Moebius in Erotica

Juxtapoz // Saturday, October 13, 2012
A provocative rendering from Jean Henri Gaston Giraud, a French comic artist who earned worldwide fame, predominantly under the pseudonym Mœbius, and to a lesser extent Gir, which later appeared mostly in the form of a boxed signature at the bottom of the artist's paintings. Moebius contributed storyboards and concept designs to numerous science fiction and fantasy films, including Alien, Willow, Tron(1982), and The Fifth Element.

underground 'gay comix'

Erotica // Wednesday, August 29, 2012
We unearthed some retro covers from 'Gay Comix', a series present from 1980–1998. Created by Howard Cruse, 'Gay Comix' featured the work of gay, lesbian, and transsexual artists. Much of the early content was autobiographical, but more diverse themes were explored in later editions.  

Candy and Comics: The Oil Paintings of Doug Bloodworth

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 09, 2012
Look, we often show photorealism on this site, we know that, we enjoy the skill involved. That said, we passed over Doug Bloodworth's this morning, and thought it was just a well-executed photo of a Spider-Man comic with Oreo cookies strewn on top. No, this is an oil painting, and its really, really well-done.

Comics by Anne Emond

Illustration // Saturday, July 28, 2012
Anne Emond is a writer, illustrator, and drawer of comics living in Brooklyn. 'I graduated in 2010 with an MFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts. I like drawing potted plants, stacks of books, skeletons, little old ladies, and people looking generally pensive and melancholy, except when I'm drawing comics and then it's people (usually me!) looking ridiculous. My artistic heroes include Saul Steinberg, George Grosz, Edward Gorey, Maurice Sendak, and Lynda Barry.'

Preview: Meggs "Truth In Myth" @ White Walls, SF

Juxtapoz // Saturday, July 14, 2012
White Walls is pleased to present Truth in Myth, a solo exhibition from Australian artist Meggs. The opening reception will be Saturday, July 14th, from 7-11pm, and the exhibition is free and open to the public for viewing through August 4th, 2012.

Cartoons & Comics by Jon Vermilyea

Illustration // Friday, July 06, 2012
Jon Vermilyea is freelance illustrator whose work includes comics, animation, and screen prints. Vermilyea has worked on his share of zines, apparel, and even music videos, including the amazingly awesome video for My Girls by Animal Collective. He currently lives in LA and is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in NY.

Michael DeForge: Illustration & Comics

Illustration // Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Michael DeForge's work has been considered "as pop and user-friendly as it is bizarre and challenging". Born in 1987 and working out of Toronto, his work incorporates baroque line work and a variety of characters.

Matt Groening Ends "Life In Hell" Comic Strip

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 21, 2012
After 1,669 comic strips for the acclaimed Life In Hell, Matt Groening is putting down his pen. At its height the comic strip was in hundreds of newspapers, but in recent years as papers cut back budgets and circulation, the strip is now in just 40 papers. The last strip was published on June 15, 2012.

Illustrations by Kyle Platts

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 21, 2012
Pleasantly vibrating plasticine hues, wrinkling, sweating flesh, flying chicken drumsticks, dismembered body parts, and reoccurring patterns are some of the contests within Kyle Platts illustrations that make up his world of disgusting, enthralling, hyper-detailed comic-style drawings.

Super Heroes: If They Were Actually in Conflict

Juxtapoz // Sunday, May 13, 2012
We all know that comic book heroes and movie villains are created as metaphors for some sort of historical event or as some sort representation of a important cultural moment in time. Photographer Aran Harahap has taken classic heroes, and some villains, and put them into history to see if they fit. Vader and Churchill? Interesting.
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