Chris Ware battles for graphic literature with “Why I Love Comics”

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It seems that Chris Ware, the genius behind Building Stories and other structural comics masterpieces, and Hajime Isayama, the Attack on Titan creator we wrote about a few posts ago, share some of the same things: low self esteem as the lot of the cartoonist. Ware has as piece called “Why I Love Comics” in […]

Nice Art: Michael Cavna quick sketches the GOP Debate

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In case you couldn’t stomach five hours of GOP presidential candidates sniping at each other while competing to see who could do more to cut access to health care for women, Michael Cavna was doing some quick sketches for Twitter. Cavna—best known for his wonderful Comic Riffs column at the Washington Post—is no Jane Rosenberg, […]

Finnish website sells art to aid the Red Cross

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The other day we posted a heartbreaking strip called “What a Wonderful World” by Zep featuring Titeuf, the Bart Simpson of France, in a storyline that echoes the refugee crisis now affecting Europe. Thousands of families are fleeing war torn areas—predominantly Syria—and trying to find asylum in various European countries, leading to a humanitarian and […]

Nice Art: Out of Step Arts offers prints by many lovely artists

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For some reasons I had this bookmark in my links for a month and just got around to posting it. Out of Step Arts is a small art agency that offers prints and more from artists including Ming Doyle, Nathan Fox, Toby Cypress, Tula Lotay, Liz Suburbia, Andrew McLean and more. When you’re in the mood to just look at a lot of art on tumblr, check out OOSA’s print shop. It’s all affordable.

FundWatch: Bob Wiacek needs your help

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Inker Bob Wiacek injured his arm and needs some financial help while he recovers. He’s set up a GoFundMe that already reached its goal but I’m sure more help would be appreciated. And Bob deserves it. I worked with him briefly back in the day, and he’s a good man and a good artist. Bob will even do a sketch for you if you pledge more than $40 — I think that’s going to take him a long time to fulfill but it’s a bargain.

Huzzah! Cursed Pirate Girl Annual #1 is coming next month

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It’s no secret that Jeremy Bastian’s Cursed Pirate Girl is one of the most gorgeous comics out there, with Bastian’s detailed lifework and imaginative creatures making for one jaw dropping page after another. Unfortunately this kind of spectacle takes time and it’s been a while since there was a new Cursed Pirate Girl issue…but good […]

Job watch: courtroom sketch artist takes another crack at Tom Brady today

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As we all know, paying jobs for artists can be in short supply. One of the more obscure but potentially full-time gigs is courtroom sketch artist—although cameras are increasingly allowed in courtrooms, sometimes a sketch is still the only way to bring the drama to the public. The cautionary tale of Jane Rosenberg would remain […]

Nice Art: Adrian Tomine’s New Yorker cover gallery a snapshot of gentrification

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Adrian Tomine, whose collection Killing and Dying is what everyone is going to be talking about this fall, has the cover of this week’s New Yorker and it’s s typically note perfect image of gentrification in the face of raw sewage, otherwise known as Life In These Here Five Boroughs. The above link has a gallery of Tomine’s other covers and they are all equally perfect, although I’m particularly partial to the one about moving to Jersey. Others love this updated “Shop round the Corner” image from 2008.