Marking international Earth Day, Sophie Yanow has posted her 2016 comic What Is A Glacier? for free reading. The 32 page story sees Yanow visiting Iceland, and drawing lines between her emotional state past & present, the perilous condition of glaciers, and implicitly explores how flying around the world can exacerbate both. The print version […]
Happy 4/20, y’all.
Antipodean cartoonist Mr J mostly does wrestling-themed strips these days, but last week recalled a 1980s favourite with a quieter tone, Phil Elliot’s kitchen-sink sitdram The Suttons. Moore’s introduction to the slim, stapled collected edition gave Jason an excuse to caricature him and his former suit & current beard.
Early in the double-header Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio interview on today’s WTF podcast, Leo’s dad George DiCaprio unexpectedly comes up. Host Marc Maron has enough awareness of underground comics to vaguely surf Leo’s explanation of his childhood schlepping posters, prints and comics around to LA’s comic shops, and accidentally hits on a direct interest […]
Back in 1965, Doctor Who wasn’t necessarily an alien, and while the TV version was clearly from the future, he spent every week imperiling the lives of his human English grandchildren in the pages of the TV Times. This completely bonkers storyline, which starts out with Dr Who making toys of his own TARDIS time-machine-in-the-shape-of-UK-police-infrastructure […]
Comics-writing duo Leah Moore and (her husband) John Reppion made a sidebar into prose for Christmas six years ago, on fellow English comics writer Paul Cornell’s blog. A charmingly deft cross-pollination of Conan Doyle with Dickens, the short story is still up to enjoy this festive season.
saw a Christmas drag / comedy revue last night that included one cast member in an inflatable costume of the telly version of Raymond Brigg’s titular The Snowman (picking up the lead and “flying” him to world locations elsewhere on the stage). Today, a profile in The Guardian opens with 85-year-old Briggs extensively dismissing the […]
Just repeated on BBC Radio 4, and up for worldwide listening for 30 days: a 2010 documentary by former Melody Maker writer Pete Paphides, talking to friends, family and fans of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz. On the web, or via the BBC iPlayer or BBC Sounds apps.
Cartoonist Derf twooted this as if everybody knew already: Richard Corben uses wee clay heads to ink those deep, stark shadows on the faces of his tortured or aged or hateful characters. Also fascinating in this behind-the-scenes shot is how loose Corben’s pencils are generally. Bar the teeth and the wrinkles on that one face […]
Scott Adams, the cartoonist of Dilbert, author of various self-help and business-advice books, and noted ghoul, has noted that people treat him differently lately. The change comes since he started making most of his public persona about how the white supremacist baby-cager and multiply failed businessman who accidentally became president in 2017 is in fact […]