Comics & Animation Design

Animation design has a long history, from Disney classics like Bambi to stop-motion animation shorts and computer-generated Pixar films. Animation has had an important influence on graphic design—and vice versa. Imprint columnists including J.J. Sedelmaier and John Canemaker, both revered animators, reflect on the essential techniques and milestones in the field, including animation character design as well as digital design and animation.

daily heller 1-21-14

Identity Theft: We Are the Walrus

How many times has this happened to you? You're in Paris taking a brief nap at your zoo job and a walrus, who looks uncannily like you, steals your keys, locks you in the cage and puts on all of your clothes.

daily heller 1-15-14 featured

Spiegelman Speaks at Wordless!

Art Spiegelman's "Intellectual Vaudeville Show," WORDLESS! will make its New York debut at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). Read a bit more about Spiegelman and this event.

medical_featured

Medicine Made Funny

Ridendo—a humor magazine distributed to French physicians—was used by pharmaceutical companies for 44 years to reach the medical professionals by tickling their funny bones.

If You Like Our Troops, You Can Keep Them

Ted Rall’s “Censored” Obama Cartoon and Other Controversies

Are editorial decisions really censorship? When I discussed the issue with Ted Rall, America’s most widely read alternative editorial cartoonist, he was unequivocal: “To edit is to censor. It’s true. Look it up in the dictionary.” And thus, his latest blog column headline is “I have been censored by Daily Kos.” I recommend that you...

dailyheller11-20_featured

The Seedy Beauty of the Soho Diva

Rian Hughes is a master of many arts and a prolific author. In addition to books of comics, collections of vernacular types and other handbooks on design, his Batman Black and White is just out. Recently, he published a book of drawings, Soho Dives and Soho Divas (Image Comics) which so fascinated me, I...

dailyheller11-13_featured

Morality Plays in Comics

Evangelist David Wilkerson, killed in a car crash in 2011, was best known for his faction book, The Cross and the Switchblade and for his addiction recovery ministry, Teen Challenge, at the Times Square Church in New York City.

Mad1

Mad (Magazine) Crazy…

At a time before cable television and the internet, "Mad Magazine" truly ruled and paved the way for "National Lampoon" and Saturday Night Live.

dailyheller10-9_featured

Strange Adfellows

I was reading these vintage comic books the other day and realized this cognitive dissonance. The comics, which may be more adult than their targeted market of kids, each have advertisements that don't seem to conform to the demographic. Hey, comics lovers out there in Imprint-land, which reader of Fritzy Ritz or Fight comics do...