posts about or somewhat related to ‘comics’

Amateur
Via @SharyDow.

Amateur

Via @SharyDow.

Drones

By Matt Bors, via @KenRoth. Select to embiggen.

The Simple Answers
Via xkcd.

The Simple Answers

Via xkcd.

Personally, I like paper and ink better than glowing pixels, but to each his own. Obviously the role of comics is changing very fast. On the one hand, I don’t think comics have ever been more widely accepted or taken as seriously as they are now. On the other hand, the mass media is disintegrating, and audiences are atomizing. I suspect comics will have less widespread cultural impact and make a lot less money. I’m old enough to find all this unsettling, but the world moves on. All the new media will inevitably change the look, function, and maybe even the purpose of comics, but comics are vibrant and versatile, so I think they’ll continue to find relevance one way or another. But they definitely won’t be the same as what I grew up with.

— Bill Watterson, creator, Calvin and Hobbes, in an interview with Mental Floss.

Artist Creates Light-Hearted Comics For Heavy-Hearted Creatives
Grant Snider, student of orthodontics and artist extraordinaire, creates a series of light-hearted, inspirational comics about art, writing, and life on his website, Incidental Comics. The comics cover topics from rules for freelancers to drug induced writing enhancement. Fun for all.
Image: How To Make Write by Grant Snider

Artist Creates Light-Hearted Comics For Heavy-Hearted Creatives

Grant Snider, student of orthodontics and artist extraordinaire, creates a series of light-hearted, inspirational comics about art, writing, and life on his website, Incidental Comics. The comics cover topics from rules for freelancers to drug induced writing enhancement. Fun for all.

Image: How To Make Write by Grant Snider

The Pace of Modern Life

From the more things change department, via xkcd

Superman Invents 3D Printing in 1964
FJP: Superman found time to create a 3D printer to make 3D busts, while all the while he was bustin’ faces with his super fists! So impressive.
But seriously… Talk about being slow on the uptake, world. - Krissy
Related: Enjoy more FJP Superman posts here.
Image: Superman comic courtesy of Weird Universe

Superman Invents 3D Printing in 1964

FJP: Superman found time to create a 3D printer to make 3D busts, while all the while he was bustin’ faces with his super fists! So impressive.

But seriously… Talk about being slow on the uptake, world. - Krissy

Related: Enjoy more FJP Superman posts here.

Image: Superman comic courtesy of Weird Universe

Coded Cat Videos
Via Dan Wasserman.

Coded Cat Videos

Via Dan Wasserman.

I have learned from my sister and her experience with the cancer that killed her that sometimes, it’s more important to quit thinking about why terrible things happen, and get busy helping those who suffer. Don’t try to explain; explanations are not possible. Just love, and comfort, and strengthen, and encourage. If any redemption can come out of these terrible events, it will be through those things. — Rod Dreher.
Image: by Dan Wasserman.

I have learned from my sister and her experience with the cancer that killed her that sometimes, it’s more important to quit thinking about why terrible things happen, and get busy helping those who suffer. Don’t try to explain; explanations are not possible. Just love, and comfort, and strengthen, and encourage. If any redemption can come out of these terrible events, it will be through those things. — Rod Dreher.

Image: by Dan Wasserman.

If Tech Companies Made Easter Candy
Click-through to see Apple’s contribution.
Image: Detail from Mashable’s comic.

If Tech Companies Made Easter Candy

Click-through to see Apple’s contribution.

Image: Detail from Mashable’s comic.

Calvin and Hobbes Nursery Complete with Fort for Sleeping
Via Reddit

Calvin and Hobbes Nursery Complete with Fort for Sleeping

Via Reddit

canisfamiliaris:

Discipline. Doggy Style.

FJP: Wait until everyone has their Google Glasses.

canisfamiliaris:

Discipline. Doggy Style.

FJP: Wait until everyone has their Google Glasses.

Congratulations Tom Tomorrow

Tom Tomorrow (nee, Dan Perkins) won the annual Herblock Prize for excellence in editorial cartooning.

Tomorrow’s This Modern World appears in about eighty newspapers and sites across the country, he’s authored ten anthologies and worked with Pearl Jam on their album art.

As the Herb Block Foundation notes: “[Tomorrow] has also been awarded the first place Media Alliance Meritorious Achievement Award for Excellence in Journalism, the first place Society of Professional Journalists’ James Madison Freedom of Information Award, the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, and the Association for Education in Journalism Professional Freedom and Responsiblity Award.”

He currently edits the Daily Kos’ comics section.

Images: Panels from “A Controversy Erupts”, February 2012, by Tom Tomorrow.

Comics journalism is nothing new. Comics book artists such as Joe Sacco, Ted Rall, Joe Kubert, and others have been telling nonfiction stories using sequential art for years. But with the saturation of online news, and editors’ growing interest in both user experience and attracting younger audiences, comics journalism has slowly been making its way to traditional news outlets and is currently enjoying a renaissance in both creative energy and popularity. Symbolia has embraced the Web from the start, publishing stories that mix audio, visual, and interactive elements to create a unique form of storytelling.

— Thanks so much to Editor & Publisher (and Rob Tornoe!) for this great feature on Symbolia and the rise of illustrated journalism. (via symboliamag)

(via symboliamag)