We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, as well as the special qualities of comic book storytelling, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great pinups, fan art and other illustrations 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, awnd some of it’s endearingly silly. All of it is awesome.
With the exception of perhaps Marvel, Dark Horse Comics may have been the publisher that broke the most news about its upcoming books at New York Comic-Con this year. That includes new stories from Eric Powell and Sergio Aragonés, the latest adventures from the Eisner-winning Itty Bitty team, prestige collections of Kabuki and Pistolwhip, brand new horror tales from some of the masters of the form, and much more.
As I scrolled through all 356 pages of Selected Ambient Works: 11-13, a free PDF download compiling tons of sketches, fan art, comic book pages and finished illustrations by Giannis Milonogiannis, creator of Archaia's Old City Blues and contributing artist to Image's Prophet, I thought to myself, "Is Milonogiannis a retrofuturist? Is he doing with the 1980s and cyberpunk what Dean Motter did with the 1930s and noir?"
Something is wrong in the city of Somnopolis: everybody is insane. Designed, financed and constructed by an enigmatic cadre of geniuses, visionaries and villains using the sleep-defeating drug insomnalin and employing the theory of pschetecture, the city itself -- the buildings, the materials, the angles and even the light -- has driven the citizenry to acts of madness, crime and suicide. It wasn't meant to be this way, a
On sale today, Dark Horse Presents #12 may be the most impressive yet of Dark Horse Comics' already prestigious anthology series. The new issue is an almost ridiculous who's who of my favorite comics creators
Dark Horse continues its efforts to revive the long-out-of-print Mister X comics in June with Dean Motter's Mister X: The Brides of Mister X and Other Stories, the second massive hardcover collection of the series that got about a dozen all-star careers started, married sequential art with the principles of design, and drastically altered the way comics looked.
You might never have heard of Dean Motter's Mister X. You might be so young and mainstream as to have never even read a black-and-white comic. (Laugh if you wan