Tuesday, July 28, 2009


From The Comics Reporter:

"...Were you aware that Lewis Trondheim did a signing where he set one of his sketches on fire? I heard about this and CR reader Jeremy Stone confirmed:
I was standing in line behind a woman who got a copy of Dungeon signed and she asked for a sketch of Marvin breathing fire in it. Trondheim drew Marvin in the corner of the first page with the fire line spreading out, then lit the corner on fire, let it burn to his inkline, and threw it on the floor, closing it to put out the flames. I wish that I had my camera ready, because it was awesome, and it turned out great. I should have at least taken a picture of the finished product, but I was too awestruck.
I mean, if nothing else happened this year, Trondheim using fire as an impromptu illustrative tool happened. Isn't that cool?"

UPDATE: Now with pictures! (via the daily crosshatch)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

"There's no such thing of Supercar"

Commercial for the Washington DC public transit system, from around the mid-1980's. Abandon your dreams of flying cars; we will replace them with a railway timetable. An early spirit-crusher.*

(via Ocean Digital Productions.)

*Although if your fantasy life at age 8 revolves around the fastest commute, you have already lost.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Head to Head 7/Our Guests

New Daily Drawing up at Partyka: Head to Head 7.

..in honor in Independence Day, this is a drawing of what democracy looks like just before it is eaten by a whale. For extra credit, name the type of government that would have been depicted if the whale were about to eat a group of clerics who claimed to be ruling according to the principles of a particular ideology or deity.

Also, it's now July, which means Isaac Cates and Mike Wenthe's time with us has reached its end. Big thanks again to both of them for being our guests. Let's wave goodbye with an encore of "Faculty Meeting:"

With us for the next month is Chadwick Whitehead. Here's "Speed," in which no one can stop a man-cheetah from exhaling modern transportation:

Thank-yous also to Mr. Whitehead; we're glad to have you on board. You make me wish I could breathe planes.