Wednesday, January 28, 2009 : Lauren Albert

Sara sent me this link to Lauren Albert's website! 
Check it out here

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Rip Haywire

Dan Thompson's new comic strip, Rip Haywire, is a send-up as well as a loving homage to adventure comics of the past. On his site, he has archives of Milton Caniff and Stan Lynde daily strips.
Interview here.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

"We have to go back...but the beard stays here."

Due to financial difficulties in the wake of the Flight 815 tragedy, Oceanic Airlines has cancelled all of its flights. Book your trip back to the island with Ajira Airlines here.
ABC site here.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Phil Noto

Check out Phil Noto's website here.
Gallery here.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Arcudi interview

Read Tim O'Shea's interview with BPRD cowriter John Arcudi here.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Allen Spiegel Fine Arts

A web search for the work of Phil Hale turned up the website for his rep ASFA - which in turn, was found to be powerhouse collective of extremely talented artists!

Some of the artists represented by ASFA include Jeffrey Jones, Dave McKean, Scott Morse, George Pratt, Kent Williams...

Check out the ASFA collection of portfolios here

Leopoldo "Leo" Duranoña

A few summers ago, I came across a book called Race of Scorpions on an NYC street dealer's table. After a quick inspection of the interior art, I immediately added it to my stack.

Race of Scorpions was a great find! Leo Duranoña's artwork is pretty darn good, reminiscent of classic book illustration and stylistically somewhere between Joe Kubert and Moebius.

I have tried to locate biographical information on Duranoña but there doesn't seem to be much out there on the internet right now... has this bio posted:

Leo Duranoña (born 1938) is an Argentine artist who has worked for such diverse US companies as Warren, Marvel and Dark Horse. For Warren, he produced several horror stories for Eerie and Vampirella, in which he showcased a very experimental style. In recent days, Leo Duranoña is best known for his work as a storyboard artist. He works for such companies as Hanna Barbara, Disney and Universal. He returned to comics when he began the 'Race of Scorpions' and 'Indiana Jones and the Iron Phoenix' series at Dark Horse.

Definitely check out his work if you have the chance to, and if anybody has any more information on this artist, please feel free to send it our way!

Duranoña books at Dark Horse here

Friday, January 16, 2009

Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009)

Obituary here.
Official site here.
Gallery here.

Bad Comet. Bad.

Comet, the super-horse

Cracked counts down the "6 Creepiest Comic Book Characters of All Time." I had no idea Supergirl's horse has such a bizarre back-story...

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Star Wars: Retold

Schroeder's Muse

Jordie just sent this article to me about the use of music in the Peanuts comic strip. Charles Schulz actually preferred the music of Brahms but chose Beethoven as Schroeder's hero because the name looked and sounded funnier!

Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center official site here.

Beethoven center site here.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

"Be seeing you."

Patrick McGoohan, star of "Danger Man" and "The Prisoner," died yesterday at the age of 80.

The secret origin of The Prisoner? "Boredom, was how it started." Read a 1977 interview here.

Obit here.

Watch every episode of The Prisoner here.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Rancor: a cross between a gorilla and a potato

Everything you always wanted to know about Rancor (but were afraid to ask) here and here.
Learn how to draw Rancor in nine steps here.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Better half, super half

Superwoman, 1983, by Keith Pollard (left) and Superwoman, 2009, by Josh Middleton
Read Troy Brownfield's history of heroic spin-offs here.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

MAD Fold-Ins: Past and Present

Jashar sent me this NY Times link to a collection of flash-powered MAD Fold-Ins!

Try 'em out for yourself here

Friday, January 9, 2009

Pre-Kirby Etrigan

This week Comic Book Legends reveals the true origins of the Demon!

How to draw pretty girls

Learn how to draw PRETTY GIRLS from FAMOUS ARTISTS in ONLY 15 pages! HERE!
Be sure to check out all the other books ComiCrazys has available for online viewing.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Paul Pope Interview

I think I had passed up posting this interview previously because it's really short... an excerpt from another video, I think... but here it is now anyway!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

History Boy turns Time Traveler

Matt who? Matt Smith was named as the 11th Doctor today. He is youngest actor to ever take the role. More here.

I'm a little disappointed- I was really hoping to see Patterson Joseph stepping out of the TARDIS in 2010. Regardless, the new series should be brilliant- afterall, Steven Moffat is the show's new lead writer and executive producer.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Popeye enters Public Domain in EU

Read about Popeye's European copyright conversion here.

Thursday, January 1, 2009