Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sean Gordon Murphy

Official site here.
Interview here.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Francis Bacon Documentary

Francis Bacon bio here

Brutality of Fact (Interviews with Francis Bacon) - Buy it here

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

E.H. Shepard drawings

"...Christopher Robin finished the mouthful he was eating and said carelessly: 'I saw a Heffalump to-day, Piglet.'"

There's a great collection of the original Winnie the Pooh drawings over at BibliOdyssey.

Double Take

art by Art Adams
Whenever I see the above cover, I see the Authority rather than Agents of Atlas. Maybe it's just because Jimmy Woo is looking so much like Jack Hawksmoor and the "looking -down-on-us-from-a-huddle" pose doesn't help much either...

Dan Clowes Apple Commercial

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I guess that's not Annette Benning afterall...

Learn the stories behind Hollywood studio logos here.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving from 1987!

Check out more superhero-themed moments from Thanksgiving Day parades past here.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Hergé to Tintin: "You make me sick!"

Hergé's correspondence went under the hammer last Friday. The letters were sold for 112,000 euros- ten times what they were expected to fetch. The letters chart his creative highs and lows:
"And right now, my work makes me sick. Tintin is no longer me. And I must make a terrible effort to invent [him]... If Tintin continues to live, it is through a sort of artificial respiration that I must constantly keep up and which is exhausting me."
Full article here.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Paolo Rivera: Mythos

Official site here.
Blog here.
More from Heroes, Villains and Artists here.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


JumpTrumpRumpBump from Molasses Murphy on Vimeo.

Doctor Who: Past and Future

Check out the origins of Dr. Who- "a frail old man lost in time and space"- here and see a round up of the latest Doctor hopefuls here.


The EC Story

Pantone Power!

The Aquaman Shrine shares the pantone guides for DC stock art.


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Courtship of Lois Lane

Recently This American Life had an episode called "How to Win Friends and Influence People." The last two stories describe of the positive and negative effects that Superman can have on someone's life. Listen here.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Ryan Sook Interview

Read an interview with Ryan Sook here.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

"Steam-powered STAR WARS"

art by Gianluca Pagliarani
Warren Ellis gives a sneak peek of the art and origins of "Ignition City," his upcoming science fiction comic here.
Official site here.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wednesday is New Comics Day

L magazine's annual comics issue is out now. Check it out here.

Monday, November 10, 2008

New Mister X miniseries

This December, creator Dean Motter returns to Somnopolis, the City of Nightmares. More info on "Mister X: Condemned" here.

Mister X wiki here.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

The Films & Videos of Robert Frank

Anthology Film Archives (NYC) currently has a Robert Frank retrospective underway... check it out if you can!

I'd love to see Pull My Daisy on the big screen, but a crappy rip on Google video may have to suffice for now:

Robert Frank bio here
Anthology Film Archives here
The L Magazine write-up on the retrospective here

Friday, November 7, 2008

The Measure of Democracy

Cartoonist Seth illustrates five election day poems for the New York Times Op-Ed.

More from Seth here.

Bio here.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Don't look so surprised...

...but I'm beginning to get excited about Frank Miller's adaptation of The Spirit. It looks entertaining to say the least- and in the end, isn't that all you want from a movie? Miller tells the LA Times:
I adored Will Eisner and took a real ‘Don’t tread on me’ approach when I came to this movie. At the same time, I was willing to tread all over it. I knew Will always wanted to do something fresh and new, not some stodgy old thing that aspires to be revered. I don’t want anybody to bow to this movie. I want a ripping good yarn. It is not an antique.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Mona Lisa Curse

Charles Lutz just recommended this documentary about the rise of the commercial art market.

Here's part 1:

Check out the rest here.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Passive Aggressive Notes in stores

Out now! Order here.
See the site that started it all here.
Proof that Lout Shelter can say we knew PAN since the beginning here.

Update 4:02 pm: Check out what the New York Times has to say about the book!

BBC's The Secret of Drawing Documentary

Check it out! Here are parts 2 - 4 of the BBC's The Secret of Drawing documentary. I'll be sure to post part 1 as soon as I come across it... in the meantime, dig these!

Episode 2: Storylines

Episode 3: All in the Mind

Episode 4: Drawing by Design

Monday, November 3, 2008


Who was that masked man?

Big Wheel Rally Rules Central Park! details here
Secret Identity here

I guess he's not "masked" so much as he is caped and cowled...

JRJR's thumbnails

Check out a gallery of John Romita Jr.'s thumbnail cover sketches here. They are shown alongside the final covers.

JRJR bio here.


Thursday, October 30, 2008

Peace Agents vs. Death Ray

While reading Jack Kirby's OMAC: One Man Army Corps, I realized that Death Ray from Eightball #23 bears a bit of a resemblance to the Peace Agents who choose Buddy Blank for his transformation.

Drawing With Water

See how Emmanuel Guibert created the art for his graphic novel ALAN'S WAR from First Second Books.


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Golden Wing versus The Freezer

Check out Zander Cannon's 2008 24 hour comic here and you can get a behind the scenes commentary of the comic's creation here. It was really fun to hear about his writing method:
As with every year, I decided on a genre (this year, a superhero thriller), and then drew a Pictionary card to determine the plot points. This year, the card had the following words to be made into a plot:

Fig Leaf
Spoiler warning- he uses the Eastman variation! And it's so worth it!

Also be sure to check out Zander and Kevin's 144 hour graphic novel challenge- 12 pages in 12 hours, once a month for a year. I think it goes without saying that these guys are hardcore.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Glen Fabry

Check out Glen Fabry's reference for some classic Preacher covers here. You can see other steps from his process in his tutorial section.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Dan Clowes BBC Interview

Lately, for some reason, I've had the work of Dan Clowes on the brain...

Check out his interview section from the BBC documentary The Secret of Drawing here:

(The podcast interview I posted on 10/13 was garbage... but this one is way better! Honest!)



Sunday, October 26, 2008

Crumb-y Juvenilia

I just stumbled on this pretty-darn-extensive online collection of comic covers by Robert and Charles Crumb! These are their self-published books from when they were just young'uns!

Check these out at Uncle Carl's Crumb Links here

Uncle Carl's Crumb Links Homepage here

Official Crumb Website here
R. Crumb Newsletter Blog here

Robert Crumb bio here
Charles Crumb bio here

Friday, October 24, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

RSVP for Lutz Show

RSVP here.

If "Heroes" was good, it'd look like this.

(a straight forward story with a handful of characters rather an unfocused, subplot-laden story with a sprawling cast)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Levine in Winter

Vanity Fair's interview with caricaturist David Levine.

Slideshow/ portfolio here.

New York Review of Books gallery of Levine's work here.

Official site here.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Dan Clowes Interview Podcast

Check out the interview segments here at Drinks With Tony

Daniel Clowes bio here
Clowes at Fantagraphics Books here

Alan Johnson is...THE DOCTOR!

Patterson Joseph might be succeeding David Tennant as Doctor Who in the show's sixth series. "...quite a possibility," according Rich Johnson in this week's LITG. "And, like I say, it’s bloody brilliant."

More about Joseph here.

Official Doctor Who site here.

PS: Forgive the lateness of my reply.

'Astonishing' Interview with Simone Bianchi

Get a sneak peek and a behind the scenes look at "Astonishing X-men" #27 in CBR's Bianchi interview.

Simone Bianchi official site here.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Italian Masters of Comic Art

art by Gipi

"Italian Masters of Comic Art" opens tonight at the Scott Eder Gallery. The reception is from 6-9pm. The show features the work of Lorenzo Mattotti, Milo Manara, Tanino Liberatore, Sergio Toppi, Igort, Gipi, Manuele Fior, Marco Corona, Gabriella Giandelli and Andrea Bruno.

If you can't make it over to DUMBO, you can check out a preview of the show here.

Scott Eder gallery
18 Bridge St. #2-i
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Telephone: (718) 797-1100