Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Upper Playground's new collection, the San Francisco Heritage Preservation Society, teamed up with famed American cartoonist Bill Griffith to present a very limited edition Zippy the Zippo®. Paying homage to San Francisco’s historic cartoon culture (including R Crumb, the late Spain Rodriguez amongst many) and one of its most legendary comic strip icons, the Zippo is made in a very-limited quantity of 100. We want one.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, December 02, 2012
Alessandro Barbucci began his comic career at the age of 18. The early part of his career consisted of creating nearly 1200 pages for Disney Editions. During 1997-1998 Barbucci shared his skills on teaching comic technique at the Accademia Disney in Milan. In 1997 Barbucci and Barbara Canepa, in collaboration with best-seller novelist Elisabetta Gnone, created a new magazine called W.I.T.C.H...
Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 01, 2012
Oliver Marin is cartoonist and illustrator from France. Most of his work depicts the dark haired vixen Margot, a repeating character in many of his books, comics and publications. His signature is heavily graphic, reminiscent of older comics such as Archie, with his solid palette and high contrast coloring.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 29, 2012
Grin-inducing raconteur and Zap Comix' alumnus, Jerry “Spain” Rodriguez, passed from this temporal world yesterday. Driven by his passion on behalf of the working class , disdain for social artifice, and unapologetic lust for life, Spain’s drawing and painting matched his appetites. Our condolences go out to his wife and daughter who were with him at the end. His stories and images won’t be forgotten.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 29, 2012
We don't want to be the ones telling you what to do with your gift giving life this season, but if you are on this website, there is a chance (slight, we know) that you like art. And if you like art, you may have a loved one who likes art. And if that loved one likes art, there is a great chance (almost with 100% certainty do we say this) that he/she would love Chris Ware's new stunner, Building Stories, for a holiday gift.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 31, 2012
I happily paid my first visit to New York's MoCCA Festival earlier this year after hearing about it for years from artists and book publishers comparing it to San Francisco's APE (Alternative Press Expo). And amongst the 200 hundred or so artists, independent publishers, screen printers and eccentric literary folk, one person's art in particular stood out to me more than any other.
Juxtapoz // Friday, September 28, 2012
For Fall 2012, Stussy enlisted Real Deal Comix co-creator Lawrence Hubbard to take his iconic characters and bring them to life for an artist series of t-shirts. As underground as underground gets, Real Deal is a comic book unlike any you’ve ever seen.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The first time I visited Sam Kieth's studio, about 10 years ago, he shared cubicle space directly above The Spaghetti Factory. And he had a janitor. The last time I ventured up to Sam Kieth's studio, 6 years later, he was literally working (comfortably, might I add) in a duct-tape-wrapped mummy of a chair in an underground hideout in the forests of Placerville, CA. By underground I mean UNDERGROUND. There was dirt on top of the ceiling...
Music // Tuesday, May 01, 2012
We are huge fans of all the art direction at hip-hop label, Stones Throw, and we are huge fans of all the musical identities of one super-producer, Madlib. Stones Throw and Madlib have just released a very special Madvillainy 2: The Madlib Remix box set, featuring a double LP with printed cover, MP3 download card, and, here is what we are excited about, a 12-page mini-comic.
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 12, 2012
On March 10th, 2012, the world lost one of the great masters of comic book art, Jean Giraud, aka Moebius, at age 73 after a long struggle with cancer. The French artist is most widely known for his work on the comics Blueberry and Silver Surfer, his contributions to the sci-fi magazine Métal Hurlant (Heavy Metal), and his cinematic collaborations with likes of Alejandro Jodorowsky and Ridley Scott.