Archive for the ‘Comics’ Category

Crumb’s Thumb

The Robert Crumb photo-gallery never fails to entertain, but this one really had me laughing out loud (refuses to use the acronym):

crumb hitchhiking

Crumb’s son Jesse (pictured right):

This is like 10 or more years ago. Pop and I had to thumb it down to San Francisco. At this time I hitchhiked everywhere. Pop had a story about doing this exact thing in his youth. So we did it again. He made the thumb. I still have it. No one picked us up… it took hours… ahhh, that kind of freedom is… intoxicating.



Via Balint, I came across Zappaesk, a comic about the life and works of Frank Zappa drawn by German artist Andreas Rausch. 240 pages, €19 — hmmm I might just…

Commie Comic

“This Godless Communism”, an early 60s anti-commie comic, is pure comedy gold.

Chip, Ben, Kagan & Cameron

I’m absolutely loving this collaborative illustration weblog — some great stuff there daily. What’s more, these guys are cool cats!

Kung Fu Hustle – the movie

„It was strange, really” – says Stephen Chow, director – „I was sitting in my Hong Kong office, then suddenly the door flung open, Quentin Tarantino rushed in, hugged me, kissed me, and rushed away. We’ve never met before, I only knew him from pictures. I didn’t even know about him being in Asia. It turned out that he had spent three days here and he definitely wanted to meet me. Finally he had only this short time. But it might be as important as the prize of the Best Movie.”

Kung Fu Hustle: yes, the best movie you’ve ever seen in your life. Just unbelieveable.

Mo Sketchin

As an art academy graduate, I remember how my sketchbook used to be of great importance to me. I would use it to store thoughts. It was my repository of epiphanies. I would spend time doodling in it when the obligatory psychology class became too boring. It was my little graphical diary of sorts.

For Doreen

Hope you’re reading Doreen: this note’s for you.

“The District” – prizewinning animation

“It’s not Verona but the deepest ghetto of Budapest. It’s not the Capulets and Montagues but rivalling Hungarian and Gypsy clans. It’s not about romance but money and oil.”


After the amazing Belgian masterpiece here’s a Hungarian animation called The District, that has just won first prize on the Annecy International Animated Festival.

It’s homepage is only in hungarian, sorry… But here are some pictures and some trailers (3 of them, on the bottom left) for you.

criticismthe synopsys – “Will anyone be offended?” – interview with the authors (all in english).

The Picture Of Everything

Two years in the making, and it shows. (via artsy fartsy)

Crumb On NPR

NPR has an audio interview with Robert Crumb about “The Robert Crumb Handbook”. (via Drawn!)


Three great sketchblogs, as a reminder that I need to get off my lazy ass and start drawing again:

  1. Robot Johnny
  2. Diseased Wits
  3. De Derde Belg

Oh, and you won’t regret buying this either.

Crumb In France

Does he miss anything about America? “For one thing, I guess I miss all those large-butted American women. But also my role as a commentator on that culture. I mean, I can’t comment on French culture. I can’t tell what the hell’s going on here.” Has that given him an identity crisis? “A little bit, yeah, a little bit.”

Crumb: “When I was four, I knew I was weird.”

Spider Of Destiny

Have you ever stopped to think how lucky God was to have the help of Spiderman?

American Splendor

I have just seen American Splendor. So should you — if only to get your creative juices flowing (again).

RIP Will Eisner

Will Eisner, “father of the modern graphic novel,” passed away today at the age of 87.