Saturday, 31 January 2009

And it's tomorrow...

Art by Gareth Brookes

Art by Chloe McCormack

Friday, 30 January 2009

Art by Zarina Liew

Images from her Cobalt Cafe portfolio.

Meet her this Sunday at....

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Waltz With Bashir

I saw this film by accident a few days ago... we'd intended to see something else. It turned out to be a fortuitous mistake, as it's the best animated film I've seen in years. The trailers below don't do it justice.


Saturday, 24 January 2009

Rebel Visions: a cartoon appreciation

Joseph Remnant's cartoon appreciation of Rebel Visions: The Underground Comix Revolution 1963-1975 by Patrick Rosenkranz, as published in the July 2008 issue of Arthur magazine.

(From FLOG! Blog).

Friday, 23 January 2009

Betty Boop

Fleischer Bros, 1932.

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

The Fat Fury

Dan Nadel reviews the Herbie archives.

Read the rest of this story here.

Monday, 19 January 2009


A great 4-pager on Mike Diana's website.

Friday, 16 January 2009

Illustrations by Hurk

Until yesterday I was only familiar with Hurk's comic-strip work, such as the hip hop themed "Me-God"... one of the funniest comics I've ever seen (and totally original to boot). I didn't realise he had it going on as an illustrator too... but feast your eyes on the beauties below:

More to see on Hurk's site.

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Libido of Benjamino

By Ivan Maximov / Иван Максимов

(Thanks Noelle).

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Harvey Pekar's Jazz Opera

“People don’t accept experimental art, few people even read James Joyce anymore,” Pekar continued. “Jazz has no following, not real jazz. The musicians have to sell their own CDs at the shows because record companies don’t want them. I want to tell people if they turn their backs on anything new and different, the art form will die.”

Read about it at Comic Book Resources, where you can also
listen to an excerpt from a telephone conversation between Pekar and Robert Crumb. The guys talk about the kind of music they like and argue about who’s right. “Crumb thinks no good music has been written after 1933,” Pekar said. “But we talk about it.” Crumb also makes some interesting comments about funding for the arts.

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

The Unicorn in the Garden

Orignally released in September 1953.

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Vintage joke book covers

From Drawn :
Billy Mavreas has scanned in several American joke book cover illustrations from 1905, published by Wheman Bros. of NY. Billy also warns that some are blatantly racist/offensive.

Friday, 9 January 2009

Books About Comics

Paul Gravett lists his favourite books about comics for 2008. A fine looking selection! (Would that I had the necessary funds for these beauties.... )

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Heart Of Empire

Sometimes I get asked questions by people from the international comics community who want to know about the state of British comics and what the scene is like over here. Basically : where's it at in the UK? Comica? Caption? London Underground Comix? The Alternative Comics Expo? In answer, I direct their attention to the cartoon on the notice board outside the Albion Inn pub in Brighton. That's what's at the heart of British comics.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Le Dernier Cri

These guys had an exhibition in Brighton UK last year. It was the best exhibition Brighton's had in years. Gavin Burrows writes about it here, and below you can have a look at the show yourself (the lost-looking chap between 1.13 and 1.19 is me).

Die Puppenfee

More here.

Monday, 5 January 2009

Thursday, 1 January 2009