Make your Monday brighter with a look at today's links.
Reach out and seize a universe of links, after the cut.
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.
Make the most of your Monday link-viewing time, after the jump.
There's probably more than enough Alphonse Mucha-inspired, art nouveau fan-art to go around on the Internet, but rarely have we seen any that's so well done or so thematically appropriate. The Pixiv artist calling themselves Marlboro took their cue from the original artist himself when creating these art nouveau tributes to Hayao Miyazaki, the legendary Studio Ghibili animator of such classics as Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Castle in the Sky and Ponyo, among others.
Read on for Thursday links aplenty.
Friday's links can be found in full beyond the jump.
Toys: Sideshow Collectibles has released more images of its upcoming premium 1/6 scale DC Comics figures as part of its "12 Days of Sideshow" reveals.
TV: The Today Show's Jenna Wolfe visited the MAD Magazine offices over the weekend and chatted with Editor John Ficarra, Art Director Sam Viviano and longtime MAD artist Al Jaffee.
Merchandise: Zippo is rolling out a line of lighters fea