Month: July 2008

The Graphic Art of Comment

With the flurry of outrage over New Yorker‘s recent Barrack Obama cover, a new exhibition of cartoons commenting on politics and more published by Britain’s Guardian newspaper may well gain more attention than usual.The Graphic Art of Comment runs from… Read More ›

Crikey’s DC Thomson Special

The next issue of British comics history magazine Crikey! (Number 6) on sale soon, with the editors promising that the “Summer Special” (remember those?) is a DC Thomson focused issue, apt given the upcoming 70th birthday celebrations for that company’s… Read More ›

Tube Surfing: 20 July 2008

• Tank Girl co-creator Jamie Hewlett has been interviewed by The Guardian. “His is the pen behind Eighties comic-strip heroine Tank Girl, virtual band Gorillaz and the opera Monkey,” the article opens, “and soon you’ll be seeing his animated title… Read More ›

Comic Book Movies

Brian Bolland has provided the artwork for the “Comic Book Movies – Graphic novels on the big screen” festival at the BFI on London’s Southbank. Showing a non-identified spandex-wearing hero (is it Directorman? FirstGripman? Gafferman?) the season of movies is… Read More ›

Tube Surfing: 19 July 2008

Tom Spurgeon of the Comics Reporter interviews British comic creator Daniel Merlin Goodbrey here. ‘What little I know about the writer and cartoonist Daniel Merlin Goodbrey intrigues in a way that it’s surprising I didn’t interview him a long time… Read More ›