Some excellent Prince Valiant frames for you. Click for large versions.
This “Catholic Resources” site has every single illustration Gustave Doré did for the Bible. In high resolution! I’m gonna get some of these printed.
Been reading old Dick Tracy comics downloaded from an enormous torrent of Four Color Comics, a series which gave birth to a ton of classic comic heroes. Up next: Smilin’ Jack, Captain Easy, and Gangbusters.
Update: Smilin’ Jack is a little rough and Gangbusters holds back too much. Captain Easy on the other hand is a goddamn treasure. I’m going to head up to Fantagraphics later this week and get a collection.
Well, these are lovely.
Tempest art: the only kind of art that should be allowed.
Map of my new apartment
Am I weird for doing this?
Beautiful art, although I can’t say I agree with his treatment of the books.
1918: 18,000 National Guardsmen at Camp Iowa stand in >100 degree heat to form a human Statue of Liberty. True.
Album art for Yeasayer’s All Hour Cymbals.
graphic novel by Paul Pope
Paul Pope won accolades recently for his visionary Batman: Year 100, a sort of insane futuristic cyberpunk Batman tale that had undertones of a surveillance society. This is an earlier work, a five-issue series on Dark Horse that takes place an indeterminate amount of time in the future. It concerns a man named S, a semi-criminal “finder” who has recently ripped off a bunch of “heavy liquid,” a mysterious substance and perhaps one of the most valuable on Earth.
Pope’s illustration style is very unique and very eye-catching. The stylized but grounded black-and-white artwork is tinted with one or two colors, and his talent for scene-setting is excellent. If you see it in a used book store or comic place, at the very least flip through it. Or buy it for me.
Isn’t this stuff absolutely amazing? It just gets more insane, and the stories run into one another like movements in a ridiculous space symphony.
Heraldic as all hell.
Amazing chart of the electromagnetic spectrum. Looks like it’s probably from the early 80s. I love this stuff – the amount of knowledge summarized in this one illustration is staggering.
Arnold Boecklin, Island of the Dead (third version)