Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Good Soldier Švejk

Josef Lada's illustrations for the World War I novel "The Good Soldier Švejk" are collected here. Over 50 illustrations are featured which is "less than one third of the line drawings supplied by Lada."

Also, be sure to check out the blog that these illustrations were scanned for, BibliOdyssey, which collects vintage book illustrations.

update 08.03.08- I just realized I've had a 1926 edition of this book in German for the past several years! Thank you, Strand dollar rack!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

"Would I have a haircut like this if I didn't have a messiah complex?"

Check out YouTube channel AlanMooreVids for Alan Moore interviews and documentaries such as Comics Britainnia (part 2 below) and Monsters, Maniacs and Moore (which provides the title for this post).

Mignola Interview

The AV club interviews Mike Mignola, Jeff Smith, Jules Feiffer and The Luna Brothers as part of their San Diego Comic Con coverage.

Al Gore pulls a Jor-El

Read the full story here.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Olympic Monkey Movie

A while ago, I posted about Jamie Hewlett's character designs for the BBC. Here's what the opening sequence for their Olympic coverage ended up looking like-

Superman/Little Nemo mash-up

Check out Stuart Immonen's Windsor McCay influenced retellings of the origins of Superman's foes here.

Immonen's official site here.

Visit another McCay homage here.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Rebirth of the Cool

art by JP Leon

Last Saturday, DC comics announced the return of Milestone!...kind of... The characters, including Static, Icon, Hardware and Shadow Cabinet, will be joining the DC Universe. Not only that but, according to Dwayne McDuffie, Dakota was always in the DCU. Despite the revisionist history, it will be good to see them again! Right, Dan?

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Watchmen trailer!

Check out panel to screen comparisons here.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Taiyo Matsumoto Interview

Check out Kansai Takita's 1995 interview with Matsumoto here.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

"Disaster fiction is a British staple."

Warren Ellis' online comic, Freak Angels (illustrated by Paul Duffield), tells the story of a telepathic gang "living in a post-flood London that they might possibly have had something to do with." In the tradition of 2000AD, 6 full color pages are released weekly. Every 144 pages, Avatar Press collects and prints a trade.


Check out the work of illustrator Kiraz (née Edmond Kirazian) here. He was a regular Playboy contributor in the 70s so be warned- NSFW!