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This Russian Illustrator Turns Manga into Gorgeous Cinematic Moments

Ilya Kuvshinov has been creating his own unique brand of manga-influenced illustrations with both a photographer's and a cinematographer’s touch.<p>Manga and anime, though distinctly Japanese storytelling media, are highly adaptable to any individual artist's style, as can be seen in Pigo Lin's erotic …

Awesome Art Picks: Joker, X-23, Jean Grey, and More

Each week we search and gather up the coolest comic book art you won't see in actual comics. The reason you won't is because professional artists often draw sketches for fun or commissions and post them on their websites, blogs, and Tumblrs. Some artists even arrange commissions through their sites …

Drawing

9 Rules of Storytelling from Moneyball Writer Michael Lewis

“Have the nerve to be yourself” — and other advice from a master storyteller<p>Michael Lewis is the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of multiple books …

Writing

Lonely? You Can Now Live With a Holographic Anime Friend

Here’s a Japanese twist on the typical smart home device: a holographic anime-style character that responds to its user’s conversations and text …

Best New Manga of 2016 You Should be Reading

8. Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekai Saikyou (From Common Job Class to the Strongest in the World)<p>This story revolves around a class who has been …

A Preview of the Artwork Featured in Volume 42 of Hi-Fructose: The New Contemporary Art Magazine

Volume 42 of <i>Hi-Fructose: The New Contemporary Art Magazine</i> has been announced and will feature artwork by contemporary artists from around the globe. …

This Brilliant Tool Helps Designers Refuse Dismal Pay

Industry-wide change starts with designers saying no to unpaid work, and talking to clients about why. Jessica Hische shows us how.<p>Working for free is a hotly debated topic at all levels of the design industry—from established firms that work on spec to young designers hoping to get their foot in …

The nightmarish technological fantasy that made anime adult

It’s hard to imagine that a novel serialised in the pages of <i>Marie Claire</i> Japan would have the axis-spinning effect that <i>Paprika</i> had on the world of anime, cinema and beyond. Paired with the soulful, intricate eye of Japanese animator Satoshi Kon, <i>Paprika</i> was the 2006 psychological …

Anime

How Manga Gets Made: An American Translator's Story

When Jenny McKeon tells people she translates Japanese <i>manga</i>, or comics, into English for a living, they’re usually puzzled that she has any job security at all.<p>“Very frequently they’re not sure why that’s still a job when Google Translate exists,” the 26-year-old Amherst, Mass. resident said. “I …

Artist Completes Gigantic Pen & Ink Drawing After 3.5 Years

From great pain often comes great artwork. Such is the case with Manabu Ikeda‘s monumental <i>Rebirth,</i> a 13′ x 10′ masterpiece that the artist toiled over for 3.5 years, working 10 hours a day. It's Ikeda's largest work to date and is the Japanese artist's response to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and …

Art

Documentary About Disney's First Black Animator Reveals a Hidden, Turbulent History

He’s lent his talents to some of the most popular animation work of the last 60 years, ranging from <i>Sleeping Beauty, Superfriends, The Smurfs, The</i> …

Inside Muji's design philosophy for a 'pleasant life'

The Japanese company’s top household designer discusses the processes behind the product line<p>It may seem like a stretch to use the look of a company’s main office as a metaphor for how it operates, but in the case of Muji, the Japanese clothing and housewares company, it seems like fair game. As I …

M+ museum presents inaugural exhibition shifting objectives

<b>M+ hong kong’s new museum of visual culture, currently under construction in the west kowloon cultural district — has unveiled ‘shifting objectives:</b> …

Artists Who Use Their Sketchbook as Handheld Galleries

The sketchbook is a special place for an artist. It’s like a playground—a place where they can try out new techniques, imagery, and generate new …

Drawing

Louisa Gagliardi on How She Became a Rising Star of Painting—Without Ever Touching a Can of Paint

As the medium of painting continues its tortuous transition into the 21st century, where a digital-first outlook is coloring every aspect of our …

Art

Actually, Let’s Not Be in the Moment

I’m at the kitchen sink, after a long day of work and kids and chores and the emotional exhaustion of a toxic election season, attempting to mindfully focus on congealed SpaghettiOs. My brain flits to the Netflix queue. I manhandle my thoughts back to the leaky orange glob in front of me. My brain …

Artist Turns Random Shadows of Everyday Objects Into Playful Doodles of Whimsical Figures

Belgian filmmaker Vincent Bal has made four feature films and numerous commercials, but the long creative process filmmaking requires often left him frustrated. Combining a love for comic strips with a bit of creativity, his quick doodles incorporating shadows have become an unexpected creative …

Comic Strips

Japan loves Barron Trump so much he's become a manga star

It's fair to say that many people were confused when it emerged, in the early hours of Thursday, 9 November, that Donald Trump was the new President-elect.<p>But, as the 70-year-old property billionaire took to the stage to make his speech, there was a symbol of that mass international confusion and …

The Guardians Are Unemployed Hipsters in 'Star-Lord' Issue 1

Marvel’s <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> are stranded on Earth without their ship or each other. And since the team has broken up, one member, their leader …

Check Out This Industrial Brooklyn Loft With a California Edge

When we heard that Homepolish's Jae Joo designed an industrial Williamsburg loft, we knew it would be cool beyond belief. Not only is it extremely …

Traditional Asian Ink Paired with Cartoon Lines Create Larger-than-Life Comic Worlds

Korean comic artist Kim Jung Gi breaks out of the panel and into large scale illustrations.<p>In the comic and cartoon worlds, "adult" often refers to excessive gore and sexual material. But what happens when the art form is elevated to a higher level of thoughtfulness with diverse subject matter and …

D'oh! You can take a class based on Homer Simpson's philosophy and we are intrigued

Despite the fact that he’s named after one of the greatest epic poets of all time, Homer Simpson isn’t exactly world-renowned for his wisdom. Yet, …

4 Signs You`re Ready To Live Your True Purpose | Meditation & Spirituality

Oftentimes, when we are ready to genuinely endure our purpose, signs directing us towards action start to arise.<p>As I was beginning to step into my …

Bianca Xunise Makes ’60s-Inspired Comics For Modern Times

The power of pen + paper<p>Up until recently, I was unfamiliar with the work of Bianca Xunise. But then, as fate in the digital age would have it, I randomly scrolled upon one of her drawings in my Twitter feed (see below). The comic strip showed several generations of black women in America and …

Anime Meets European Art Nouveau in Blossoming Female Portraits

Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg display never-before-seen works at the Thinkspace Gallery in Los Angeles.<p><i>This article contains adult content.</i><p>The sensual female characters of Asian American artists Audrey Kawasaki and Stella Im Hultberg take over the halls of the Thinkspace Gallery in a dual …

5 Smart Habits Successful People Use to Avoid Procrastinating

It's more than just time management.<p>We've all been there--sitting at our desks scrolling through Facebook as we avoid the task in front of us. It's called procrastination and it can take many forms, from frequent coffee breaks to small talk with co-workers.<p>Procrastination is often chalked up to …

5 Powerful Habits That Make Your Mind Sharper and Stronger

Give yourself permission to grow.<p><i>How do I grow stronger mentally and change my perspective for good? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nela Canovic, Productivity hacker, writer, entrepreneur</b> …