Friday, February 26, 2010
Dennis Juan Ma recently completed illustrations for a children's graphic novel, “Graffiti Revolution,” for Simple Literacy Publication. The plot involves an evil dictatorial duke who learns to be kind and humorous.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Dutch real estate magazine Vastgoed commissioned Leon Mussche to illustrate the sorrows of home ownership. The article, written a Q&A style, covered all kinds of financial and legal problems one can face owning a share in an apartment building. Leon’s spots illustrated each of the questions.
Graham Smith had a fresh take on an article about cross-cultural marketing for Plan Sponsor Magazine. Since different cultures look at retirement goals differently, some financial planners’ standard sales pitches fall on indifferent ears in the Hispanic community.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Artist Kyle T. Webster has now turned his fertile mind to the world of iPhone gaming. His dangerously addictive first effort, White Lines, is a deceptively simple memory game that will get you instantly hooked.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The March 1, 2010 cover of the New Yorker had us completely fooled this week. A lovely, cozy, good-old-fashioned walk in the snow is the work of Florida artist Brian Stauffer. Celebrated for his edgy, raw, hotly pigmented mix of collage and drawing, Brian is clearly at peace in a cooler climate as well.
Vault49 recently finished an Alice in Wonderland themed advertorial for the new Ford Fiesta, appearing in the Sunday Times Style magazine. Vault49 created a drive-through mixed-media fantasy world full of detail, narrative, and pixie dust.
Fast Company commissioned Kirk Manley to create a series of comic-based illustrations for an article in the March issue on the Disney Company. Disney's recent purchase of Marvel Comics was the inspiration for these depictions, each of which presents key Disney executives and deal makers as famous Marvel Comics superheroes.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Scott Barnett recently completed 100 pieces of art for the Rittenhouse Archives "70 Years of Marvel Comics" trading card set, to be released in mid-April, 2010. This is the third Marvel set Scott has contributed to, for a total of 450 cards! Whew!!
Lia Mercado was commissioned to create artwork and promotional material for a Black History and Art Exhibition in Monrovia, CA. The event commemorates the art and contributions of that community's Afro-American participants. Lia’s art was the basis of this collectable poster.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Tyler Jacobson is the 25th recipient of the Jack Gaughan Memorial Award, presented by the New England Science Fiction Association. The Gaughan is awarded annually to the most promising emerging artist in the field of Science Fiction or Fantasy; past honorees include Donato Giancola and Terese Nielsen.
Kurt Huggins and Zelda Devon, aka Teetering Bulb, have brought to a close their weekly online comic, King of an Endless Sky, which has been running on Tor.com since December.
The adventures of King Charlie the First and his odd, assorted subjects are imbued with a wise innocence and gorgeously drawn. More, Please!
Rob Kelly created a vintage-feel portrait of actor Mark Ruffalo for this week’s Time Out New York. Ruffalo is promoting his new noir horror movie, Shutter Island, so Rob went with an austere, black-and-white vintage feel.
Mike Segawa has just completed work on the third book in the Mackenzie Blue series for Harper Collins. Seventy-one illustrations later, McKenzie and the gang have returned safe and sound from their camping adventures. Phew!