March 29, 2007

Comics / Illustration / Animation

A small selection of Matthew Woodson’s prints are now available for purchase, care of Thumbtack Press.

In case you weren’t aware of it, Matthew has been blogging for the past couple of months, over here. Definitely worth checking out if you’re interested in process and pretty pictures and all that other good stuff.

-New Ojingogo print collection-
Matt Forsythe
is now selling the second print collection of his Ojingogo comics online! He’s also reprinted the first book of this (twice) Eisner nominated comic, so if you missed out on picking one up the first time, now’s your chance. The quality of these books is outstanding, so you definitely know you’ll be getting your money’s worth (plus, he’s throwing in free sketches for all orders). Swing by his shop page to order the books, or read it all online.

-Aaron Renier-

The inimitable creator of Spiral Bound (from Top Shelf Productions) and The Unsinkable Walker Bean (forthcoming from Scholastic Books) has a nicely designed new website, complete with a generously stocked gallery and assurances of more cool stuff to come.

-Walt Disney Exhibition in Montreal-
Here are photos from the Once Upon A Time Walt Disney: Sources of Inspiration for Disney Studios exhibition showcasing the range of illustration and concept art see them all here.

-Comics Festival 2007-
This kick-ass cover by Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley is one of two covers (the other is by The New Frontier’s Darwyn Cooke) for Comics Festival 2007, one of the offerings available in finer comic shops everywhere for Free Comic Book Day on May 5. (See larger versions of both covers here)

Chris Butcher hooks us up with the full lineup of creators who are featured in the book. Included is new full-colour work by R. Stevens (Diesel Sweeties), Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics), Bryan Lee O’Malley (Scott Pilgrim), Kean Soo (Jellaby), Hope Larson, myself, and many others.

I just saw a proof of the finished book, and it’s a beauty. It’s a darn near perfect group of artists to get new readers excited about comics, and it’s FREE!

I saw the Afro Samurai marathon on Spike TV the other night, and I was intrigued. I haven’t seen this much “head chopping fun” from an cartoon in a long time. The over-the-top violence level is on par with such classics as 'Ninja Scroll'. It’s definitely not for the faint of heart. I normally hate all anime, with the exception of Miyasaki, Otomo, Tsurumaki, and Tezuka.

If you don't get Spike TV, check out the show here.
The DVD came out a month ago I believe.

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