Sunday, June 26, 2011
Ulises Farinas - thought I'd featured him before, but I must have forgotten to (loved this Darrowesque piece when it came out). And Gilles Vrankx, a spellchecker-busting Belgian cheesecake artist, with a nice post-Ashley Wood/post-Paul Pope style.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
DC's 52 new #1s have had more than enough coverage already, so let's skip straight to their back end. Hurr hurr.
This is where I piously take the piss out of the tat DC Direct churn out, while never admitting that I'd secretly love either of these on my mantelpiece. Especially the Mignola-inspired one.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Still Tuesday, right? Must stop caning it. Anyway, Cuddly Kev O'Neill is doing series of bookplate editions of the latest LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN books for the nice folks at Gosh!.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Got to come up with a better name for this feature. Anyway, Paul Pope has done another gig poster for the BLUES EXPLOSION! UH! and we'll wait and see if it becomes as influential an image as his first. One for my fellow guitar nerds (Cor! A Teisco Del Ray! In front of some boobs!). I always appreciate it when an illustrator gets his guitar reference right.
My cousin David has a free album available from the good burghers of Noisetrade. Do go download it for a listen. We've similar (rather classicist) tastes in music, but somehow ended up sounding very different along the way.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Coming across this month's Dark Horse solicitations wouldn't have altered my decision for today's image of the day, but there's a couple of good 'uns here, especially Francesco Francavilla's Abe Sapien.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Today's image(s) of the day, from the last 24 hours(ish) of accrued guff in my RSS feed.
Connor Willumsen, via Ali Sampson.
Jonathan Edwards draws Uli Oesterle's Hector Umbra.
Frank Quitely draws Alan Moore.
Thursday, June 09, 2011
Do go read the new Particle Fiction. I used to think David Wynne was the love child of Warren Ellis and Paul Grist, but now I think I'll just introduce him to people as "the Cockney Steve Ditko".
Celtic werewolves versus Vikings. Now there's a pitch fit for a Neil Marshall movie.
Today's image of the day is this fully mental piece of Kirby-as-genre. Good news: Keith Giffen is drawing a new OMAC series in amongst DC's splurge of 52 new #1s. Bad news: Dan DiDio is down as "writer" it. His work on Wednesday Comics was amongst the strangest non-writing I've ever read on a series of pages of comics art. Still, keep your friends close, eh Keith?
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Well, there's yer biggest news in UK comic blogging in, like, forever. He's got off to a helluva start, too - pages from the long-anticipated TANK GIRL project he's been working on for a few years Carioca (pages that show McMahon gets the tone of that strip easily), and news of a new WWII-era comic for Com.X, KESTRELS.
And he's got a WJC link in the sidebar. Could the guy get any cooler?
Obviously, that's my picture of the day sorted, too. Here's a sketch of Spikes Harvey Rotten Mick did for his disciple Rob at 2D.
That's another reason why not getting to Derry this year was probably for the best: queuing amongst a sea of school kids for a sketch from Mick, like Pooh Bear amongst a sea of Piglets, then getting to the front and melting down big time. "Can I have a Judge Dredd, no, maybe a Tweek, no, a Fink... it really should be Slaine... or Ukko. Actually, make it a Mongrol. No, Big George..."
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
A couple of 2D Festival post-mortems - Paddy Brown's and Rob Davis's. I remember Rob tweeting sceptically about the 2D ethos before he went - but like everyone who goes, he's became a full-on convert.
And continuing my pledge to post my favourite image of the day from my RSS feed for as long as I can hack it, here's a sketch by John Hoffman.