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.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 02, 2012
If we are having a lucky month, we will get a little something special in the mail from NY-based artist, Mark Mulroney. Just little droplets of abstraction from an artist we featured in the July 2011 issue. Mr. Mulroney will be dropping little bits of comic abstraction at Galleries Goldstein at Goodhood, London, this May 3 in a new exhibition called Spring Time Pictures.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 12, 2011
On July 12, 2010, one of the most revered comic book artists of his generation, Harvey Pekar, passed away in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. As it turned out, Juxtapoz interviewed Pekar a few weeks earlier for a feature in the July 2010 issue of the magazine, talking to Pekar about his newest collaborative endeavor, the Pekar Project.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Currently at Andrew Edlin Gallery in NYC, Zap: Masters of Psychedelic Art, 1965-74, curated by Gary Panter and Chris Byrne is on display. The exhibit features seven artists from the original Zap lineup: Robert Crumb, Victor Moscoso, Rick Griffin, S. Clay Wilson, Gilbert Shelton, Spain Rodriguez and Robert Williams.
Illustration // Friday, March 11, 2011
This just landed on our desks this week: Abrams ComicArts' The Comics: The Complete Collection, which will definitely gather a lot of interest from our readers and beyond. The hefty collection, compiled by Brian Walker, was initially released in 2008, but if you want an encyclopedia of comic strips in one collection, this is the book to buy. More after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 13, 2011
Jason Jagel, a San Francisco-based artist who combines multiple styles and genres into some of the most interesting work going today, just updated his website and "Basement" section with new works and homepage expansion. To celebrate, we have a sampling of Jason's work after the jump . . .
Juxtapoz // Saturday, January 08, 2011
We may be a little on this one, but we saw this graphic novel/comic strip today that compares the future predictions of Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" to George Orwell's "1984." It is pretty damn clever if you ask us . . . read after the jump . . .