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.
The bold new Criterion Designs coffee table-sized hardcover includes video packaging designs that are a joy to behold. Michael Dooley explores.
From Puck to Perfect Nonsense, Michael Dooley identifies seven notable comics, graphic novel and cartoons, all published in 2014.
The Bauhaus school demanded mastery of multimedia design from their Masters, but few incorporated music, theater, and dance as astutely as Oskar Schlemmer.
Andy Warhol's journey from a struggling, unkempt graphic artist to an internationally renowned visual artist began in the magazine world.
Michael Dooley discusses the work of Dorothy and Otis Shepard, two pioneers of American Modernist design.
Michael Dooley talks with Mike Salisbury, the art director behind the iconic album cover that distinguished the King of Pop from the rest of the Jackson 5.