December 7th, 2013
OK, in all seriousness, we gotta say that we’re totally honored to be included at Kate Gavino’s LAST NIGHT’S READING Tumblr Page. What is this website and what does she do? Kate visits local book lectures and signings located in New York City and then she does a sketch of the Author she saw at the event and she also includes a famous quote she heard from that person. Awhile back, she saw Chip Kidd at a book event held at the McNally Jackson Bookstore. This was for the release of the latest copy of Vintage Magazine. So, this is what she drew… it ROCKS!!
To see more of her wonderful (and very original) artwork, just CLICK HERE!
We’re pleased to announce that KIM DEITCH will be having an exhibit of his original comic book art at the SCOTT EDER GALLERY on December 6th, 2013. The show starts at 6:00pm. The gallery is located in Brooklyn, NY, so if you live close by then you need to check it out. I mean, Kim Deitch is an Underground Comix Legend!
The show will include artwork from his latest graphic novel, “Katherine Whaley”, and will also include previous works including his famous cat, Waldo! In addition to the original art they will also have Silkscreen Prints, T-Shirts, and Signed Books. It’s an event you will not want to miss!
For more information, just CLICK HERE!
Scott Eder Gallery
18 Bridge Street
September 12th, 2013
If you happen to live anywhere near Toronto, Ontario, Canada then, over the next few weeks, you need to swing by a magical place called “The Beguiling Books & Art” Store. Our good friend Seth, cartoonist extraordinaire, is having a major art exhibit with all of the original artwork from the recently released novel: Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish, by David Rakoff (Doubleday Books). It's a gorgeous collection of portraits and incidental works, including the very lovely color painting that Chip Kidd used to design the book’s cover (shown down below).
The artwork will hang through the month of September. We hope you get a chance to see it. For more INFO, Click Here!
The Beguiling Books and Art
601 Markham Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone: (416) 533-9168
Mon-Tue: 11-7, Wed: 11-9,
Thu: 11-7, Fri: 11-9, Sat: 11-7, Sun: 12-6
August 31st, 2013
Cartoonist Melanie Gillman just created this hilarious comic strip that shares a major fact of life for Creative People. It’s funny… because it’s true.
August 23rd, 2013
Rebecca Gross, a writer for NEA ARTS (The Official Magazine for the National Endowment of The Arts) just posted a really great interview with the Cartoonist & Graphic Novelist, Daniel Clowes. The article is pretty interesting as Clowes talks a lot about style & technique and, it also contains a ton of wonderful eye candy for your eyeballs as well. To read about Daniel Clowes’ recent work, just CLICK HERE!
Installation view, Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago showing June 29-October 13, 2013. Photo by Nathan Keay, MCA Chicago
(CBR) DC Comics provided the website, Comic Book Resources, with an exclusive first look at Phil Noto’s variant cover for BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE #1, which hits store shelves on September 4th, 2013. The revival of the original 1996 limited series features stories from a cornucopia of creators bringing their unique take on the Dark Knight. The debut issue of the new miniseries features work from Chip Kidd, Neal Adams, Joe Quinones, Maris Wicks, John Arcudi, Howard Mackie, Sean Murphy, Michael Cho and Chris Samnee.
The first issue was solicited with a black and white variant cover by Marc Silvestri, but DC has shifted Slivestri’s cover to be the main image, while Noto’s image will serve as the variant.
Check out Phil Noto’s take on Batman up above!
Here’s a cool piece of Graphic Art History! Dave Taylor, the Artist who drew Chip Kidd’s first DC Comics’ Graphic Novel, BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN, created this Promo Poster for the book which never got made. It was actually more like a prototype showing what the book COULD look like. Of course it has his “raw graphite pencil sketch” look, which did make it into the book and was also a great style for the story. So, that’s cool! Hey DC Comics, if you’re reading this you need to make this a poster for sale!!
You can see more of Dave Taylor’s ART if you CLICK HERE!
August 3rd, 2013
Just a quick post to share the incredibly freakin’ AWESOME example of the retro-style artwork of Ryan Heshka. Here, he captures the concept of Batman in the late 1930′s to early 40′s. It’s beautiful. If you want to enjoy more Golden Age-inspired graphics then we suggest visiting his WEBSITE.
How did Theodor Seuss Geisel create The Lorax? Well, that question can be answered by visiting THE LORAX Art Museum exhibit in Omaha, Nebraska that opens next week. While there, Dr. Seuss' fans will see the birth of this beloved Children’s picture book.
This special program will feature doodles, crayon drawings, and ink pieces that inspired the book. It will be on view at Omaha's Joslyn Art Museum from August 10th until November 3rd, 2013.
Here's a little bit more about the exhibit:
Published in 1971, before protecting the earth became a global concern, Dr. Seuss spoke through his character, the Lorax, who 'spoke for the trees,' warning against mindless progress and the danger it poses to the planet ... The color sketches and line art on view at the Joslyn Art Museum, along with the typewritten story Geisel affixed to the pages, provide a fascinating look at the early development of a Dr. Seuss classic.
For more information about both the exhibit and Joslyn Art Museum, please CLICK HERE!
Cartoonist, Illustrator, Graphic Artist… no matter how you say it, the artwork of SETH is pretty amazing! Over at the NATIONAL POST Website they recently conducted a pretty damn interesting interview with the Artist. He mostly talks about his experience of working with Chip Kidd on David Rakoff’s latest book, “Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish” (Knopf Doubleday) and how he balanced the ethics of drawing art for an Author who has, sadly, passed away during the publishing process.
The article shares some great insight into Seth’s art and you’re gonna love reading it, just CLICK HERE!