Sunday, November 29, 2009

MAD Magazine look at Chris Ware

Found this parody of Chris Ware's work while looking through some of my old MAD Magazines. Click for a larger image--it's big enough to read!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Skull Stroll

One of my favorite blogs for illustration inspiration is Journey Around My Skull. Mostly composed of scans from one man's awe-inspiring book collection, it offers up, on a daily basis, surprising and wonderful influences from around the world.


I could just post stuff from this blog all day. Doesn't each one of these make you sick with jealousy that you didn't draw it? Doesn't it make you want to create stranger, fresher, more unexpected illustrations?

And, Hey! Who's this?

Why, it's MCA alumna Michelle Duckworth! Winner or Journey Around My Skull's Evil Orchid Bookplate Contest! Nice company you're keeping, there, Michelle. Congrats!

Update: No sooner than I post this, but Michelle gets featured a second time. Now you're just flaunting it, Michelle. Knock it off.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

And see! oh, what a dreadful thing!

Children's Book suprstar Lane Smith has a fun little blog, Curious Pages, about children's books that should never find their way into the hands of children—and nearly all of which I think I read as a kid. I'm not sure if that makes my parents very cool or very negligent.

via The Beat!

Work in Progress

You guys need to see this.

via my ol' pal Matt.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Something for the comics kids

I was trolling ye old internet earlier for inspiration when I stumbled upon Dermot Walshe. I had never heard of him before so I did a little reading about him. He's been working as a story board and concept artist for television, film and video games for about twenty years now. You can check out an interview with him here and you can check out his lovely comic pages here.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Derrick Dent

Speaking of MCA alumni, Derrick Dent has put up a nice post about his illustration process, including not one but two videos of him inking (Because four minutes and twenty seconds just doesn't capture the majesty).