Saturday, October 10, 2009
I'm no artist, but I think I'll try my hand, using the magic of digital cameras and Photoshop.
To refresh your memory, I quote the first line, "Last December, the Magazine published an article about legally blind artist Andre Campbell and his determination to make it as a comic book author and illustrator."
Friday, October 09, 2009
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Superhero Meets Supermodel: A Short History of Comics' Weirdest CrossoverBy Glen Weldon
National Public Radio's Monkey See Blog October 7, 2009
Yes, that's Iron Man. Yes, that's Tim Gunn. We can explain. (Marvel Entertainment)
I enjoyed his post quite a bit, and just shot him a note saying so and adding a few bits as he requested:He missed Mizrahi's Sandee the Supermodel and there's a bunch of swimsuit issues. MSU's Comic Art Collection lists 2, but there are more -
Amazing Heroes Swimsuit Special. -- Seattle, WA :
Fantagraphics Books, 1990- . -- ill. ; 26 cm. -- Began with
no. 1 (June 1990) -- HOLDINGS: no. 1-3.
1. Pinup art. I. Swimsuit Special. II. Fantagraphics Books.
Call no.: PN6725.A47S9
Marvel Swimsuit Special. -- New York : Marvel Comics, . --
col. ill. ; 28 cm. -- HOLDINGS: no. 2-3 (1993-1994)
1. Superheroine comics--Miscellanea. 2. Superhero
comics--Miscellanea. 3. Pinup art. I. Marvel Comics. I.
Swimsuit Special. Call no.: PN6728.6.M3M35In other comic art media,
Marisa Acocella did cartoon journalism for the NY Times Style section in 2000-2001 until she was fired when one of the subjects of the strip wasn't happy with her. Others have done some cartoon journalism too -
Burns, Charles. 1998. Clothes Encounters [cartoonist illustrates fashion show]. Details (August): 128-133.
Crumb, Robert and Aline. 2003. Fashion Week in New York OR Glamour and Free Lint Removers, September 12-19, 2003 [cartoon journalism]. New Yorker (October 13): 75-77
Oct. 9; Chabon is at Lisner Auditorium, at 7:00, free.
Nov. 2: Lethem is at Folger Elizabethan Theatre, at 7:30, $15.
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
From: Matt Dembicki -
at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
Baddies – Between Image and Text
David Stromberg, Israeli Writer, Artist, and Journalist
Tuesday, October 13
4:00 PM - MSFS Conference Room, 7th Floor Intercultural Center (ICC) RSVP AT http://events.georgetown.edu/events/index.cfm?Action=View&CalendarID=349&EventID=69057
BADDIES looks aslant at everyday life, unearthing its most hilarious and ridiculous aspects amidst even our darkest fears and phobias. Inhabited by an antic and eclectic assortment of odd-ball characters, who star in chapters such as "Action and Its Doubt," "The Day and Its Battle," "Mystery and Its Carnality," these captioned cartoons capture a world forever veering off from the normal, the rational, and the "well adjusted."
David Stromberg is a writer, artist, and journalist. His publications include three collections of single-panel cartoons—Saddies, Confusies, and Desperaddies—and he has written on art and culture for The Believer, Nextbook, St. Petersburg Times, Jerusalem Post, and Ha'aretz. His fiction has appeared in the UK's Ambit. Born in Ashdod, Israel, to ex-Soviet parents, Stromberg grew up in urban Los Angeles and currently resides in Jerusalem.
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Today’s illustration for the Carolyn Hax / Tell Me About It / Ask Carolyn advice column by Nick Galifianakis is his dad, artist Peter Galifianakis and … BATMAN! See it on page C2.
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Monday, October 05, 2009
Me and RT were planning on going up on Saturday, but this marathon map makes me think that we should postpone until Sunday.
You know, I hate these things in DC because I can't get into the city (oddly enough they never block the Maryland approaches), and now they're following me up the coast. Does anyone more familiar with Baltimore have an idea of how bad the roads will be?
Sunday, October 04, 2009
However, I want to like Our Town, the new cartoon reporting feature that started last week, but today's by Mark Giaimo features a burrito stand at... 15th and K - a good block at the most from the Post's front door. Wow, that's exciting.
Seriously. We should care about this?
Now up online, reorganized, and greatly expanded: the program for the 14th Annual International Comic Arts Forum, ICAF 2009, to be held Oct. 15-17 at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago:
Guests will include artists American artists Guy Davis and Sara Varon, UK artist John Miers (winner of the first-ever Digital Artist award for Web & Interactive Design, announced yesterday, http://www.digitalartistawards.com/), Spanish artists Max and Pere Joan, and Italian scholar Marco Pelleteri, winner of this year's John A. Lent Scholarship in Comics Studies.
Plus we'll have the usual diverse mix of scholars from all over -- this year's cohort includes Canadian, Norwegian, Indian, Japanese, German, and Belgian as well as US scholars -- giving refereed papers about the world(s) of comics!