F U N W R E C K E R
You need this.
beckyandfrank:

Our successfully Kickstarted book is now available for purchase from the fine folks at TopatoCo! Weighing in at over two pounds and 144 pages, it’s a three-piece cloth, over-sized hardcover that collects Tiny Kitten Teeth chapters none through two. It is re-mastered, re-lettered and features additional pages as well as character designs and back-up material. Each and every page was lovingly and painstakingly hand-painted in gouache.
It is the definitive collection of our comics work over the past number of years. We’re really proud of the book and we’d be overjoyed if you would take a look at it.
You can also get it with the Owltown crest patch, as well as a quick signed doodle from us! Thanks again for continuing to support our art and our work.

You need this.

beckyandfrank:

Our successfully Kickstarted book is now available for purchase from the fine folks at TopatoCo! Weighing in at over two pounds and 144 pages, it’s a three-piece cloth, over-sized hardcover that collects Tiny Kitten Teeth chapters none through two. It is re-mastered, re-lettered and features additional pages as well as character designs and back-up material. Each and every page was lovingly and painstakingly hand-painted in gouache.

It is the definitive collection of our comics work over the past number of years. We’re really proud of the book and we’d be overjoyed if you would take a look at it.

You can also get it with the Owltown crest patch, as well as a quick signed doodle from us! Thanks again for continuing to support our art and our work.

PUT ON SOME PANTS AND GO HOME, GALACTUS, YOU’RE DRUNK!

patloika:

zackkruse:

Kirby created gods and analogues of gods that were actually worth fearing…or worshiping. 

Galactus by Kirby.

theblueboxboy:

Here is a great series of Muppets Massacre art by Isaac Bidwell that features some of our favorite characters as classic horror movie icons.

@Sunny Katz
frazetta:

A Requiem for Sharks.

@Sunny Katz

frazetta:

A Requiem for Sharks.

moviefone:

Nicktoon Avengers Assemble!
Moviefone and Dennis Culver imagine the ’90s stars as Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!

moviefone:

Nicktoon Avengers Assemble!

Moviefone and Dennis Culver imagine the ’90s stars as Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!

brandnewnostalgia:

Mexico: Jorge Coelho
“Since Apocalipto that I wanted to do a pre-colombian warrior, here it is.” -Jorge Coelho

brandnewnostalgia:

Mexico: Jorge Coelho

“Since Apocalipto that I wanted to do a pre-colombian warrior, here it is.” -Jorge Coelho

paintingsontheside:

Walter, Gus, and Jesse from the great show, Breaking Bad.Ink and Paint on Canvas16x30inEtsy Link 

paintingsontheside:

Walter, Gus, and Jesse from the great show, Breaking Bad.
Ink and Paint on Canvas
16x30in
Etsy Link 

STYLE IS NOT TO BE TRUSTED

I think this idea first occurred to me when I was looking at a marvellous etching of a bull by Picasso. It was an illustration for a story by Balzac called The Hidden Masterpiece. I am sure that you all know it. It is a bull that is expressed in 12 different styles going from very naturalistic version of a bull to an absolutely reductive single line abstraction and everything else along the way. What is clear just from looking at this single print is that style is irrelevant. In every one of these cases, from extreme abstraction to acute naturalism they are extraordinary regardless of the style.

It’s absurd to be loyal to a style. It does not deserve your loyalty. I must say that for old design professionals it is a problem because the field is driven by economic consideration more than anything else. Style change is usually linked to economic factors, as all of you know who have read Marx. Also fatigue occurs when people see too much of the same thing too often. So every ten years or so there is a stylistic shift and things are made to look different. Typefaces go in and out of style and the visual system shifts a little bit.

If you are around for a long time as a designer, you have an essential problem of what to do. I mean, after all, you have developed a vocabulary, a form that is your own. It is one of the ways that you distinguish yourself from your peers, and establish your identity in the field. How you maintain your own belief system and preferences becomes a real balancing act. The question of whether you pursue change or whether you maintain your own distinct form becomes difficult.

We have all seen the work of illustrious practitioners that suddenly look old-fashioned or, more precisely, belonging to another moment in time. And there are sad stories such as the one about Cassandre, arguably the greatest graphic designer of the twentieth century, who couldn’t make a living at the end of his life and committed suicide.

But the point is that anybody who is in this for the long haul has to decide how to respond to change in the zeitgeist. What is it that people now expect that they formerly didn’t want? And how to respond to that desire in a way that doesn’t change your sense of integrity and purpose.

– “Ten Things I Have Learned” by Milton Glaser, renowned designer and creator of the DC logo and the “I Love NY” poster. (via zoetica)