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Art Barrage | The Jane Austen rule

As Jane Austen once wrote, it is a truth universally acknowledged that any illustrator or painter who sticks a Superman emblem or a Catwoman mask in his or her work will probably end up in Art Barrage. The first artist up to prove the point this week is Niklas Asker, who recently posted work from his latest show “Great Expectations.” I like this guy’s style, so I’ve been hoping he’d give me a decent excuse to run one of his paintings. Mission accomplished, Nik. More fine artists dabbling in comic book imagery, and comic book artists making it in fine art and illustration, below — including Jack Dylan, Rob Schwager, Brian M. Viveros, Thomas Pitilli, and plenty others.

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Quote of the Day | John Rozum on The X-Files/Twin Peaks crossover that almost was

Agent Cooper and friends by Glen Brogan

“Way back when I was writing The X-Files comic book series I had planned to include a story in which Mulder and Scully attended the retirement party of Gordon Cole, the FBI Regional Bureau Chief played by David Lynch in Twin Peaks. This would have also included cameos by other FBI agents from Twin Peaks including Albert Rosenfield and Denise Bryson, the character played by David Duchovny. Unfortunately, The X-Files comic was brought to an end before I got to this story.”

–writer and Twin Peaks fan John Rozum, who, along with artist Glen Brogan, has a Twin Peaks story in Strange Kids Comix Magazine #3 (whose Kickstarter ends in 24 hours).

Glen Brogan’s Scott Pilgrim poster for Gallery 1988’s Crazy 4 Cult

The sixth annual Crazy 4 Cult art show at New York City’s Gallery 1988 features lots of fun pieces of interest to comics fans, but I didn’t want to plug it unless I found some work there that I could honestly describe as comics-related. I was therefore glad whenever this turned up in my inbox: Glen Brogan‘s Scott Pilgrim Versus The Archade poster, influenced by old-school arcade cabinet graphics. Gallery 1988 is selling an extremely limited (just 50 copies!) signed and numbered print of the design at its webstore.

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