On sale now from Fantagraphics is 500 Portraits, a very handsome hardcover volume collecting more than two decades of pen-and-ink portraiture by Tony Millionaire, the award-winning cartoonist of Drinky Crow's Maakies and Sock Monkey. The book contains, as advertised, 500 drawings of wildly diverse real-life figures from the realms of comics, music, film and history, not to mention
If you've invested in Roland Emmerich's life-altering film 2012 starring John Cusack, you are fully aware that the world is totally going to end next year on December 21 (What's that? Something about a Mayan calendar? Sorry bro, never heard of it). Choosing to make the best of Earth's final days, Fantagraphics, crea
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Walt Disney's Donald Duck: Lost in the Andes
Published by: Fantagraphics
Retail Cost: $24.99
This year, Fantagraphics put out the first volume in their Disney Duck hardcovers, collecting the b
The endearingly ludicrous Suicide Girls notwithstanding, there's an increasing number of comic books that deal with sexual themes and situations in fairly explicit yet very sophisticated ways, despite identifying or otherwise qualifying as "erotic" or even "porn" comics. One that comes to mind is Chester 5000, wherein cartoonist Jess Fink depicts in x-rated fashion the sexual relationship between a Victorian era housewife and her steampunk
The funny thing about comics, as a medium, is that it's so much larger than you might think. The American comics industry, from cape comics to autobio, is well known, as is manga, a Japanese import that went from niche to fad to powerhouse
There are a few ways to go about making a biography. You can do a strictly fact-based account to educate and inform your theoretical reader about someone's life, such as you would see on Wikipedia. These tend to be bland, but informative
What started out being an oddity -- college classes and programs devoted to the study and creation of comics -- is quickly becoming a full-fledged trend, according to this interesting Associated Press feature picked up by USA Today.
Apart from places focused on nurturing the industry's next Will Eisner and Marie S
Had nice conversations with Tony Millionaire, nee of Maakies, Sock Monkey and Billy Hazelnuts fame, and Dave Herman, voice actor extraordinaire whose animation credits include Futurama, American Dad, Bee Movie and the upcoming Drinky Crow Show on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim next spring at a signing hosted last Saturday at nationally reknowned Austin Books and Comics.
If Dave's name doesn't ring a bell with you, no doubt you'll remember his unforgettable collaborations with the wicked funny Mike Judge on the Texas com