Comics have seized center stage at the venerable British Library in London this summer in an exhibition celebrating the history of British comics and the work of British creators. Subtitled, 'Art and Anarchy in the UK', the Comics Unmasked exhibition places an emphasis on protest, outsider culture, and anti-authoritarian voices.
Curated by Adrian Edwards, Paul Gravett, and John Harris Dunning, Comics Unmasked draws heavily on the British Library's own collection to establish and define Britain's relationship to the comics art form -- stirring up nostalgia, scandal, and some surprising discoveries along the way. And Kieron Gillen's giant head.
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.
In yet another example of things "I never knew about but now I really wish had happened," artist Brendan McCarthy was once commissioned to create development art for a never completed '90s film adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's classic novel The Wind In The Willows. McCarthy recently decided to share the art via his Facebook page, and it's pretty fantastic.
We didn't realize when we set out to list our favorite comic books of 2012 that it had been such a fun year to be a fan of the medium that we all love so much. The last twelve months offered readers a wide variety of work ranging from the most crowd-pleasing superhero epics to the most idiosyncratic of indies; the return of much missed mangaka and the emergence of exciting new talent; a new crowd-sponsored visibility for self-publishing; and the ascension of the fan artist from bedroom dreamer to Tumblr tycoon. It was a busy a
We've given Brendan McCarthy and Al Ewing's fantastical The Zaucer of Zilk series a fairly thorough look over the past few weeks, previewing it's initial installment and contemplating its subjectmatter with an essay by David Brothers. You might even say we've been under its spell. Originally unveiled as a standalone tale by 2000 AD and Rebel
Comic wizards Brendan McCarthy and Al Ewing's original 2000 AD tale of a magical man and his realm-saving exploits is headed back to comic stores as a standalone two-issue miniseries this Wednesday in The Zaucer of Zilk #1 from IDW and Rebellion Publishing. The 30-page first installment int
Published between 2004 and 2006, Solo was a DC Comics anthology series with an innovative twist: each issue was created from the ground up by a single cartoonist and collaborators of his own choosing. Edited by DC's head art
Parody: Marvel has announced the release of a new parody one-shot: "Who Won't Wield the Shield," with stories by Matt Fraction, Jason Aaron, and Stuart Moore. The standout seems to be the Fraction story, which has art by Brendan McCarthy ("Spider-Man: Fever") and stars "Dr. Stephen Rogers, transformed by the Super-Satan formula i
There's been some rumors about Brendan McCarthy -- whose art you may remember from that amazing "Spider-Man: Fever" preview -- pitching "Paradax," his two-issue 1986 superhero comic with writer Peter Milligan, as an animated series. Given the
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