§ In the biz we call this “Hell Week” because you have to get everything done for con in JUST ONE WEEK. Emails at 1 am. Emails at 6 am. Corrections. Schedules. Powerpoints. 15 minutes of hold music. Caffeine, and lots of it. And, the ritual posting of the “San Diego Horror” gif from The […]
§ Nice Art: Ebony Magazine profiles illustrator/cartoonist Shannon Wright for her series of illos about black women’s hairstyles. But all of her stuff is kind of amazing. Bonus: Eleven! http://shannondrewthis.tumblr.com/post/149353880872/ok-im-finally-getting-around-to-posting-my § I totally missed out on the whole baby giraffe thing, and don’t feel I can face the world anymore. I did see the […]
Color me a dope for mentioning this as March is ticking down, but Beat favorite Jen Lee (Thunderpaw, Vacancy) is the Guest Artist in the OOSA (Out of Step Arts) Print Shop this month. “Runaway” is a limited release print and it will only be available in March. The giclée print is printed on […]
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.
It’s that time of year when we start thinking about NEXT year, and publishers nveil their schedules. And few unveilings are as pretty as those from Nobrow—their books are routinely gorgeous and display a level of artistry few other publishers can match. ANd next year’s line-up (through August) are as gorgeous as you’d expect. Among the goodies: a full color expansion of Sam Bosma’s award winning Fantasy Basketball, and the print debut of Jen Lee, whose webcomics Thunderpaw we’ve long been fans of. The latter is part of a relaunch of Nobrow’s 17X23 line of “pamphlets”—24 pages long and priced at $5.95. The line also includes two french full length graphic novels. Definitely some good reading to come.
I’ve mentioned Jen Lee’s THUNDERPAW: IN THE ASHES OF FIRE MOUNTAIN before as a “Future comic” — the panels are animated gifs, a technique that is still being explored for its storytelling possibilities. Since I first wrote about it, a lot more has been posted and if anything it’s gotten more and more impressive. Bruno […]