TCAF reveals festival poster by Charles Burns

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ERT ERT ERT! So awesome. In the spirit of his amazing Nitnit trilogy, Charles Burns sums up the joy of TCAF and comics with a creepy/fun image.

SO there.

Who made the Oscars look so great? Designer Henry Hobson

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It’s not often you come away from an awards show thinking “Man those title cards were amazing!” but that’s exactly what I thought while watching the Oscars on Sunday. Everything about the graphics used to introduce the nominees was spot on — from the gorgeously curated objects used for the Production Design nominees to the […]

Gabrielle Bell Art Sale!

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Gabrielle Bell is having an art sale on most of the July Diary that makes up jher book Truth is Fragmentary. Pages are a reasonable $100, shipping included. Bell is having the sale as a fundraiser, and while it’s neat to be able to get original art by a great cartoonist for next to nothing, […]

First Look at the Long Beach Comic Expo program cover by The Bean’s Travis Hanson

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The Long Beach Comic Expo February 28-March 1st and just announced a great line-up of guests, which you can see below. They also released the cover of the program guide by Travis Hanson, creator of the Eisner nominated story The Bean. It’s a nice mash-up of some creator owned icons.

Big bad vision of the Vision in new Avengers: Age of Ultron promo art

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A lot of foreign and random promo art for Avengers: Age of Ultron has been surfacing on the Tony Stark Sincero Iron Man FB page. Like the Vision in (most of) his glory and siniter Ultron pics and also THE ONE POSE THAT MST APPEAR IN EVERYSUPER HERO MOVIE, courtesy of Scarlett Johannson’s Black Widow. Here’s […]

All-New By Its Cover #1 (January 2015)

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The column that judges a book by its cover, focusing on the month’s best-designed comic covers. For the month’s best-illustrated comic covers, see Best Comic Covers Ever (This Month).   Daredevil #12 by Chris Samnee When Daredevil looks shocked that someone is flying through the air, you know this is serious. But what really gets […]

Howard the Duck comeback gains speed with “What The Duck??” April variants

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Waugh! Marvel will release 20 variants covers in April celebrating Howard the Duck in a promotion with the saucy title of “What the Duck??”

“Response to the announcement of the new Howard the Duck series has been staggering,” says Marvel SVP Sales & Marketing David Gabriel. “There were so many talented artists eager to take a quack at drawing a Howard cover we couldn’t resist building an entire variant month around him. This April is going to be WTD certified!”

Speedy Ortiz Announce new Album via DeForge comic

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Indie band Speedy Ortiz have announced a new album called Foil Deer and they chose to do so via a cute Michael DeForge comic. Because when you think “indie” and “deer” you think “Michael DeForge.”

The album from the Northhampton, MA-based band drops April 21 from Carpark Records.

Dark Horse Gives Nathan Drake The Art Book Treatment

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The pantheon of PlayStation has a rich library of quality games, but few have impacted the art of storytelling like the UNCHARTED franchise.

French superhero gang bang mural under fire

A mural at a French hospital showing Wonder Woman getting it every which way from Supergirl, the Flash, Batman and Superman in the most crude ways possible has generated controversy. LINK SO NSFW.

You don’t say.

Marvel: Heed the cry—we need a new swimsuit special

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As mentioned earlier, I’ve been on a deadline and haven’t had time to jump all over breaking industry news, but that worked out just fine in the case of the disappearing Marvel Swimsuit Issue update. It seems artists Kris Anka and Kevin Wada posted some images of what would be a NEW Marvel Swimsuit issue, updating the strangest comic of the 90s with a much needed new look at lycra and tencel. The initial pin-ups of some lissome lads were tasty, but the women had not even been drawn when the project had been KILLED. KILLED DEAD, taking with it the hopes and dreams of a thirsty nation.

Nice Art: The Animal Battles of Maryanna Hoggatt

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Portlandia artist Maryanna Hoggatt specializes in highly detailed statues of animal warriors that are pretty spectacular—fans of Tooth and Claw take note. The statue shown above is about 10″ high and made from Super Sculpey, apoxie sculpt, armature wire, acrylic, fabric, ink, wood base. Her site also includes illos of the animals depicted. You can see […]

Udon’s Capcom Fighting Tribute book seeks submissions…unpaid submissions

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Update: Just to clarify, this book is published by Udon Entertainment under license from Capcom. I’m told that they’ve done four other books under this model, all of them successful, and that the prints are indeed intended as compensation for the artwork. Is that a fair compensation? It may not seem like it when you […]

DC Movie Variants Include Greatest Damn Cover Of All Time

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As a reminder that not everything in comics is doom and gloom—and that we as a country can still laugh, smile and drool, DC has released a list of its March Movie Variant covers, and they include this Justice League cover by Emanuela Lupacchino inspired by Magic Mike, the greatest film of the 21st century.

On that note, it is definitely time to call it a weekend. And the complete list, courtesy of Newsarama — more smiles to come we hope.

Gift Guide: buy a print from Gerhard

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While Dave Sim is the best known participant in the Cerebus experience, he had a collaboratorL gerhard, who drew backgrounds in a richly detailed manner. Gerhard (he uses one name) he been making a comeback of sorts—although he has been doing illustrations right along—with convention appearances and prints, and how he’s selling some of them […]

Game of Thrones Playing Cards

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Not long until it’s Game of Thrones all the way, as the new season premieres in the Spring, In the meantime, in order to celebrate Game of Thrones as well as other hit shows, Ladbrokes Poker has created a set of illustrated playing cards that feature the programme’s central characters. Star performances from the show’s top […]