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.