The new THE MIGHTY THOR #1 by Fraction and Coipel will have several variant covers, including one by Walt Simonson himself. The book goes on sale 4/27.
In case the bare listing hadn’t entranced you, check out the rest of the art in the Henry & Glenn Forever! art show opening tonight in LA. The works are based on Tom Neely’s comic imagining a domestic sitcom starring Henry Rollins and Glen Danzig. Above art by Kiyoshi Nakazawa.
I haven’t written adequately about the “Cartoon Polymaths” show currently up at Parsons, the NYC art school that teaches design and illustration. It is a concise but museum-level show about cartooning and cartoonists that really sets a new standard for how these subjects can be covered. Aside from showing movies and puppets and small Marischal-designed houses, it also has its own NEON SIGN. Wow. Curator Bill Kartalopoulos really outdid himself and got Parsons’ taleted design crew on board with a fantastic installation.
Anyway, if you haven’t gone yet, tonight is the night to see a talk with pioneering artist Richard McGuire, who was multi-media before it was in fashion. Deets below.
Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko is mostly known these days as a cranky recluse who refuses to talk about any of his Marvel experiences, but he’s actually an active cartoonist who has an apartment full of art. Jog brings you up to speed with his recent output.
As tweeted by Dave Gibbons, Pat Curley recounts the very beginnings of comics fandom — a historic confluence of Julius Schwartz, Jerry Bails and Roy Thomas — and shows that even then the feedback loops of fandom and editorial were closely aligned:
This week’s EW contains the first photos of Henry Cavill “as” Superman — if you call wearing a T-shirt dressing as Superman. According to the story, the first time he wore the duds, the handsome Englishman was able to overcome the inherent silliness of the panties and cape look: