The Presidential candidate may be convenient for cheap laughs, but Harvey Kurtzman’s Trump, a witty graphic humor magazine, deserves our serious respect.
Michael Dooley looks at the albums, posters and other promotional materials featured in the visual music culture exhibition Revolutions 2: The Art of Music.
Dooley talks with pop culture archaeologist Warren Dotz, author of books on design artifacts such as packaging labels for firecrackers... and Elephant Love.
Read Michael Dooley's exploration of the history of the beautiful, unorthodox Flair Magazine.
If you’ve been captivated by the bold, atmospheric cinematography of Daredevil‘s first season on Netflix, you might want to seek out the similarly stunning comic book version by Alex Maleev. Series executive producer Jeph Loeb credits Maleev as a key visual influence: “With Alex’s art, we looked at that and said ‘that’s the look...
Michael Dooley shares a post-finale essay on advertising for the hit TV series Mad Men.
E. Simms Campbell was an indispensable part of Esquire’s birth in the early 1930s. He established its visual style. He invented the original Esky character. And, in the words of its founding editor Arnold Gingrich, his full-page color cartoons “catapulted the magazine’s circulation from the start.” Campbell may also be the first African-American illustrator...
Michael Dooley explores Popular Skullture: The Skull Motif in Pulps, Paperbacks, and Comics, a book dedicated to vintage skull art.
Don’t say you weren’t told. WARNING! Graphic Content: Political Cartoons, Comix and the Uncensored Artistic Mind has well over 350 controversial illustrations by artists from around the world and throughout history. They deal with extremes of political, cultural, sexual, racial, and, yes, religious issues. It’s also an ebook, enhanced with plenty of video and...
Michael Dooley explores the history of satirical cartoons in light of the Charlie Hebdo tragedy.