Finally! There’s a smart, insightful book that critically examines the works one of America’s most important comics writer-artists of the past half-century.
Jack Kirby’s cultural influence has never been greater. His myriad characters already populate the silver screen and it was recently announced his New Gods magnum opus too is making the transition to film with the director of “A Wrinkle in Time,” Ava DuVernay at the helm.
Did you know that poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti was also a visual artist? Here, Steven Brower shares some of the artist's work.
Talent doesn’t necessarily restrict itself to a single area. Here, Brower shows us five actors who began their careers in the field of design.
The golden age of editorial illustration and cartooning is currently on display in the exhibit “American Illustration & Comic Art” at the Sardoni Gallery, Wilkes University in Wilkes Barre, PA.
Chris Ware’s Building Stories blew apart entrenched meanings of “book” and “graphic novel.” So how does he top that? Well, now there’s Monograph. Let's have a look inside.
Do we really need another book-length history of manga? Especially so soon on the heels of John Lent’s excellent Asian Comics, published just a few years ago? Turns out, yes. Mangasia: The Definitive Guide to Asian Comics, by comics expert Paul Gravett, is a very important addition, with a great deal to recommend it.
Obsessed with dots? You're in luck. From 1950s-era Harvey Comics' Little Dot to shows by avant-garde art’s latest superstar, Yayoi Kusama, the concept of dots in endless, relentless repetition is alive and prospering.
What do Jimmy Stewart, Elton John, Whoopi Goldberg and Toni Morrison have in common? Beginning February 2, their visages, along with many others, will be on display at the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science and Art in Scranton, PA.
Surrealism has always played a role in graphic design—though it started as a political philosophy with the ideas of Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud. Here are 7 artists keeping surrealism alive today.