I go to the comic store roughly once a month. Usually I walk around the store aimlessly in the hope of finding that inspiring story that I didn’t know exists: such as The Watchman, Akira, The Incal. usually I leave empty handed. That was not the case a few weeks ago. Paul Pope creator of […]
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 […]
Champion of Dema is an Afrocentric, fantasy graphic novel about a young man named Kade who’s forced to be a hero but keeps trying to escape his responsibilities. He tries to escape his duties at every opportunity he gets. Written by Hameed Catel from kirucomics, he has poured his heart and soul into this project, […]
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 […]
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 […]
This is a project I am currently working on called Acid Drop, with the intention to produce a beautiful quality book to be printed. It’s a crime/thriller graphic novel, focusing on professional killer, Charlie Cooper, who wants to retire from the game for good. In order to do so, he must first fulfill his buy-out clause […]
This graphic novel is a illustrated tour of the brain of the father of evolution. Arguments such as the pros and cons of marriage according to the theory of evolution is suddenly humorous and entertaining when paired with entertaining illustrations. Darwin: A Graphic Biography is a better way to teach school kids otherwise dry history.
With the release of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’s graphic novel, we get four ideas of the iconic Lisbeth Salander: the one we imagined while reading the novel, the Noomi Rapace version, the Rooney Mara version, and now the graphic novels. How I wish Stieg Larsson was still alive so I can thank him […]
When we started working on Book of Sarth, it was more of an experiment in music distribution, but it took on serious dimensions after Alex Smith started defining the story. Our collaboration was full of weird coincidences, Alex would show me a drawing and it would match lyrics I had written months earlier. Part of […]
Raised by Raptors is an epic, fantasy-adventure, graphic novel written by Oliver Sykes and illustrated by Ben Ashton-Bell. The story is set in fictional Mexico, where humans and dinosaurs co-exist during the Golden Age of the Mayan Civilization. The series focuses on the journey of a young Mesoamerican who is forced to flee her city […]
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.
Blexbolex is back with another beautifully illustrated graphic novel. This one, along the lines of his past work, is a dystopian crime novel taking place entirely within an unnamed protagonist’s psyche.
After reading Jens Lapidus’s Stockholm Noir Trilogy, I came across his spin off, the graphic novel Gängkrig 145 (Gang War 145), which is illustrated by Peter Bergting. My Swedish is far from great, but the visuals are exceptional: each frame a piece of art capturing the dark, urban mood of the Swedish underworld that differs from his usual fantasy style, as in The Portant.
Salsa Invertebraxa, a truly epic graphic novel from artist/writer Mozchops , is finally published. It charts the odyssey of two invertebrate companions as they journey through a vibrant world of imaginary insects and flora. After an incubation of fifteen years, Mozchops has exquisitely crafted 200 paintings to tell this story of a beautiful, dangerous and mysterious world.