Many of the greatest cartoonists and illustrators working in comics today have provided cover art for the The New Yorker over the years, and Ivan Brunetti is no exception. The Ignatz Award-winning creator of Schizo has done several covers for the magazine, but it still came as a pleasant surprise to see his latest contribution, which adorns this week's issue. The cover celebrates the arrival of summer, and comes a few weeks after the release of Brunetti's new book -- Aesthetics: A Memoir, an illustrated autobiography that traces his trajectory as an artist from childhood doodles to his professional work.
TV: Oliver Queen discusses his double identity in The CW's latest Arrow promo.
Censorship: A New Yorker cartoon depicting Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden was removed by Facebook for violating its terms of service for showing nipples.
Movies: The cinematic sequel to 300 (itself an adaptation of Fran
Upcoming: Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O'Malley has given fans an update about his upcoming project, Seconds, noting that "...Seconds is about a restaurant, and the restaurant is called Seconds, and 90 percent of the story takes place within it. Beyond that it's really
Art: Daniel Clowes comments on the changing shape of book stores on a new cover for The New Yorker.
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Teams: Marvel Comics has released its initial lineups for its X-teams following the events of Schism. What do you think of the new teams?
Creators: Kate Beaton will be touring North America in support of her new Hark! A Vagrant collection from Drawn and Quarterly. Check The Beat for signing dates near you.
Covers: The New Y
"I thought it would be funnier If I got left off the Eisner ballot, but I guess not!" said cartoonist Shannon Wheeler in a press release discussing the accidental omission of his I Thought You Would Be Funnier graphic novel -- which is nominated for Best Humor Publication -- from the online ballot. A revised ballot is now available on Comic-Con's website,
Film critic Robert Ebert is best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning and occasionally brutal reviews of movies, but despite his acclaim in the world of criticism, we have learned today that Ebert is still a man much like the rest of us, a man who puts his pants on one leg at a time, a man who just wants to win a cartoon caption contest, dammit.
Ebert has been submitting to The New Yorker caption contest for years now, to no avail; in 2009 he even wrote a blog post lamenting tha
In our recurring feature, ComicsAlliance writer Chris Sims and a rotating cast of talented artists imagine a finer world to bring you a look at the Best Comics Ever that Did Not, Will Not, and occasionally Can Not Happen! This week, the amazing Colleen Coover joins us to tell the story of the inter-company crossover