Nice Art: first look at a page of Walt Simonsons’s Ragnarök

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Walt Simonson’s new book from IDW is coming out this summer and the pitch is as simple as it is irresistible. It’s called Ragnarök, and it is Simonson’s take on the original Norse Mythology. Considering what he did with this raw material in his beloved run on Thor, this should be a treat.

Joyful Shigeru Mizuki

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TweetJust in case anyone has the Monday Blues … here's Shigeru Mizuki in a wig for you. pic.twitter.com/BHfROnd3VP — Zack Davisson (@ZackDavisson) February 17, 2014 Shigeru Mizuki was born in 1924, meaning he is 90 years old. He served in World War Ii for Japan and lost his left arm in the conflict. His fictionalized […]

Nice Art: Jae Lee’s Dynamite Cover Gallery

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Tweet Here’s another special for Dynamite’s 10th Anniversary , a gallery of Jae Lee’s covers for the company. Reading about the decline of the comics artist seems all the more ridiculous when you look at the amazing work being done by veterans like Lee, who is just hitting his stride with an even more impressive […]

Nice Art: Jillian Tamaki’s illustrations for Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas

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Tweet The Folio Society is a UK company that specializes in lovingly produced, high end print versions of classic books. They are pricey—current editions are $74.99 each—but lovely objects for the well appointed home. They are also beautifully designed with new illustrations by skilled artists. Jillian Tamaki has a big year coming up with This […]

Five days of Valentines Day Cards: Snow White’s touchy situation

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Tweet I’m sure no one ever had an impure thought about THIS vintage Disney Valentine, No sir! More here Do you have a Valentine set to spotlight in this feature? Tell The Beat!

Preview: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell and friends

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Tweet For a few years, P. Craig Russell and a handpicked gang of friends, have been working on a graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Newberry Award winning Graveyard Book, the story of a boy raised in a graveyard by ghosts. The result will be published by Harper Collins in two volumes, with the first […]

Five Days of Valentines: Matt Bors X-Men Valentines

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Matt Bors has not only been killing it at Medium, he’s made a yearly tradition of making X-Men Valentines, and this year’s batch is a great way to tell the mutant in your life just how you feel about him/her/it/they. Hit the link for the whole set!

The Hero Initiative Announce The Uncanny X-Men Project

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TweetThe Hero Initiative remains an essential part of the comics industry. They offer support to comic creators who have suffered injuries, sickness, or other problems in their lives. And they do so in some of the best and brightest and most charming ways imaginable – which leads us to The Uncanny X-Men Project.

Bid, Buy, Love: Thought Bubble’s 2014 Charity Auction

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TweetEvery year the team at Thought Bubble commission artwork from some of their star attendees and put it all up for auction to benefit Bernados, and this year the auction features pieces from Fiona Staples, Declan Shalvey, Annie Wu, Meredith Gran and Ming Doyle.

Mimi Yoon defends her Powerpuff Girls cover

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Tweet And down the rabbit hole we go…artist Mimi Yoon has defended her “grown up Powerpuff Girls” cover for the comic that was withdrawn after some complaints online. The cover—showing adult versions of the girls drawn in a very tame version of a more fetishy, girlie style that Yoon often uses—was criticized for being an […]

Nice Art: Batman doll does some very strange things

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French artist Rémi Nöel took a Baman doll and posed it in a series of very lovely and yet hilarious photographs called Curious Wanderings of Batman in the American Southwest. You can see more of them in the link, as Nöel’s website appears to be offline at the present moment.

Nice art: Very early Jack Kirby

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Via. More if you poke around.

Over and out: Afterlife With Archie reprint cover by Francavilla

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Tweet Just to give you something nice to get into the weekend with, here’s the cover for the second printing of issue #3 of the red hot Afterlife with Archie mini series by the great Francesco Francavilla. The SOLD-OUT @AfterlifeArchie #3 is going back to print to meet the growing demand: here's new 2nd printing […]

Nice Art Adams: Uncanny Avenger Annual covers

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TweetArt Adams posted some pencils for his Marvel covers on his FB account, and I spotted the colored version on Comic Vine. Adams isn’t particularly an artist I would associate with the current modeled color style (his art is very geometric) but both versions looks pretty fantastic. What do you think?

Nice Art: Andreas Englund imagines the life of an aging superhero

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Tweet For years, Swedish painter Andreas Englund has been creating a series of heroic sized paintings depicting the life of an aging superhero, in all its glory and indignity. This is what a skintight suit looks like when the skin underneath isn’t so tight any more. It’s a strange, disturbing and yet hilarious series. Juxtapoz […]

Nice Art: Mister X poster gallery by Jaime Hernandez and Paul Rivoche

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Tweet There was never ever nor will there ever be a better promotional campaign than this one for Voxtex Comics Mister X series, which was mostly written by Gilbert Hernandez with Jaime and Mario, and drawn by Jaime Hernandez and designed by Dean Motter and Paul Rivoche. Alas it turned out that Voxtex was another […]