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The Prospectives Serial Story Instagram
A few years into the onset of Instagram as part of social media users' everyday lives, and still new ideas and expanded creative usage abound. With The Prospectives, a serial illustrated tale published online every Sunday, writer Adam Hurly and...
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Climate Changed
Visual learners, rejoice. French artist and journalist Philippe Squarzoni—known for his celebrated non-fiction, graphic novel-style works on politics and human rights—lends his eye and storytelling panache to an extensive work on one of the world...
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2014 Drawing Now Paris
The eighth edition of Drawing Now Paris, the art fair dedicated to contemporary illustration, proved that drawing is not dead and, furthermore, showed that the medium is sprawling and verging into other forms of visual art. Evolving to include 3D objects...
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Lazy Oaf + Garfield Summer '14 Collection
Before Grumpy Cat became an internet sensation and a meme standard, Garfield (created by American cartoonist Jim Davis) starred in feature films, garnered multiple Emmys, broke a Guinness World Record for most widely syndicated comic strip and won...
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Interview: Corinne Maier
Corinne Maier—a French psychoanalyst with a background in economics and international relations from the prestigious Sciences-Po in Paris—also happens to be a best-selling author. Out of the 15 or so already under her belt, her two most controversial...
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Two Crowd-Sourced Contests
One surefire way to inject some inspiration into a project is by opening up the objective to the world at large. We were pleased to see crowd-sourcing contests by two very different artistic enterprises—Marvel Comics and Shepard Fairey for the LA...
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Comics Sketchbooks
"Looking through artists' sketchbooks is like viewing those artists naked through a picture window. With 20-20 eyesight or high-powered binoculars you'll see everything: warts, blemishes and all." So begins the introduction for Steven Heller's latest...
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My American Summer
Jon Burgerman is as easily distracted as he is a talented and obsessive doodler. Fortunately, his humorous ruminations recently made their way from his sketchbook to the printed page in a new self-published book called "My American Summer". The...
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After the Barbarians
Controversial Cape Town artist and Bitterkomix co-founder Anton Kannemeyer creates satirical socio-political comics to highlight the absurd aspects of South Africa's post-apartheid culture. In "After The Barbarians," his second solo show at NYC...
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Wonder Woman: Amazon, Hero, Icon
by Sam Hatmaker When we heard about Rizzoli's new book "Wonder Woman," celebrating the original female superhero, we called on NYC-based fan Sam Hatmaker to lend his perspective on the icon who inspired his extensive collection. Read on to learn more...
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Dead Meat Clothing
Formed by Giovanni De Pol and six other young people living in Italy between Modena and Milan, Dead Meat clothing comes from a sort of Italian countryside version of a Warholian Factory with ontology as a main focus. Seemingly more art oriented...
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Panelfly Mobile Comic Reader iPhone Application
by Laura Neilson The smart new iPhone application from Panelfly fills the digital void for comic book fans with a mobile platform for purchasing, storing and viewing comics. An all-encompassing reader app—currently the only one of its kind...
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Eastern District: Made in Brooklyn
Adopting its name from the governmental region that includes Williamsburg, Greenpoint and East New York, Eastern District is Bushwick's latest art gallery and exhibition space, which typifies the New York art world's shifting focus. After...
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James Jean: Kindling
by Derrick Ableman If you like chocolate in your peanut butter, horror in your fantasy and pain in your pleasure, then book it down to the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in NYC to check out Kindling, a solo exhibition of new works by James Jean. Best known...
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The Adventures of Johnny Bunko
Writer Daniel H. Pink took a cue from the East in creating his Johnny Bunko character. While the Japanese comic format, manga, is generally left for children and a fringe group of aficionados in America, it's omnipresent in Japan. In fact, a...
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Gary Panter: Pictures from the Psychedelic Swamp: 1972 – 2001
Fans of Pee Wee’s Playhouse, RAW and SLASH magazines and the comic character Jimbo know and love the work of Gary Panter. You probably know it too, having seen his “jagged lines and surreal cartoonsâ€...
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A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge
Chronicling the lives of real people who lived through the hurricane and its aftermath, Brooklyn comic artist Josh Neufeld has created New Orleans After the Deluge, an online webcomic that captures the human comedy and tragedy of one the most devastating...
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Chairman
In the comic books, superheroes-in-disguise Clark Kent and Peter Parker answered to editors Perry White and J. Jonah Jameson. But what did these two captains of industry have in common besides being press barons with superheroes on their payroll...
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The Drama 6
The Drama is a lo-fi magazine based in Virginia that covers off-the-beaten-track culture. Printed on matte stock, their most recent issue includes lush landscape photos that circumnavigate the globe by Russell Kleyn, profiles of artists and designers...
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Stereotype Series 03 From Outer Space
Although Superdeux couldn't make it out to San Diego this week for Comic Con, that didn't stop them from dropping us a sneak peak of the new Stereotype Series 03, entitled From Outer Space. These incredibly cute and mischievous aliens stand...
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Ashley Wood Popbot
Australian artist Ashley Wood weaves an interesting stream of thought story of sex, technology, and revenge in book 2 of Popbot. His style has the lyrical line quality of Dave McKean's work Cages. The richness of color is also similar to some of...
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Skeletal Systems by Michael Paulus
We don't usually think about cartoons having guts, but Michael Paulus does. Skeletal Systems is a series exploring the supposed structure of 25 different cartoon characters. The surface of the character is rendered on a hinged translucent panel...
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