2013

Have you ever wondered what would happen if superheroes could lift themselves from the pages of comics and enforce justice? Well, thanks to Brazilian-based graphic designer Butcher Billy, you don’t have to. The series entitled The Superhero Media Crossover Project replaces actors in superhero movies with their original forms – 60′s and 70′s drawings of latex clad, crime fighters. We think it looks pretty rad. Which one is your favourite?

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Greg Ephemera Trout makes old images look new again

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By Emily Weisgrau in New Art on Wednesday 2 January 2013

Working with vintage paper ephemera—comic books, victorian illustrations, magazines, prayer cards, and old dictionaries, Philadelphia-based collage artist Greg Ephemera Trout breathes new life into forgotten images. Each work captures a decisive moment in a narrative left almost entirely to the viewer’s imagination.

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When The Chickens Revolt: a webcomic by Jonathan Wayshak

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By dAVE inden in New Art on Sunday 23 December 2012

When the Chickens Revolt is a seriously sweet webcomic. Aptly described as the ‘combined insanity of Sam Keith and Jonathan Wayshak’, it is an ever-changing story that boggles the mind, confusing a reader in the best way. The artwork alone makes this webcomic worth checking out. Jonathan Wayshak, with his crazed style and intense attention to detail, makes this comic a treat for the eyes.

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A horror comic anthology featuring Paul Pope, Rufus Dayglo

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By Eric Pfeiffer in New Art on Monday 19 November 2012

Comic anthologies are a great way to be introduced to a variety of artists, whether they’re legends in the industry or new and upcoming. Horror anthologies, however, are a breed all in their own. The trend is coming back and it’s well deserved. I am thrilled. Ghosts #1 features brilliant work from Paul Pope, Rufus […]

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