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04.24.15 Liam Mathews

Illustrator Tony Wolf has lived in Greenpoint since 1996, so he’s seen a lot of changes – he was there when the first “hipsters” arrived (“people always forget it started with the trucker hats,” he astutely notes). His autobiographical webcomic Greenpoint of View recalls the bygone bars and bands of the North Brooklyn neighborhood, rendered […]

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11.03.14 Prachi Gupta

Grizz Chapman, one of Tracy Morgan’s two-man posse on 30 Rock, is pitching a TV show based on a comic book store in the Bronx. DNAinfo reports that Chapman’s dream is to bring the “kooky characters” and nerdom of the Liar, a comic book store that he’s part-owned for a few years, to the mainstream. […]

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08.13.14 Sophie Weiner

John Pound, the artist who helped create Garbage Pail Kids, has been toiling away in relative obscurity, building randomized, computer generated comic strips since the 1980s. After purchasing his first computer, Pound became fascinated with digital art, and learned the programming language PostScript, which he still uses to create his works today. Wired writes: He coaxed […]

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05.06.14 Andy Cush

To promote EHSM2, a hacker conference in Hamburg, Germany, the organizers released video of the world’s smallest comic strip. The team etched the comic, by Claudia Puhlfürst, onto a strand of human hair using a focused ion beam. See more images on github, and Puhlfürst’s comic in its original, non-hairy form below. EHSM2 happens June 27-29. […]

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04.04.14 Karen Peltier & Brandon Soderberg

The artist Edie Fake is, in his own words, a “buildings nerd.” His latest book, Memory Palaces, which collects 16 vibrantly patterned drawings that reimagine lost queer spaces in Chicago, debuts at this weekend’s MoCCA Arts Fest at the 69th Regiment Armory. “When I first moved back to Chicago a few years ago,” Fake recalls, […]

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02.17.14 Andy Cush

Natalie Dee, creator of the aptly named Natalie Dee comics and one half of the team behind Married to the Sea, created Natalie Dee Machine, a bot that automatically generates comics in her distinctive style. No word on how exactly it’s done, but I’d imagine Dee pre-created a bunch of illustrations and the bot Markov-chains through […]

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10.01.13 Marina Galperina

In the late 80s, legendary comic artist and sensualist R. Crumb wasn’t sure what the suburbs and malls of California looked like anymore, so he asked his friend “Stanley Something-or-other” to drive him around and take updated reference photos for backgrounds. TIME LightBox’s Eugene Reznik tracked acquired the rare photos of shitty parking lots, etc, and tracked down Crumb […]

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08.08.13 Brandon Soderberg

“I feel like ‘the end of the fucking world’ is a common phrase in a teenager’s life,” cartoonist Charles Forsman observes via email, taking some time between busily filling orders for his small press publishing company Oily Comics, and preparing for the release of TEOTFW, a terse, touching graphic novel out via alternative comix behemoth […]

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02.14.13 Andy Cush

“A” is for Ant-Man, “B” is for Beast, “C” is for Captain America, and so on and so on. Designer Mike Boon created two parallel alphabets–upper-case for heroes, lower-case for villains–highlighting the various characters of the Marvel Comics universe. T-shirts, prints, and various other ephemera are available here and here. I’ve got most of them […]

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08.15.12 Joshua Rivera

Even superheroes need to head out to the boroughs every once in a while. The writer/artist team of Stuart Moore and Damien Scott—both Brooklyn natives—plan to bring one of the biggest superheroes out into their home borough for a very special adventure. This month marks the fiftieth birthday of Peter Parker, the Amazing Spider-Man, and […]

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