Category: Art & Design

Is He Warm Enough?

Often time, female characters get to wear tiny clothing to show off their figure, while the men have to keep their muscular bulk covered up. Comics are rife with displays of reverse sexism like this, but every now and then, we get moments, or even entire characters, who get to break the mould. But skimpy…

Meanwhile on Planet Boob

Sometimes a comic artist really goes above and beyond when it comes to depicting the perfection that are boobs. Perfect orbs of perfect perfection they are, boobs. And it’s really cool when artists get them just right. Not every artist has the skill to give boobs the attention to detail they deserve, but in this…

INTERVIEW: Wendy Chin-Tanner on Embodied: An Intersectional Feminist Comics Poetry Anthology

Poetry is Wendy Chin-Tanner’s first love. In her own poetic work, she calls on the influences of poets such as Audre Lorde, Ai, Sylvia Plath, Vera Pavlova, and Lorine Niedecker. For A Wave New World’s Chin-Tanner, poets are a kind of literary world superhero, because, she says, “they’re always trying to do the impossible —…

A bat with a bloodied mouth

Ricardo Delgado’s Dracula of Transylvania Promises a Horrifying Yet Fun Addition to Vampire Lore

Ricardo Delgado is well-known for his comic series, Age of Reptiles comics and cites the paintings of Charles R. Knight’s as childhood inspiration. For his latest work, the film and comic artist draws on his childhood adoration of classic monster movies from Hammer and Universal studios, Marvel’s Tomb of Dracula comics, Famous Monsters of Filmland…

The back of a person covered in eyes

Interview: The Beautiful Horror of Natalia Lopes and MystoPress

Natalia Lopes has always wanted to make comics for a living. As of 2019, she has finally begun to live her dream, starting with a successful Kickstarter that that brought the horror anthology Paroxysm to life under Lopes’ MystoPress: “From tales of modern vampires, to the horrifying implications of current events, to the feeling of…

Black and white illustration of a early European woman holding her head with one hand tear rolling down her cheek, sitting in profile at a desk with an inkwell at the top of desk

October is for Art – Alternatives to Inktober™️ for Celebrating Creativity

Fall has just begun and that means some people are celebrating pumpkin spice lattes and cooler weather. Meanwhile, makers all over the world are both excitedly awaiting and mentally steeling themselves for October and November. Thanks to two very different internet movements these months have become associated with Art and Writing respectfully. This October is…

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