shows how he creates
the painted cover for Fables
is full of gorgeous figure studies
that show influences from Lucian Freud
and pop/manga design.
site also includes a broad cross-section of his works: Dive
, and his great recess series
As Image Comics prepares to resurrect Golden Age
comics under the rubric of public domain, it may be worth revisiting heroes of yore, like Stardust
(by Hank Fletcher
. Even more can be found through the Pure Excitement reprint webzine
, (unfortunately burdened with clumsy navigation— modify the final segment for all 36 issues
Of course, a fair number of them do show up on the Stupid Comics
page, like Fantomah versus the Weird Gorillas
, alongside more modern mockeries of books like Man or Astroman
and Superman meets the Quik Bunny
editorial cartoons have that sort of vulgarity
, puerility, absurdity
, and self-awareness
that help me get through the unending despair of reading the news every day.
(He also draws great faces.)
George Baker's subtly subversive WWII strip.
Comic Strip Artist's Kit
Carson Van Osten's tips for cartoonists and animators, scanned huge for easy printout.
Make mine Maakies
Tony Millionaire (who also does related comic Sock Monkey
) has all of his sea-faring katzenjammers online.
No direct links (curse you, frames!) but you can browse from here
. The later ones are better (especially in the 540 range), but all are fun.