Gobble down today's Thanksgiving links, after the cut.
Ron Wimberly is in pretty high demand these days. His 2012 graphic novel Prince Of Cats was met with near-universal critical praise, he was recently brought on as a contributing artist on Adult Swim series Black Dynamite, and his work has been featured in various art shows and galleries. Now the cartoonist has a new client: Nike.
The sneaker and sports apparel giant hired Wimberly to produce a series of cartoons called "Calvin & Johnson," starring Detroit Lions All-Pro wide receiver Calvin Johnson and Sean "P. Diddy" Combs.
Graham Annable, perhaps best known in these parts from his Grickle and Hickee comics and the Puzzle Agent video game series from Telltale Games, has just been officially announced as the co-director of Laika's next feature-length film, The Boxtrolls, alongside Anthony Stacci (Open Season). This will be Annable's first feature co-directing gig, after working as a story artist on LAIKA's Coraline and ParaNorman. The new film will be based on Alan Sn
Fashion: Nike teams up with Calvin Johnson for a very stylish collection honoring the Transformers villain Megatron.
Fashion: One Piece's Straw Hats rock Armani in a new Japanese A|X ad campaign.
Interviews: Chris Ware's MSNBC interview on
The root words of Nintendo's indomitable Pokémon franchise are, as we all know, "pocket" and "monster," and yet there's never really been much monstrous about even the scariest species since its largely meant to appeal to all ages. Taking a page from Tim Burton's
With this year's pleasant weather increasingly in the rearview, Nike has tapped comic talents Amanda Conner (Power Girl) and Jan Duursema (Star Wars) to illustrate the benefits of its Women's Training Holiday 2011 collection. The overall mess
It's frequently the case that the best graphic novels are also the most heartbreaking, and perhaps no graphic novel fits that scenario than Laika by Nick Abadzis. Published by First Second in 2007, the bo