Start your Cyber Monday off right with loads of linkage.
Brothers Juan and Alejandro Mingarro operate the Barcelona-based studio Brosmind, where they pump out playful and surreal sculptures and illustrations. They pack their crowded images with adorable animals, sentient ice cream cones and a bikini-clad babe who rides titans made of cake, sea monsters and roving cities.
We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great images on sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and seemingly infinite art blogs that we’ve created Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our regular travels across the Web. Some of it’s new, some of it’s old, some of it’s created by working professionals, some of it’s created by future stars, some of it’s created by talented fans, and some of it’s endearingly silly. All of it’s awesome.
Skip the abject terror of leaving the house on Black Friday for a moment and read today's links.
For many Americans, the Thanksgiving holiday is a time of blessing and gratitude that facilitates the coming together of friends and family both close and disparate to break bread, reflect upon their lives and relationships with one another, and to contemplate the depths of their unspoken disdain.
For other Americans, Thanksgiving is all about Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The busiest shopping days of the year come with bargains accurately advertised as “insane,” and they’re to be found in virtually every dimension of the retail universe. It’s the ideal time of year to fill the deep, dark holes in our souls with material goods that reflect or enhance our personal brands and lifestyle idioms, and you can believe comic book merchants are getting in on the action.
Because we are the second kind and know you are too, we've assembled some helpful comics-related sellers who will be offering some unbelievable bargains this holiday season.
Gobble down today's Thanksgiving links, after the cut.
As you know from our weekly Best Cosplay Ever feature, we’re big fans of cosplay at ComicsAlliance. The comics, sci-fi, gaming and fantasy communities’ talents for homemade disguises, craftsmanship, and sartorial superheroics are definitely on display this weekend at Austin Comic Con, and you’d better believe we’re on hand to document as much as we can.
Click after the cut for some exceptional examples of superheroic cosplayin
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In the overwhelmingly male comic book industry, it has been a challenge for some editors and readers to see the ever growing number of talented women currently trying to make a name for themselves. With that in mind, ComicsAlliance offers Hire This Woman, a recurring feature designed for comics readers as well as editors and other professionals, where we shine the spotlight on a female comics pro on the ascendance. Some of these women will be at the very beginning of their careers, while others will be more experienced but not yet “household names.”
Today we're featuring penciller Delicia Williams. Williams is both an artist and a comics scholar, and is currently working on a graphic novel adaptation of author Stephen Graham Jones' Demon Theory.