Monday, February 29, 2016

Comic Round-Up: February 29, 2016

Deadpool by Erlan Arya

"Deadpool" by Erlan Arya

Interview:  Chiwetel Ejiofor talks about what drew him to Marvel’s Doctor Strange.

Interview: Four creators — Robot Hugs, Sylvie Reuter, Ruby etc, and Lauren Reis — talk about their depictions of mental illness and how posting them on social media is creating a new conversation about mental health.

Interview: Joshua Cotter on Nod Away

Interview: The Mary Sue talks to Sophie Campbell about Dark Jem

News: Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona has been nominated for a Nebula Award, presented presented by the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.

News: San Francisco-based cartoonist Mark Fiore is the winner of this year’s Herblock Award for political cartooning, becoming the first cartoonist to win based entirely on a portfolio of animated cartoons.

Link Round-Up: February 29, 2016

The Last Stand

4 Kits from New York Toy Fair Perfect for Young Tinkerers

16 Famous Designers Show Us Their Favorite Notebooks

The Cold War Technology That Created A New Architecture

Dolby’s Sound Geek Guide To The Academy Awards

Guys Makes Complete Settlers of Catan Out of a Single 2×4

Photographer Mehrdad Rasoulifard is taking viewers on a visual journey through the history of ancient (and modern!) Iranian architecture and design. He captures the structural and artistic intricacies of iran’s most significant places of worship and cultural complexes, including the tessellated and tiled ceilings of historic mosques. Via DesignBoom

Teen Expresses Emotions Via Arresting Series Of Surreal, Daily Self-Portraits

How to 3D Print Your Own Leather Tooling Stamps

This Vincent van Gogh doll comes with a detachable ear. Have fun explaining that to your kid.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Link Round-Up: February 26, 2016

The ABCs of RPGs - Books and Coloring for Adults and Kids!

Architectures is a documentary series exploring the architecture of notable buildings and the architects who designed them.

Game of Thrones Producer Defends Sansa Rape Scene: "We Can't All Be Arya"

John Williams Discusses The Music Of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Legoland Windsor Unveils A 500,000 Brick LEGO Death Star

Master Makers Shine on New Series, "Handcrafted America"

NFL player's Harry Potter wedding cake is fit for a Hogwarts feast

Comic Round-Up: February 26, 2016

Deadpool by Dan Mora

"Deadpool" by Dan Mora

Interview: Chadwick Boseman says Black Panther shouldn’t be considered a superhero.

Interview:  Michael DeForge talks about the animated series Adventure Time

Interview: Neal Adams discusses his six-issue Superman miniseries

Interview: Sophie Campbell talks about designing the characters for Jem and the Holograms, with emphasis on the “Dark Jem” arc.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Link Round-Up: February 25, 2016

The Scavenger

Are your children hesitant to talk in-depth about what they do online? THEY MIGHT BE HACKERS!  Or they've discover internet porn.  One or the other.

Cerebus artist Gerhard is hard at work creating Beautiful Harry Potter Prints

China's Ban on 'Weird' Architecture Is a Damn Shame

Milleathery Falcon: Millennium Falcon Leather Purse by Mikaela Holmes

Here's why the most terrifying Buffy villain isn't who you think it is. Choosing one among the many 'Big Bad' characters, the writer argues that one stands apart as the worst of them.

New York-based artist Elizabeth Miller of Stitchering creates DIY cross-stitch patterns for beloved characters, ships, and symbols and more from favorite pop cultures sources including Star Wars, Adventure Time, Harry Potter, and a series that depicts Disney princesses with tattoos.

The Setup Wizard, a blog about being the Hogwarts IT Guy. Relatively recent, and yet fairly brilliant blog about what it's like to be the muggle IT guy for a bunch of wizards and witches. Nice shoutout to Bowie in there too.

Whatever happened to the animators who worked on Akira? (NSFW) Find out with over 30 minutes of clips that start with a scene from 1988's masterpiece of Japanese animation, Akira, and follow each animator's career across the decades.

Comic Round-Up: February 25, 2016

Deadpool | Giulio Rincione

"Deadpool" by Giulio Rincione

Interview: Chadwick Boseman talks about his inspiration for Black Panther‘s Wakandan accent.

Interview: Krysten Ritter wouldn’t mind having Jessica Jones teaming up with Iron Man.

News: Danny Pudi, Alan Tudyk and Christina Kirk have all joined the cast of NBC’s Powerless, a sitcom set in an insurance company in the DC Universe. (via Variety)

News: It’s Official: The Wolverine 3 Will Be Rated R

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Link Round-Up: February 24, 2016

 Light on Behance by Jacques Pena

Comic Round-Up: February 24, 2016

"Colossus Vs. Deadpool" by Yvan Quinet

Interview: Al Jaffee talks about the use of Yiddish in MAD Magazine

Interview: Berkeley Breathed shares four letters sent to him by the late author Harper Lee, who was a fan of Bloom County and of Opus in particular.

Interview: Kwanza Osajyefo, who ran DC Comics’ Zuda webcomics imprint and is spearheading a Kickstarter to fund the graphic novel Black, recounts how the hour he spent with Dwayne McDuffie at age 17 changed his life.

Interview: RJ Casey interviews Nick Drnaso about his first graphic novel, Beverly

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Link Round-Up: February 23, 2016

Deadpool by Patrick Brown

AD&DRP: Actually, this is your grandmother's AD&D.

Character Mashups That I Drew With Color Pencils

Infographic: 60 Of The Most Iconic Weapons From Fiction

My Friend Lives As A Caveman Since He Carved His Living Room Furniture And Items

PANTONE Officially Unveils Its Top 10 Colors For Fall 2016

Polaroid Introduces A Cute, Colorful 3D-Printer, The First For The Mass Market

Star Wars Droid Translating Helmets

The Taxonomy of Typography from Pop Chart Lab US$29

Comic Round-Up: February 23, 2016

Deadpool by Carlos D’Anda

"Deadpool" by Carlos D’Anda

Interview:  Jeff Lemire talks to Matt Kindt.

Interview:  RJ Casey talks to Nick Drnaso.

News: Another Walking Dead cast member was bitten by a fan.

News: Comic-Con International is shifting to full RFID tech in its badges this year

News: Justice League Set To Begin Shooting In Early April

News: Ms. Marvel Wins Dwayne McDuffie Award For Diversity in Comics

Reviews: Johanna Draper Carlson on Sweaterweather. Sean Gaffney on Behind The Scenes!! Vol. 1. John Kane on a bunch of different comics. Todd Klein on Twilight Children #4.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Link Round-Up: February 22, 2016

This Fan-Made Weasley Clock is Everything Our Hearts Desire

Kodak's Analog Renaissance with Super 8 Camera: Kodak’s Super 8 project tells an interesting tale about opportunity and value in today’s post-digital economy."

A message from J.J. Abrams: please make your own Star Wars movie

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s New Logo Is a Typographic Bus Crash

The original 1977 release of Star Wars has long been the holy grail for fans. George Lucas famously made numerous changes for each release and once declared, "A hundred years from now, the only version of the movie that anyone will remember will be the DVD version [of the Special Edition]." Even the National Film Registry (created in response to the pleas of filmmakers like Lucas) which inducted Star Wars in 1989 does not have a copy. Fans resorted to creating "despecialized" editions (previously) in an attempt to recreate the original. Understandably, fans were delighted when Team Negative1 completed a digital scan of an original 35mm print. Dubbed "The Silver Screen Edition", the project was made possible by a chance E-Bay purchase of a Spanish print of the film that was surprisingly high quality. That still left a considerable amount of work to digitize and clean up the film. Here's a timelapse of the cleanup of a single frame. Last year team member "Mr. Black" was interviewed on The Expanded Fandom podcast and explained the process. Comparison with the Blu-Ray (the lighter, grainier version is the restoration): OneTwo, Three

Comic Round-Up: February 22, 2016

Deadpool by Ricardo Caria

"Deadpool" by Ricardo Caria

Interview: DEADPOOL writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick say Sequel Doesn't Need Big Budget, Talk CABLE

Interview: DC Comics' Geoff Johns on how the Rebirth reboot is a lot like Star Wars

Interview: The Qwillery interviews Greg LaSalle, the Deadpool facial performer for Colossus.

News: Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock Has a Manga and It's Coming to the U.S.

News: Deadpool scores highest ever opening for R-rated movie at US box office: Ryan Reynolds’s $58m romp earned $260m in its first week and could alter Hollywood’s approach to superhero movie-making

News: Jim Lee to be Artist on "Suicide Squad" During Rebirth

News: REBIRTH to Restore Classic Elements to The DC Universe

Friday, February 19, 2016

Link Round-Up: February 19, 2016

Rey and Maz SPOILER Skottie Young

Prints available for purchase from BigCartel.

Check Out This Metal Twist On A Star Wars Classic

Donald Trump in Westeros Makes a Disturbing Amount of Sense

How One Mashup Artist Got Legal Permission to Pair Calvin & Hobbes with Dune

How The Guild revolutionized the Web Series

How to Make Your Very Own Jurassic Park Ford Explorer

Speculating on Joss Whedon's next adaptations of Shakespeare After Much Ado About Nothing, where does Joss go next in the world of Shakespeare? This excerpt from " After the Avengers: From Joss Whedon's Hottest, Newest Franchises to the Future of the Whedonverse" attempts to find out.

Comic Round-Up: February 19, 2016

Deadpool by Dan Panosian

"Deadpool" by Dan Panosian

Interview: Greg Cravens draws the syndicated comic The Buckets and his own webcomic Hubris, and because he’s also a busy commercial artist, his artwork is all over Memphis, in the form of everything from logos to murals.

Interview: Hayley Nitz may be only 16, but the Olathe, Kansas, teenager is already working on her first graphic novel, Chasing Hitler, a story about two servicemen who are sent to confirm Hitler’s death — only to discover he’s still alive.

Interview: Walter Yakaboski, whose copy of Amazing Fantasy #15 is expected to sell for up to $400,000 later this week, talks about the steps he went through to get the comic to auction.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Comic Round-Up: February 18, 2016


Interview:  Pat Bagley, political cartoonist for the Salt Lake Tribune, talked about his work and the way the field of political cartooning has changed as he accepted Utah State University’s Ted Pease Award for journalism.

Interview:  Robert Freynet discusses Louis Riel, Patriot, his graphic biography of Louis Riel, the founder of Manitoba.

Interview: Steve Hockensmith talks about The Wrong Wrights, the first of a series of graphic novels he’s co-authoring for the Smithsonian.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Link Round-Up: February 17, 2016

The Twelfth Doctor: Year Two issue #1 by - The Doctor and Clara by Alice X. Zhang *

The Twelfth Doctor: Year Two issue #1 by Alice X. Zhang

The term APHERCOTROPISM refers to the response an organism makes as it grows to overcome an obstacle in its way.  Or, how to convince tree roots to make 90 degree turns.

Hieronymus Bosch's amazing painting, The Garden of Earthly Delights. Exceptional detail, zoom in or out inside the painting.

Lord Of The Rings Monopoly Board by Sonja Batušić

Stormdupers: We Mixed Stormtroopers With Pop Culture Icons (Via)

Toronto-based artist Bailey Henderson sculpts the fearsome sea creatures depicted on medieval and Renaissance-era maps.

Trek at 50: The quest for a unifying theory of time travel in Star Trek by Xaq Rzetelny

Want to decorate your hunting lodge or baronial hall without feeling too guilty? Crochet taxidermy to the rescue!

Comic Round-Up: February 17, 2016


Interview:  Angela Boyle profiles Julie Delporte.

Interview: Carol HIlls profiles Badiocau.

Interview:  Jesse Eisenberg talks about playing a modern supervillain in Batman v Superman.

Interview: Quincy Ledbetter explains how discovering Milestone comics changed his life.

Previews: Xena #1.

Reviews: Sean Gaffney on One Piece Vol. 77. G. Kendall on Wizard #46. Todd Klein on Resident Alien Vol. 3, Ragnarok: Last God Standing and The Autumnlands #8.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Link Round-Up: February 16, 2016

Star Wars Re-imagined by Marcin Soboń

"Star Wars Re-imagined" by Wrocław, Poland-based Marcin Soboń

30 Essential Wuxia Films: With the highly-anticipated release of two King Hu masterpieces on home video by the Masters of Cinema organization, as well as the critical success of Hou Hsiao-hsien’s The Assassin last year, it seems like the wuxia film is making some inroads into the Western critical consciousness. So I thought I’d put together a guide to some of the essential films of the genre.

The 1972 World Chess Championship in Reykjavik occasioned a fantastic series of caricatures, by Icelandic artist Halldór Pétursson, of Fischer and Spassky. The unwatermarked versions at the bottom of the page are the result of some simple but clever image processing.

A mixtape featuring 20 young independent bands from China, curated by Wooozy, one of the country's leading indie music blogs. "From sunny Guangzhou and cyberpunk Chongqing to the frigid northeast grasslands beyond Beijing. From shoegaze to riot-weird." It can also be downloaded in full here.

Reylo - My heart will go on: Kylo and Rey meet in a Titanic mash-up

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Lego set makes its debut

The Tiniest Gallery "I like art, so I built a single-serving art gallery that features local artists and hung it on the fence outside my house. "

We’re Giving Each episode of Better Call Saul a D&D Alignment

Comic Round-Up: February 16, 2016


Interview: Alexander Lu profiles Marc Tyler Nobleman.

Interview: Amir Soltani and Khalil Bendib, the creators of Zahra’s Paradise, are making an online comic, Yousef and Farhad, about the realities of being gay in Iran.

Interview:  Jeff Lemire talks to Matt Kindt, focusing mainly on Kindt’s new series, Dept. H.

Interview:  Meagan Damore talks to Mark Waid.

News: Patrick O'Connell has been hired by Dynamite to be its sales manager. He was previously at DC Comics.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Gaming Round-Up: February 15, 2016

Twilight Princess - Fire battle by SophieRiis

Twilight Princess Link cosplay

Achievement Hunter looks at Great Levels in Gaming.

Aevee Bee scrutinises the use of space in JRPGs, writing that "
Nobody Cares About It But It’s The Only Thing That Matters"

The BBC profiles The man who made the worst video game in history, the creator of the Atari ET game.

Brutal Doom inspires strong feelings in players, one way or another. Brendan Keogh argues that it is true to the spirit of the original Doom, revealing something more of its essence through what it adds.

Comic Round-Up: February 15, 2016

Hope everyone had a great Deadpool weekend!

Interview: Ben Kesling profiles Maximilian Uriarte.

Interview: Gil Roth talks to Kriota Willberg.

Interview: Grave Bello talks to Daniel Clowes.

News: Linework NW has announced its exhibitors.

Reviews: Johanna Draper Carlson on Cassius #2. Katherine Dacey on Behind The Scenes!! Vol. 1.  Sara Dempster on Whispered Words Vol. 1. Sean Gaffney on School Judgment Vol. 1.   Greg Hunter on I Fell Asleep and Ce/Ze.  Paul Mirek on Mirror #1.  Andy Oliver on Take It As A Compliment. Thomas Maluck on Batman Volume Seven: Endgame

Link Round-Up: February 18, 2016

Star Wars: The Force AwakensCreated by Patrick Brown

Chris Schweizer's Warrior Women Wednesday

Speaking of neat movie things, designer Dave Delisle came up with a concept for a handy-dandy toolbox that comes in the shape of Thor’s pounding buddy, Mjolnir

There’s a brand new documentary in the works centered on the Ghostbusters fandom. The concept might sound familiar. It’s just like last year’s Back to the Future fan documentary Back In Time–it’s even made by a few of the same people! You should check out the Kickstarter if you want to see this doc come to fruition.

Link Round-Up: February 15, 2016

Spock by Leif Jones

"Spock" by Leif Jones
Prints available for purchase from Society6.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Comic Round-Up: February 12, 2016

Rodolfo Reyes

Link Round-Up: Deadpool

Deadpool by Mike Mahle

Interview: Deadpool writers Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick on taking risks, & sequels

Interview: Deadpool's T.J. Miller Knows Exactly How To Answer Comic Questions

Interview: GQ Cover Star Ryan Reynolds on Filming Deadpool and Life as a Father

Interview: POP! exclusive interview with Deadpool

Interview: Ryan Reynolds & TJ Miller on Deadpool, marketing, Hugh Jackman

Interview: Yahoo Movies interviews Rhett Reese screenwriter for Deadpool.

News: Deadpool 2 Is Already in Development With the Original Writers

Link Round-Up: February 12, 2016

Boba by Rayshchuck

9 Quick Facts That You Might Not Know About Quentin Tarantino Movies

Anthony at the Castalia House Blog puts his finger on a problem with the Potterverse in “So You Made It Into Hufflepuff”.  Vox Day, pointing to the post in “The Shortchanging of House Hufflepuff”, extended the critique.  Of course, what everyone forgets is that Huffpuffs are the sexual dynamos of the Wizarding world.

Discworld Artist to Sculpt a Statue of Terry Pratchett

Get an Early Look at the 2016 Lego Ninjago Line-up Ahead of Toy Fair

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Play to Be Published as a Book

The smuggler in the Mos Eisley Cantina scene from the original Star Wars who refers Obi-Wan to Chewbacca has been known for years as BoShek. But despite having an action figure of the character, the actor playing him was unknown. With help from the Rebel Scum forum, Billy Jensen was able to use social media detective work to track him down.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens syncs up to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon

We're Entering a Golden Age of Space Tourism Propaganda

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Comic Round-Up: February 11, 2016

Andy Fairhurst

Interview:  Dana Simpson, creator of Phoebe and Her Unicorn, on setting out to make a feminist Calvin and Hobbes.

Interview:  Dave Ortega talks about what he’s reading now, which graphic novels he wishes were better known, and coming to graphic novels late in life.

Interview:  Lucy Knisley talks about her graphic memoirs

Interview: Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham talk about their latest collaboration, First Friends, a graphic novel about friendship and bullying that draws on Hale’s own childhood experiences.

Interview:  Writer David Shapiro and artist Christopher Herndon are working on a graphic novel about Ammon Bundy and his followers occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

Link Round-Up: February 11, 2016

Having fallen down the rabbit hole of British colonial cinema history, I thought to share some of the wonderful discoveries with you.

This Lego Paper Airplane Factory Is Wonderfully Over-Complicated

Nerdy analytic overthinking? The economics of the Death Star and the legal case of Han vs. Greedo. Ask those hard questions like are the Jedi overrated? and of course is Jar Jar the big boss?

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World‘s Honest Trailer Reminds Us All to Re-Read the Source Material

Star Wars and Sci-Fi Fans Should Drool Over This Modern Speeder Concept

WRITE YOUR OWN FANTASY GAME FOR YOUR MICROCOMPUTER (PDF) is a beautifully illustrated guide to programming (what else) fantasy roleplaying games on early personal computer hardware, along with its companion WRITE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE PROGRAMS (also PDF), covering text adventures. Hat tip to the game design Tumblr Put Games Here for the original link.

If you're interested in other computer game fan material from the same era, the site has a wide range of scans: hand drawn and screenshot composited game maps, game advertisements, hardware pics, tape inlays for games, and magazines among other things.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Comic Round-Up: February 10, 2016

Luke Butland

Interview:  Gil Deacon talks to Neil Gaiman.

Interview:  Illustrator Sonny Chargualaf, who teaches art at John F. Kennedy High School in Guam, talks about his work as artist on the graphic novel The Dark Reaches: Volume 1

Interview: Ryan Reynolds reveals his next priority is to get an X-Force movie done

Interview:  Roz Chast talks about her life and work as a New Yorker cartoonist on the Design Matters podcast.

Interview: Three women who work for Marvel Comics — director of content and character development Sana Amanat and editors Katie Kubert and Emily Shaw — discuss their work life, why they chose comics, and what they are reading these days.

Link Round-Up: February 10, 2016

I’m being torn apart.

A The Force Awakens and Inside Out Mash-Up featuring Kylo Renn

A Fine Mess: How Not to Assert Your Copyright in the Youtube Age: "A week ago, one of the more popular YouTube organizations, Fine Bros Entertainment, run by brothers Benny and Rafi Fine, announced a new scheme to license out its React brand and video format on a profit-sharing basis.  The endeavor backfired spectacularly, mostly because people felt that the Fine Bros were profiteering and aiming to exploit the creativity of others."

He’s boring; he’s unrelatable. He wears his underwear on the outside. But is that the real problem of Superman? It’s a problem that has less to do with the character himself and more to with DC Comics, which found itself stuck with a flagship character it thought needed fixing. In trying, it broke him nearly beyond repair.  Zack Snyder, however, will deny that the character needs fixing. After all, he didn't change Superman from his true canon version.

New Software Can Actually Edit Actors' Facial Expressions A new software, from Disney Research in conjunction with the University of Surrey, may help cut down on the number of takes necessary, thereby saving time and money. FaceDirector blends images from several takes, making it possible to edit precise emotions onto actors’ faces.

Not enough graduates know about Freudian subtext in Alien 3, say employers

The Only Cool Way to Ride a Hoverboard is as the Flying Cloud from Dragon Ball

R2-D2 Gets the Sarcastic Subtitles He so Richly Deserves

Watching a Homemade Tank Get Built Is Totally Awesome

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Comic Round-Up: February 9, 2016

Rich Davies

Interview:  Dr. Casey Brienza, author of the newly published Manga in America. talks about the ways manga is transformed from its original state to a product for American readers.

Interview: Heidi MacDonald profiles Tom Hart.

Interview:  Joe Hendrick of Big Bang Comics in Dublin, Ireland, has some fairly detailed advice for creators on how to sell their work.

Interview: Robert Ito profiles Daniel Clowes in-depth

Link Round-Up: February 9, 2016

Iron Man #3 by Alex Maleev

Iron Man #3 by Alex Maleev

Immersive Virtual Reality Tour Inside One of Dali’s Most Famous Paintings

J.K. Rowling is Turning the Wizarding World Into an Actual World

The Lego Ghostbusters firehouse is 4,634 pieces of pure nostalgic bliss

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens leaked This trailer is awesome. Watch it.

Mike Winkelmann Has Spent The Last Decade Drawing An Image A Day

Rey Needs A Different Kind of Force Ghost Mentor

Spiderwick Chronicles Art Exhibit on View at the Jean Cocteau Cinema

Stark Direwolf Papercraft

Monday, February 8, 2016

Gaming Round-Up: February 8, 2016

The One-Up by Dennis Salvatier

Interview: Simon Parkin interviews The Witness creator Jonathan Blow

News: Titanfall 2 Will Have Single Player Campaign Says Lead Writer

7 Relationships That Prove Video Games Can Do Romance

Aaron Fox-Lerner reflects on How videogames are changing the action movie.

Carl Sagan's "Pale Blue Dot" Speech synchs very well in GTA 5

Comic Round-Up: February 8, 2016

Orlando Arocena

Interview:  Brigid Alverson talks to Gilbert Hernandez and Darwyn Cooke

Interview: James Whitbrook talks to Brian Michael Bendis.

Interview:  Tobias Carroll talks to Rick Remender.

Interview: Zack Snyder Explains How Watchmen Prepared Him for Justice League

Link Round-Up: February 8, 2016

Star Wars Samurai Designs by Charles AP

"SAMURAI BOBA FETT" by Surabaya, Indonesia-based Charles AP

Friday, February 5, 2016

Comic Round-Up: February 5, 2016

‘Deadpool’ by Erlan Arya

"Deadpool" by Erlan Arya

Interview: Brigid Alverson talks to Gilbert Hernandez and Darwyn Cooke.

Interview: James Whitbrook talks to Brian Michael Bendis.

Interview: Tobias Carroll talks to Rick Remender.

News: New "Berserk" TV Anime Will Premiere in July

Previews: The Doorman

Link Round-Up: February 5, 2016

Here is my work for this year Blizzcon fan art contest.

Doctor Who TARDIS Cat Fort

Download and Build This Sine Wave Inspired TV Console

Dreams of Dalí is a 360º video that takes you inside Archaeological Reminiscence of Millet's "Angelus" into a surreal world, featuring some notable motifs from other paintings , such as Weaning of Furniture Nutrition (1934), Lobster Telephone (1936) and First Cylindric Chromo-Hologram Portrait of Alice Cooper's Brain (1973), set to a soundscape with audio of Salvador Dalí and a bit of Halo of Flies by Alice Cooper.

Kodak will be releasing a new super 8 camera designed by Yves Behar. The camera has the ability to shoot in a digital format as well as traditional super 8 film cartridges.

Making Art Sculptures from Drywall Is Very Impressive

The Producers of Game of Thrones Lay Into the Show's Disastrous Pilot

There’s a place in Germany where you can ride Falkor and see the props from The Neverending Story

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Comic Round-Up: February 4, 2016

Interview:  Bill Griffith discusses his work, from Zippy to Invisible Ink

Interview:  Gurihiru, the Japanese creative team that does the art for the Avatar the Last Airbender graphic novels and will be working on Marvel’s Gwenpool starting in April.

Interview: Sana Amanat, director of content development at Marvel and the editor behind Ms. Marvel, talks about diversifying the lineup and how that has broadened the readership

Interview: Sarah Varon talks about the new edition of her 2003 book Sweaterweather

Link Round-Up: February 4, 2016

The Things We’ve Seen by Chris Malbon for “The X-Files“ art show

"The Things We’ve Seen" by Chris Malbon

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Comic Round-Up: February 3, 2016

Deadpool’s Art Of War No 1 by Scott Koblish

Interview: Daniel Clowes talks about his life, his career and how working on the collected edition of Eightball led to his most recent book, Patience.

Interview: Hip Hop Family Tree creator Ed Piskor shows off old-school comics tools

Interview: Marissa Meyer, author of the YA sci-f novel series The Lunar Chronicles, will write a two-volume graphic novel, Wires and Nerve, with art by Douglas Holgate.

Interview: Posy Simmonds discusses the history of female comics creators (who are being featured in a new exhibit at the House of Illustration in London).

Link Round-Up: February 3, 2016

The China National Space Administration released all of the images from their Chang'e 3 moon landing mission, including hundreds of amazing true color, HD photographs. Some 35 GB of datasets, including photographs of and by the Yutu rover have been difficult to retrieve outside of China and have been mirrored by Emily Lakdawalla at

The Food Surgeon 4 minutes and 33 seconds of exactly what the title says. Do not try this at home without a medical degree and sterile conditions.

Graphics Revealing What Over 3000 Designers And Creatives Want From Their Jobs

The "Lord of the Rings" movie trilogy... Suicide Squad Style!

Reinterpreting the Van Gogh’s masterpieces with a Tilt-Shift effect

Stephen King On What Hollywood Owes Authors When Their Books Become Films: "I want a dollar, and I want approvals over the screenwriter, the director and the principal cast. We try to make these people understand, the people that are doing the deal, that I want to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. I’m not a hard guy to get along with. In all the time we’ve been doing this, I’ve never put up a red light to anybody about anything that they wanted to do. Because if they want to make changes, if they want to be a little bit out on the edge, I’m all for it. I like it."

This Shark Shepherdess Looks Like She Stepped Out of an Underwater Fairy Tale

Super Mario Maker Wallpaper Editor

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Illustration: New Trio


Illustration: Rey & BB-8

Rey & BB-8

News Round-Up: January 24 - 30

Ai Weiwei Closes Danish Show in Protest of New Refugee Law - Once again, Ai Weiwei is in the news. This time, he has closed his show in Copenhagen in protest of a new law that allows Danish authorities to search the homes of refugees. Under the new law, Danish authorities would be able to confiscate refugees’ belongings to pay for the expense of them staying in Denmark. The Faurschou Foundation gave a statement saying they backed his decision.

Facebook Censors Naked Artist - Brooklyn’s Christopher Stout Gallery found its Facebook account blocked after a photo of artist Lisa Levy sitting naked on the toilet was reported by users. Levy was only partially naked and her bottom half was completely obscured. This is not the first time facebook has removed art that they deem to be offensive.

Graphic Design Trends: February 2, 2016

News: Google will Soon Shame all Websites that are Unencrypted

News: Google Revamps Their Webmasters Portal -  Google relaunched the portal for webmasters at This is where most webmasters go to log in to the Google Search Console, but it is also jam-packed with help documentation related to making a better website and complying with Google’s webmaster guidelines.

3 Typography Trends for 2016

The 9 Graphic Design Trends You Need to Be Aware of in 2016

Best Practices for Content Planning in UX Design

Codepen’s New Feature: A JavaScript Console!

Comic Round-Up: February 2, 2016

X-MenLines by Sajad ShahColors by Elmer Santos

"X-Men" by Sajad Shah and Elmer Santos

Interview: Cartoonist Josh Neufeld and journalist Alia Malek discuss their nonfiction comic about the struggle of several Syrian refugees.

Interview: Johnnie Christmas discusses his collaboration with novelist Margaret Atwood on her comic Angel Catbird.

Interview: Spike Trotman discusses her two current projects, the latest Smut Peddler anthology, published by her own company Iron Circus, and her graphic biography of singer Josephine Baker, which will be released by First Second.

Interview: Writer Si Spurrier talks about his new series Cry Havoc: “It’s about a woman trying to live a normal life, but she’s not. She’s infected by a sliver of chaos, an idea, something which kicks her out of her nice, neat, domestic little life. Over time it digs up all this stuff that, if she would admit it to herself, has been bubbling away under there all along. And then, of course, we take this absolute batshit twist and send her off to Afghanistan.”

Link Round-Up: February 2, 2016

"MikroMasch poster 2016" by Russia-based Ivan (Real-SonkeS)
Commission for MikroMasch, manufacturers of High Quality AFM probes.

The China National Space Administration released all of the images from their Chang'e 3 moon landing mission, including hundreds of amazing true color, HD photographs. Some 35 GB of datasets, including photographs of and by the Yutu rover have been difficult to retrieve outside of China and have been mirrored by Emily Lakdawalla at

Creative Kansas Stylist Colors Hair to Match the Brilliant Hues of Famous Paintings

For decades, artist Harry Smith collected paper airplanes that he found on the streets of New York City- over 250 of them from 1961 to 1987. They're now in the collection of the Getty Research Institute.  A new book about the collection was recently published.


Your Desk Has Nothing On This Cubicle-Turned-Cardboard Castle

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