Learn how a digital artist prepares 3D character animations in Autodesk Maya 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. And deservedly enough, Brannon Costello’s Neon Visions: The Comics of Howard Chaykin has been nominated for an Eisner Award at next month’s San Diego Comic-Con. It’s undeniable that, throughout his checkered career, Howard’s “brand approval” amon
In 1927 The Survey Graphic published an entire issue devoted to the new political movement of state-run capitalism that was gaining in strength from its inception by Benito Mussolini in 1921 and rise to power in Italy that year. This special issue saw the new trends in populism and anti-elitism as a “new challenge to the spirit of 1776.” The world was trying to come to grips with a unique form of dictatorship designed to overturn the chaos in governing after the Great War. Mu
When it came to engaging (and controlling) the children of Fascist Italy, the state media was intent on separating boys from girls, but only ideologically. Boys were taught that fighting for the cause was a male requirement. One of the more famous Fascist slogans was “War is to the male what childbearing is to the female.” For girls giving birth was essential. Mothers who produced over a dozen children were treated to benefits by the Fascist government, including tax breaks.
Every publication makes a decisive choice about the tone it wants to set when it comes to covering a revolution. One obvious approach over the years is to use edgy, gritty, journalistic photography on the cover to capture the seriousness of the events. But often those images, no matter how hard hitting, pale in comparison to the ones seen on TV and the internet. So what’s a print publication in the era of the modern revolution to do? One option is to use typography to create