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Best Art Ever (This Week) – 09.13.13


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.


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Chip Kidd and Dave Taylor Build an Ideal Batman Story in ‘Death By Design’


This summer audiences are seeing two very different takes on the Batman character and his story that rather radically depart from the one that appears in DC Comics' regular publishing line. The company released Batman: Earth One, an original graphic novel by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, which tells an alternate origin story more grounded in reality and intended to appeal to a more casual bookstore audience, as opposed to weekly comic shop customers...

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The Comics Community Pays Tribute to Jean ‘Moebius’ Giraud in Words and Pictures


It's been about one week since we said goodbye to the great comic book master Jean Girard, who passed away at age 73 after a long struggle with cancer. Better known around the world as Moebius, Giraud had an immeasurably massive influence on the realms of cartooning, illustration and even film...

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Chip Kidd Presents ‘Batman: Death by Design’ to Designers [Art]


It turns out we're not the only ones with more than a passing interest in the architecture-based approach to Batman: Death by Design. The book's writer, award-winning graphic designer Chip Kidd, presented the project to a fascinated crowd of fellow graphic artists at PIVOT: AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) Design Conference this past October...

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The Design of ‘Batman: Death by Design’ [Art]


First announced during October' New York Comic Con, the DC Comics graphic novel Batman: Death by Design has become one of the new comics projects I'm most looking forward to in 2012. Set outside the confines of DC's New 52 universe, the story of Death by Design deals explicitly with the construction of Gotham City, one of superhero comics' most iconic locales that has obviously inspired some excellent graphic design and illustration over the decades...

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‘Batman: Death By Design,’ an Architectural Adventure by Chip Kidd & Dave Taylor


First announced last weekend at the Batman: All Access panel at New York Comic Con, Chip Kidd, the prolific graphic designer and Dark Knight documentarian behind such works as Batman: Animated and Batman: Collected, is working on an original Batman graphic novel for DC Comics...

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