* K. Thor Jensen steps up to Smith’s Next Door Neighbor bat with a piece entitled Stalker Pie.
* It’s not really art-related, but I couldn’t find another place to sneak in a link to the new Quotes on Comics Web site.
Sharing Is Caring is where we take all the interesting art and Webcomics links we’ve accumulated in our inbox and unleash them in one messy pile. Watch where you step!
* Any excuse I can have to link to a Kate Beaton comic is a good one.
* D&Q posts a massive one-page strip by John Stanley that could have easily fit within the pages of KE7.
It’s not necessarily comics, but it is great cartooning: Tom Rhodes reimagines classic video game characters with amusing results.
The Book Cover Archive is exactly what it sounds like and it is awesome.
Continuing our publishing preview for the new year, today we’re taking a look at Last Gasp, one of the oldest underground comix publishers around and still distributing and publishing quality material today, a lot of it having to do with Tintin oddly enough.
Anyway, even though there’s only a few comics-related titles in the new catalog, I thought I’d list all of the company’s releases for the first half of the new year anyway, as there are quite a few books that have some potential crossover appeal.
A couple of days ago Chris Mautner mentioned The New Yorker‘s annual Eustace Tilley Contest, in which artists are invited to reinterpret the magazine’s iconic dandy. Drawn! has skimmed over the gallery of entries submitted so far, and uncovered the terrific Rorschach Tilley, by Marcus Parcus.
See what I did there? I made a pun! I’m so clever and sassy.
Anyway, The New Yorker magazine (and Web site) have announced their second annual Eustace Tilley contest. Perhaps you remember the first one. Perhaps not. Either way, let me remind you of what it all entails:
Eustace Tilley was drawn by Rea Irvin, the magazine’s first art editor, for the cover of the first issue of The New Yorker, in 1925, and has returned for nearly every anniversary issue since. (Louis Menand gives a detailed history of Tilley.) For the past two decades, the magazine has invited contributing artists to reinterpret this iconic dandy, and last year readers contributed to the 2008 Eustace Tilley Contest.
Create your own Eustace Tilley by January 15, 2009, for a chance to win and be featured in an online slide show curated by The New Yorker’s art editor, Françoise Mouly.
All entries must be received by Jan. 15 (i.e. a week from Thursday). Winners will be announced with the release of the anniversary issue on Feb. 2. You can see who’s entered the contest so far here, and view a slide show of some of last year’s winners here. Keep in mind that, if I’m reading the rules right, the magazine owns your art if you do submit.
(Thanks to Bill Kartalopoulos for the link. By the way, when are you going to update your blog again Bill?)