John Arne Sæterøy(born 16 May 1965), better known by the pen nameJason, is a Norwegiancartoonist, known for his sparse drawing style and silent, anthropomorphic animal characters.
He has been nominated for two Ignatz Awards(2000: Outstanding Story and Outstanding Series, 2001: Outstanding Story and Outstanding Series), has received praise in Time, and won the Harvey Award for best new talent in 2002, and several Eisner Awards.
one of my favourite artists out there. i’ve only read 5 of his books and i already plan on owning all of them.
buy (via amazon)
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8:59 am • 28 November 2013 • 6 notes
Ringed Planets by Bob Schofield (read via his website)
3:53 am • 29 October 2013 • 3 notes
PBS’s Superheroes (3 parts) (via pbs)
TRUTH, JUSTICE, AND THE AMERICAN WAY (1938-1958)
During the Depression, the popularity of dozens of superhero characters opens the door for a new generation of artists and writers. World War II creates a patriotic fervor for star-spangled adventurers to represent the American spirit at war and on the home front, but in the 1950s, superheroes are caught in the fire of government scrutiny and regulation.
When the thrilling “Adventures of Superman” is broadcast on the new medium of television, America’s first and greatest superhero leads the entire comic book industry to renewed strength.
GREAT POWER, GREAT RESPONSIBILITY (1959-1977)
In the 1960s, a new breed of superhero emerges in the pages of Marvel Comics, inspired by the age of atomic energy and space travel and, in turn, inspiring the pop culture and Pop artists of the time.
Spider-Man, the Hulk, and others are the first to have “problems” with which an adult audience can identify, and contemporary social issues make their way into comic books. Black powerhouses such as the Black Panther and Luke Cage appear on the scene and the pages of “Green Lantern/Green Arrow” explode with relevant storylines, as comic books are forced to confront the reality of an increasingly complex world.
A HERO CAN BE ANYONE (1978-Present)
This episode captures the enthusiasm for superheroes as they are embraced in all forms of media and by all demographics, beginning with the historic “Superman” movie featuring Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel. In 1986, Batman is overhauled as The Dark Knight to reflect the nocturnal underside of his character, and Watchmen brings new sophistication to comic book narratives, illuminating a violent and politicized world.
In the burgeoning new millennium, superheroes have taken over popular culture with feature films, television shows and video games complementing a new generation of web-based comics that bring superhero adventures to every corner of the world.
thank you pbs for this documentary. this documentary is a great (visual) reminded of why i love comics. if anyone is interested in knowing why comics and superheroes started, this is an excellent history lesson.
also, comic books’ historian is an actual job. very envious at the moment.
check it out (via pbs)
bonus: a free online lesson on graphic novels
10:24 am • 26 October 2013 • 7 notes
Oh, It’s the End of the World by @MatthewBogart (read/download pdf via his website)
matthew was one of the first comic artists i followed when i first joined tumblr (a longlonglong time ago). his comics are very heartwarming and his style very refreshing. this might be my favorite by him.
a completely different scenario on how things will go down when the world comes to an end and i instantly fell in love with the characters.
can’t wait to read the rest of this (it’s still ongoing).
follow him on twitter, check out his website and read everything (he’s one of the few awesome people who provide free downloads for readers).
4:42 am • 3 October 2013 • 14 notes
The Last Days of Tokyo by Bob Schofield (download free pdf via his website)
i think everyone should just trust me for a couple of seconds and read this. that is all.
and to the artist/writer,
i just finished this and it’s far from nonsense. if anything i thought it was a genius mixture of dark humor and brilliant art. can’t wait to read the rest.
1:47 pm • 2 October 2013 • 24 notes
dope comix (complete) (18+)
Almost five years after underground comics had largely given up the ghost, one of the few publishers to survive and thrive from the era decided to publish a series of stories about drugs. It’s not quite as narrow in scope as the title might suggest, with all sorts of illicit substances covered.
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10:28 am • 12 July 2013 • 4 notes
a magazine made by arabs (from lebanon) to promote middle eastern comics’ artists. the magazine is basically an anthology of short comics. languages included are english, arabic and french.
thanks to noura, i managed to buy these issues from abu dhabi’s book fair. they were all crazy cheap, naturally, i got them all (also, i had to show you how gorgeous and diverse the covers are)
excellent anthologies and you can always look up the artists you like!
what is samandal?
download the first 3 issues for free (via their website)
artists, make sure you submit your comics to samandal!
7:50 am • 1 June 2013 • 1 note
inside vineyland by lauren r. weinstein
Each comic is just one page long - perfect for the bathroom, the subway, or watching TV. You will be amazed by such mind-blowing classics as ‘The Bird War’ and ‘The Manic Depressive Dogs.’ You will be embarrassed by the ‘Wacky Packages’-inspired ad, ‘Charmley: For Your Poor Ass.’ You will ask ‘Huh?’ in wonder as you gaze at ‘Self-Visualization Activities.’ An extended bonus story is also included, telling of a robot’s troubled quest for love as he’s torn between his lust for electrical devices and his duty to serve humans!
my new favorite person. a very witty and talented illustrator. very dark and nsfw (sometimes)
3:59 am • 11 April 2013 • 1 note