A couple only have eyes for each other at a Beatles concert in Wigan, 13 October 1964.
Paul Guinan channels Harvey Kurtzman in this drawing of his HEARTBREAKERS characters. @boilerplate1893
Paul Guinan artwork inna Harvey Kurtzman stylee! If you’ll be at #SDCC, come see our work (and us) at Artists Alley booth CC-01/02. #comics
What did Jack Kirby say?
"Comics will break your heart?”
Something like that.
But when see I a lineup like this in my daughter’s elementary school library I can’t help but feel like something is going right.
Of course, Smile. Of course. But also the Center for Cartoon Studies, Sara Varon, Liniers and Luke Pearson?
This is what winning looks like.
And it’s us.
This is a beautiful thing!
Who are these pesky kids? What’s their agenda? The Junior Detectives are Ace, Specs, Speedy, Big Sally, Butch, and Louie; and the only evidence left of their existence is in these files.
Alex Degen's new book is a collection of wordless fragments from the world of the Junior Detectives. The full-page illustrations are playfully enigmatic and dark, looking more like a long forgotten fanzine or the most somber of picture books. Here, the terrifying mysteries of childhood are revisited with the full scope of an adult's knowing eyes and weighted heart.
BW // 36 pages // $5.00
Imagine a world very different from our own, where North America developed not into the stable geopolitical regions we know today, but Balkanized into smaller empires, territories and republics.
Visualizing such a world is a favorite past time of graphic designer Jordan Penny, who has spent the better part of a decade combining his love of history, art, and cartography to explore alternate history scenarios with beautifully designed maps like the one up top. This particular geopolitical scenario forms the basis of his latest series, "American Quilt."
just got lost in his alt reality maps for a good half hour
AHAHAHAHAHA NO ONE WANTS TO BE A PART OF NEW JERSEY