the more you type, the righter you are
Saturday, 19 November 2022

Interview: Dan Abnett and INJ Culbard (Brink, 2000 AD)

quote [ True Detective was a useful shorthand, as was Outland:Outland for the lo-fi reality we were trying to achieve, True Detective for the sense of dropping right in without heavy exposition and just unfolding as we went, through tight, uncompromised character and dialogue. Our idea was to try and make the setting ?real? (despite its obvious SF unreality) and then thread in a disturbing sense of something other. ]

Great comic with great leads and many bizarre turn of events. I'd call it psychedelic noir or something.
[SFW] [art] [+3 Good]
[by Paracetamol@9:04pmGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 15 November 2022

Proust?s Pinks

quote [ For vast stretches of la recherche du temps perdu, there is scarcely a page unadorned by vibrant colour. To commemorate the centenary of Marcel Proust?s death, Christopher Prendergast celebrates his use of pink, how its tone shifts from innocence to themes of sexual need, before finally fading out to grey at the novel?s close. ]

I'm dreaming of a pink world
[SFW] [art] [+1 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:34amGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 12 November 2022

each visit to the page deteriorates the main image

quote [ Every 400 visitors a reset button appears on the bottom, which can be used to restore the image back to its original quality. ]

JPEGs are lossy, resaving the image for each visitor increases the glitch. (thumb is after visitor count 19711)
[SFW] [art] [+6 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@8:12pmGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 9 November 2022

The Enduring Urban Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles

quote [ Imagine literally stumbling across a colorful tile in the road with some version of the bizarre inscription ?Toynbee idea in movie 2001 resurrect dead on planet Jupiter.? ]

Where the sidewalks are paved with helpful ideas
[SFW] [art] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@8:01amGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 20 October 2022

The Comet Book ('Kometenbuch') a 16th Century Album of Stylised Comets and Meteors

quote [ ?Your wolves have more wit than your maester,? the wildling woman said. ?They know truths the grey man has forgotten.? The way she said it made him shiver, and when he asked what the comet meant, she answered, ?Blood and fire, boy, and nothing sweet.? ]

Waiting for the comet? waiting
[SFW] [art] [+1 Good]
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Sunday, 16 October 2022

ku?!

quote [ ku?! (speak koosh!) is a comic art publisher from Latvia founded in Riga in 2007. It is most well known for its signature pocket-sized anthologies and its mini-ku?! series, both made by skilled Latvian and international artists, each issue centering around a certain theme. The aims of ku?! are to popularize comics in a country where this medium is practically non-existent and to promote Latvian comics abroad. ]

Great publisher if you're into quality zines.
[SFW] [art] [+1 Informative]
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Tuesday, 4 October 2022

Fifty years and $500m: the happy business of the smiley symbol

quote [ The smiley face has been co-opted by ravers, artists and fashion for decades. So how does the company that owns it keep it relevant? ]

Yes I'm happy ? Manage my cookies
[SFW] [art]
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Mel Birnkrant's Land of Lost Toys

quote [ Somewhere, beyond the Milky Way, in the vast reaches of Cyberspace, there is an enchanted kingdom, called, "The Land of Lost Toys.? This distant corner of oblivion has become the final resting place of a lifetime?s worth of well-intentioned toy inventions that either never happened, or happened momentarily, then, quickly went away. For every known toy I created, there was a multitude of others that never saw the light of day. Most of these concepts never became contenders, nor progressed very far. Others came close to being winners, but, in the end, got no cigar!? ]

Mel Birnkrant's main page has tons of material about his Mickey Mouse collection and other vintage toys. It reminds me of Ling's Cars, but not as cluttered.

He's got a YouTube channel as well.
[SFW] [art] [+1 Original]
[by damnit@2:36amGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 18 September 2022

This artist is dominating AI-generated art. And he?s not happy about it.

quote [ Greg Rutkowski is a more popular prompt than Picasso. ]

Picasso couldn't even picture this, huh
[SFW] [art] [+4]
[by ScoobySnacks@3:22pmGMT] [2 comments]

Thursday, 8 September 2022

Arthur Ranson

Good blog from a famed comic book author. He's ?81? now and it's mainly orbituaries to colleagues.

Thumb is his self portrait in a Mazeworld shot.

He's famous for painting from photographs ?look at all that output!
[SFW] [art] [+2]
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