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Why The Raft of the Medusa is One of the Most Inspirational Works of Art

February 12, 2017<p>Andreja Velimirović is a passionate content writer with a knack for art and old movies. Majoring in art history, he is an expert on …

Cultural Consequences of the Justinian Plague

What were the consequences of the Justinian Plague in the 6th century? How did people react to the pain and suffering, which by all accounts were …

Ancient History

David Hockney and Martin Gayford on how pictures literally emerged from the shadows

In this edited extract from their new book, the celebrated painter and art critic discuss the evolution of pictures from the cave to the computer screen<p>David Hockney: It is a kind of joke, but I really mean it when I say Caravaggio invented Hollywood lighting. It is an invention, in that he quickly …

Art

Outcault, Goddard, the Comics, and the Yellow Kid

Although the Yellow Kid is no longer celebrated as the first pace-setting and medium-defining character in the history of American newspaper comics, …

Journalism

[WATCH] CREATING COVER ART CLASSICS: CRITERION DESIGNS

I’m a collector. Digital media is clearly the way the industry is trending, but I enter a zen like state when I am going through my film collection. …

Francis Ford Coppola

Superman Vs. Muhammad Ali: Truth, Justice, And The African-American Way

I was around 12 when some distant relative, knowing I was the only family member who would appreciate them, sent me a box full of comic books. None …

Comic Books

Profile: Sketching with Artist Kim Jung Gi - BOOOOOOOM TV - A daily selection of the best short films, music videos, and animations.

Sketching

Digital Comic Museum

We are the best site for downloading FREE public domain Golden Age Comics. All files here have been researched by our staff and users to make sure …

Graphic Novels

Charlton Guide to Making Comics - Super-Rare 1973 Premium is now Scanned

The Groovy Agent at <b>Diversions of the Groovy Kind</b> comic book blog has generously shared his scans from the impossible-to-find, 1973 <b>"The Comic Book</b> …

Ask Chris #201: Conan Comic Books That Are Best In Life

<b>Q: Chris, what Conan comic is best in life?</b> -- <i>@chudleycannons</i><p><b>A:</b> Folks, I am going to be 100% real with you for a second here: I <i>love</i> Conan the …

Steve Golson Interview: The Story of Ms. Pac-Man, the Atari 7800, and the Hyperdrive

Jump to: Page 1 Page 2<p><b>USG: What other games did you produce?</b><p><b>SG:</b> Super Missile Attack, as a kit. Crazy Otto, which became Ms. Pac-Man and that sold …

Retrogaming

The Extraordinary And Controversial Career of Dave Sim

No other comic artist's legacy is as tough to nail down as that of Dave Sim, born on this day in 1956. As the creator of <i>Cerebus</i>, Sim is one of the …

Graphic Novels

Making Sense of Citizen Kane

Part I: Citizen Welles<p><i>Citizen Kane</i> can be approached in several ways: as a film, as an event, as a topic of the times, etc. The outline of the story …

Opera

JIM STERANKO: Three Issues of CAPTAIN AMERICA and the Truth

Posted By 13th Dimension on Apr 3, 2014 | 9 comments<p>Just three issues. That’s all it took for <b>Jim Steranko</b> to make his mark on <b>Captain America</b> in 1969.<p>—<p>…

Comics

MacTrast Deals: Monet Stylus – Turn Any Touchscreen Device into a Canvas with This Artist’s Stylus

Do you enjoy creating your own unique style of art on your iPad, but using your finger makes you feel like you’re back in Kindergarten, finger …

Free Shipping

5 Exercises to Help Boost Creativity, Divergent Thinking

Where do our best ideas come from? As it turns out, science says there are a number of ways to help prime the brain for divergent thinking. If you've …

“Somebody Has to Pay for the Sins of Our Great-Great-Grandfathers”: A Richard Sala Interview

<i>For more than thirty years, the illustrator, cartoonist, and painter Richard Sala has been exploring a broad but remarkably consistent set of</i> …

Literature

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The Sale, Decline, and Ultimate Demise of Cahners Publishing

<i>Last year, journalist Steve Maas published a biography of Norman Cahners, founder of one of the great companies in B2B media in the last 60 years. We</i> …

Immune System

'Superman,' The Inside Story: Director Richard Donner Remembers Meeting Stallone to Play the Lead, Working With Brando, and a Near-Fatal Knife Attack

The famed director reveals how Marlon Brando wanted to play Jor-El as a "bagel," fights with his producer and how he discovered Christopher Reeve for …

Comic Books

'I had no choice but to strip to my pants and follow Dalí into the sea'

<b>The Sunday Telegraph’s former critic Edwin Mullins recalls his eye-opening encounters with art’s most colourful characters – from LS Lowry to Salvador Dalí</b><p>Salvador Dalí<p><i>In 1964 Edwin Mullins was invited to Salvador Dalí’s home on the Costa Brava for what turned out to be a suitably surreal interview</i> …

Artist Brian Yap on How iPad Apps Transformed The Way He Works

We write a lot about furniture and home decor designers’ processes but we don’t often cover graphic design, even though we know a lot of you are …

Notre Dame

Glass: An Oscar-Winning Documentary Short on Dutch Glassblowing from 1958 | Colossal

<p>Glass is a 1958 non-verbal documentary short by Bert Haanstra that contrasts glassblowing techniques used inside the Royal Leerdam Glass Factory …

Art

Seminal publisher and critic Gary Groth talks past favorites and new discoveries | Little Village

Mission Creek Presents: A Conversation with Gary Groth<p><i>FilmScene — Wed., Apr. 6 at 7 p.m.</i><p>When it comes to comics, Gary Groth is both a champion and an …

Graphic Novels

Hollywood has a much bigger problem than #OscarsSoWhite

<i>Darrin Bell</i> <i>is a cartoonist based in Los Angeles. In 2015, he won a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for his editorial cartoons, which are</i> …

Los Angeles

Around the World in San Francisco

“Do you like fortune cookies?” an elderly Chinese woman named Maggie asks me as I sketch one afternoon.<p>We’re sitting on a sidewalk bench outside a store specializing in woks, rows of red paper lanterns strung overhead between buildings. On a nearby street corner, a man plays a two-stringed <i>erhu</i>, …

The Making of Daniel Clowes

Daniel Clowes has been working on his latest book, <i>Patience</i>, for five years. At 180 pages, it’s his longest work to date, more than twice as long as</i> …

Graphic Novels

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Ted Chiang is frozen in thought. A bright-orange clementine sits half-peeled in his hands. My tape recorder, parked on the dining-room table of his …

Walking the American Revolution

I like to walk in the American Revolution. It’s something I do a lot. You get some old maps and pick out a route—a retreat, a long march—and maybe convince a friend to come along, and then you are off into the past. New York is a great place for it anytime, but especially in the fall, especially …

New Jersey