Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 27, 2014
As a kid I'd grab Mad magazines and immediately look for the tiny cartoons that lined the margins. when i realized that Mad artist Sertio Aragones also did a comic book, Groo the Wanderer, I was hooked. Twenty years later I met El Paso-born and Boston-based artist Raul Gonzalez, a founding member of the local art collective...
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, June 04, 2014
One of the things we like about the Internet is that no matter what it is you are interested in, no matter how obscure, no matter how seemingly random, there is someone else out there who is to and you can find them. And you can share what you are interested in with whoever wants to find it. This collection of comic book cartography is case and point. We didn't know we liked looking at examples of cartography in comic books and now we do.
Juxtapoz // Monday, January 13, 2014
We learned something new this morning. From 1976 to 1984 a comic strip called 'Inside Woody Allen' ran in daily newspapers and featured Woody as the pen-and-ink protagonist. He 'was angst-ridden, flawed, fearful, insecure, inadequate, pessimistic, urban, single, lustful, rejected by women.' He was cowed by mechanical objects, and a touch misanthropic...
Juxtapoz // Friday, December 13, 2013
We don't know much about McBess, aka Matthieu Bessudo, but according to his website, he is an "expensive" illustrator and art director for hire. We just love his energetic works, full of music references and comic book style. Black and white, a few pieces of color, but a great sense of humor.
Illustration // Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne is a bona fide Freak of all Trades, and on top of decades producing weird psychedelic music, art and mind-blowing confetti-fantasm-performances has just released his first comic book, "The Sun is Sick." The comic made its debut at San Diego Comic-Con last month. You can watch Wayne read some of his comic here.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, July 21, 2013
This past Wednesday night, as we prepared ourselves with all the previews and pre-game hype of Comic-Con, Juxtapoz attended the DC Comics "We Can Be Heroes" art auction at Petco Park. With art on display in the theme of Justice League and amazing KIA art car unveiled by DC-publisher Jim Lee, the auction is set to help raise awarenesss for hunger in eastern Africa.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 22, 2013
This morning, the World Wide Web is winning. Artist James Harvey has proposed and is organizing a project seeing the complete re-telling of Otomo Katsuhiro's manga classic Akira using characters from The Simpsons. Inspired by fellow artist Ryan Humphrey's drawings, James is enlisting the help of 768 people to each create 6 pages each of all six volumes. The submission period is almost over but you can see the huge array of awesome submissions on Tumblr and try and squeeze yours in before the deadline! See Ryan Humphrey's drawings after the jump...
Juxtapoz // Monday, May 20, 2013
In the early 1960s a Belgian advertising dropout, Guy Peelaert, created his childish and witty comic The Adventures of Jodelle. Fantagraphics recently released a newly-translated collection of the comic, featuring an in-depth look at the artist who managed "to transform a previously save medium into something exciting and dangerous."
Juxtapoz // Monday, March 18, 2013
We enjoyed this series of illustrations by Canadian artist Eric Dufresne. Using colorful geometric shapes and intersecting lines Eric portrays the heroes of DC Comics: Aquaman, Flash, Green Lantern, Batman, Superman, and Green Arrow.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 19, 2013
We are thoroughly enjoying the comics of Finnish artist Tommi Musturi. Tommi began translating world-class comics into Finnish in addition to illustrating his own fantastic works. One of his more recent adventures is that of a tiny anthropomorphic man named Samuel who haphazardly wanders through sometimes dangerous and always surreal worlds.