Jed Alexander of (Mostly) Wordless, A Picture Book for Everyone explains how he draws a bunny in dry brush.
Jacob Louis Beaney’s Modern Moral Society is a series of 12 digital drawings that take a satirical look at the current socio-economic state of the United Kingdom.
Black and white and read all over.
Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher, acclaimed editorial cartoonist for The Economist magazine, is celebrating 35 years of visual satire with a retrospective book.
This was our pact.
The Whole Story is a pay-what-you-want collection of new comics.
DRM-free and creator-owned, The Whole Story took a good, hard look at digital publishing and went in the opposite direction. Up above, take a look at a couple of preview pages from the Winter 2013 issue, featuring Ryan Andrews.
A sneak peek at the back cover of Emergence, a new comics anthology from the Pacific Northwest.
We couldn’t be more excited to ring in a new year, filled with new projects and new bursts of creativity. Here’s to 2013! Now let’s go exploring.
EMERGENCE back cover.
Artist credits to: Theo Ellsworth, Sean Christensen, and Amy Kuttab.
The artists behind Melting Bodies, a video installation of distorted wax scuptures, are working hard to produce their first set of backer rewards before the year’s through.
These drawings depict maps for various “melts,” exploring how body sculptures dissolve through the application of heat.
Since 2006, the New Orleans-based 24 Hour Draw-a-Thon has been a yearly highlight for doodle enthusiasts everywhere.
The free art event is an open invitation for anybody, of any age, to come and mingle, dance, and draw the night away. The Draw-a-Thon’s mission being to “encourage creating for the sake of creating.” Even if you’ve never drawn a line in your life, the organizers will host a variety of instructional workshops, so you can spruce up your sketching chops before getting down to the business of putting pen to paper. Who knows? By the time you’re done, you may have made an entire comic book, not to mention a few new friends.
For art’s sake, we’re making this one our Project of the Day.
The Quiet Pictures Experiment: a set of fine art prints that resulted from a frustrating search for delicate, meditative imagery to share with friends in the form of cards.
A good, old-fashioned “Thanks” from The Cartoon Universe.
Kickstarter Mixtape Cover #3.
Starting to draw the sketches for the Antler Boy books. #kickstarter (Taken with instagram)
Fig 5.2.: Noah’s Brain
So, this is how much illustrator Noah Kroese loves to draw. Consider us sympathetic to his condition — and not only because we can relate to the “pizza” and “Star Wars" parts. We’re also a big fan of his graphic novel, Saturday, which is about a little girl named India and how she copes with a really, really bad week. It’s dark, funny, and, hey now, it involves dinosaurs. Haven’t we all been there before?! Check out his video for more details (and more Star Wars comparisons). Also, if we drew a graphic of our brains right now, it would mostly be us loving this project.
For a quick snapshot of why we love comic book character Hangboy so much, let’s reflect on his life story a moment:
In his infancy, HANGBoY could be found defiling himself on napkins, notebook pages, whiteboards, and even beach sand. Since then he has matured (a little) and can be found immortalized on more formal media such as full color prints and sculptures. In every situation, HANGBoY’s message is clear: “Let’s play!”, as he never takes life too serious.Hangboy is actually so mischievous that his creator claims to be unable to control him. In fact, he alleges that all he did for his new book, Hangboy: World War Too, was to build a bunch of World War Two themed sets and let Hangboy roam free across them. We’re into that kind of free spirit, so we’re awarding Hangboy our version of a Medal of Honor — he’s our Project of the Day!
A mere four months ago, artist Ray Sumser set out on the self-appointed, incredibly ambitious task of completing a 7’ x 9’ oil painting housing 2,000+ recognizable cartoon characters. He dubbed it the Cartoonum, and after some spectacular time lapse videos of his progress, it’s completed! Check out his most recent update for more, and revel in all it’s comic-cartoony-goodness above. Of the final print going to backers, he reveals:
The image you are seeing is the result of a week of photo trials. This final version is composed of 87 stitched together images. It is over 20,000 pixels across and was a real puzzle (and headache!) to figure out.
Today’s Project of the Day is Greg Kelly’s Pigeon.
The project started in 2001 as a challenge between artist Greg Kelly and a poet friend. As Greg puts it, “In 2001, a good friend of mine — a poet — claimed he could write better poems based on my drawings than I could create illustrations based on his poems. In the weeks that followed we set about beating one another in earnest.” What started as a bet turned into much more. While a winner was never decided, Kelly continued working within the framework for years, ultimately realizing that these works were, in many ways, becoming portraits. Now, rather than exhibit the works, he is going to letter press them on cards giving viewers the option of either displaying, or interacting with the work.