By Cory Doctorow I love Jen Wang’s work: her debut graphic novel Koko Be Good was thought-provoking and challenging and beautiful; “In Real Life,” her adaptation of my story Anda’s Game took the tale to places that delighted and surprised me — today, Firstsecond publishes The Prince and the Dressmaker, which I believe will beRead More
University of Western Australia Law professor Camilla Baasch Andersen has helped businesspeople draft legally binding contracts that take the form of simple comic-strips, arguing that their simplicity not only promotes understanding, but also insulates companies from the risk of courts finding their contracts unenforceable because they were too confusing (an Australian court hasRead More
Secret Headquarters, Los Angeles’s best comics shop (previously, has published “Monster Manual,” a limited-run, 64-page zine collecting the art from their show of the same name, in which artists were challenged to create their own rue and satirical entries for a notional Dungeons and Dragons bestiary from an alternate timeline.
I saw thisRead More
Londonist’s roundup of cutaway maps — many from the outstanding Transport Museum in Covent Garden — combines the nerdy excitement of hidden tunnels with the aesthetic pleasure of isomorophic cutaway art, along with some interesting commentary on both the development of subterranean tunnels and works and the history of representing the built environment undergroundRead More
If you want to escape the real world for a bit, escape into the vivid, satirical artwork of illustrator/cartoonist Alex Gamsu Jenkins.
Jenkins is from the suburbs of London and graduated from Camberwell College of Arts in 2015. He describes his work as an exploration of “satirical and critical subject matter through aRead More
Brynn Metheny is the undisputed master of mashing up cats and sharks into delightful creatures. Her original series was so popular, she created a sequel this year.
In 2013, I scribbled a terrible little creature into my sketchbook: The Shark Cat. I illustrated a series of Shark Cats for a 2014Read More
Lately, I’ve been getting asked more frequently: “Claire, do you illustrate your own blog posts?” The answer is, “Yes.” To date, I’ve written forty-three blog posts on Medium. With the exception of a few (where I’ve used a photograph as the main image instead), I’ve illustrated each one myself. I’m not a professional artist byRead More