Archive for the ‘cartoon’ Category
What a FUN idea! Andy J. Miller collaborated with Andrew Neyer for this exhibition at The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art. Andy recently wrote this guest post for IF and just exudes creativity. He recently updated his website where you can see more of his bright, graphic work.
T-Rex Trying began as an inside joke that artist Hugh Murphy shared with his friends and family, then he uploaded them to a Tumblr blog which went onto to achieve a staggering 2.5 million hits in two weeks. Since then, the Tumblr has been shared on Facebook over 230,000 times. Penguin Books collected all the cartoons in one quirky package, alongside loads of never before seen illustrations.
T-Rex Trying: The Unfortunate Trials of the Tyrant Lizard King, published by Michael Joseph, Penguin Books, comes out November 8th.
He might be top predator in the Jurassic kingdom, but in modern life, T-Rex’s comically short arms doom him to hilarious failure.
T-Rex has teeth the size of bananas and eats Triceratops for breakfast, but when it’s time to brush his teeth . . .
T-Rex is 12 metres long and 4 metres tall, but somehow he just can’t change that light bulb . . .
And you can just forget about the vending machine.
Containing dozens of never before seen illustrations, T-Rex Trying: The Unfortunate Trials of the Tyrant Lizard King is the cute, quirky and laugh-out-loud funny collection of cartoons that will have across the board appeal this Christmas.
About the Author:
Hugh Murphy is a 28 year old student at the University of Southern California, Ostrow School of Dentistry. Hugh began his career as an artist selling watercolour paintings of fish in order to pay for his applications to dental school, but has always enjoyed drawing and painting in his free time. He loves science, nature films, his wife, Sarah, and shark week. Hugh and Sarah moved to Los Angeles from Boston in August, 2010. T-Rex Trying began as a joke between Hugh and his brother, and is his first book.
Melanie Gillman is the creator of the webcomic “As the Crow Flies” and a recent graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies. She goes through her weight in colored pencils annually. This was a handout she made for one of her workshops. Very cool!
Art and epic adventure join forces in Poketo’s latest line of artist series wallets. Inspired by Cartoon Network’s popular TV show Adventure Time, Poketo now has exciting limited edition Adventure Time wallets that were designed by Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward, Andy Ristaino, Jolby, Jon Vermilyea, and Peskimo.
All seven wallets reflect the artists’ signature style as well as the colorful imagination, silly mischief, and radical fun that has made the Emmy-nominated cartoon appealing to viewers of all ages. The wallets include a matching pin and reveal a different Adventure Time pattern on the inside. With expandable card and cash slots, a coin purse, and made of a durable double layer of vinyl, every Poketo x Adventure Time wallet is built to keep necessities safe and endure all of life’s everyday adventures.
The Poketo x Adventure Time wallets were met with wild success at the 2012 San Diego Comic Con — with many of the styles nearly selling out! The beautiful, artistic renditions of the cartoon’s memorable characters make the Poketo x Adventure Time wallets a brilliant addition to the ever-growing collection of Poketo artist wallets.
All Poketo x Adventure Time wallets are available online at poketo.com and at the new flagship store in Downtown Los Angeles.
About Poketo: Founded on the idea of “art for your everyday,” Poketo was established in 2003 by husband-and-wife team Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung. Poketo infuses art and daily living through their distinctive design-driven products, including housewares, apparel, stationery and the original artist wallets that are available online and in the new flagship store. Poketo has been commissioned by Nike, MTV, Weezer, Arcade Fire, SF MoMA, Target and many more to create exclusive lines stamped with Poketo’s signature fun and functional style. To date, Poketo has collaborated with over 200 artists and has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Real Simple, and Dwell, among others.
About Adventure Time: ADVENTURE TIME WITH FINN AND JAKE™ is about two best friends: Jake the Dog and Finn the Human. Jake is a wise, kind-hearted dog while Finn is a silly kid who wants more than anything else to become a great hero. These two dudes are like family: they stick with each other through thick and thin, trust one another with secrets and look to each other for advice when problems get out of hand. Most importantly, Finn and Jake crack each other up by acting like idiots and joking around as they traverse across a massive and treacherous island seeking heart-pounding adventure to pass the time.
From the editorial submissions:
From the editorial submissions:
Davide De Cubellis is an italian comic book artist and illustrator, since 1999. See more of his graphic work on flickr, his blog (FYI: there is music. Might want to turn speakers down), and his illustration site.
From the editorial submissions:
The good folks at pingg.com have partnered with The New Yorker to create an exclusive collection of online invitations and ecards featuring the magazine’s world-famous cartoons. This premium collection debuts just in time for the holiday entertaining season, which means you can send invitations and greeting cards to friends and family with the wit and style of The New Yorker!
This news is over 2 weeks old now, so sorry if you’ve already heard about it. But I thought this was awesome (and then it made me want to quit my job… Jorge Colombo is TOO GOOD!) The New Yorker cover above was done on an iphone using the brushes app… Read more about it here. Then watch it happen the video below!
Back in January we mentioned Nina Paley’s astonishing Sita Sings the Blues, an animated and musical tragicomedy with Indian roots and a 20′s jazz soundtrack.
It’s more than worth a mention that since last month, the released film has been available under the terms of a Creative Commons Share-Alike license. In short, as Paley writes, “You don’t need my permission to copy, share, publish, archive, show, sell, broadcast, or remix Sita Sings the Blues.”
Or to download and watch it. So grab a 1080p full cut, and remix Sita into something else awesome!
I have no idea what made me think of it, but lolling in my bathtub this morning, I found myself rolling the end title credits of the movie “Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events” through my head. In my humble opinion, the title credits were the best thing about the movie. I Googled it as soon as I got out of the tub (someday, technology will catch up with me and I’ll be able to do that safely from underwater, but for now, I do recommend apres bathtub Googling) and found the lead animator, layout artist, and technical director Benjamin Goldman which lead me to this rather uninspired site (well, it IS under construction apparently so we will give him the benefit of the doubt): http://www.benjamingoldman.com/
there’s a few other pretty chew nuggets of animated goodness on there too.