Archive for ‘Illustration’

November 17, 2010

Nathan Fox: The Frustrated Illustrator

by Matt Forcey


Nathan Fox was born in 1975 in Washington, D.C., and raised from the age of 5 in suburban Houston. An early addiction to cartoons, commercials and video games led to a lifelong exploration of narrative art and the over-stimulation associated with his generation.

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November 4, 2010

Paris vs. New York: A Tally of Two Cities

by Matt Forcey

Bagel vs. baguette, subway vs. metro, un petit cafe vs. grande frappuccino.  Graphic designer Vahram Muratyan, having recently moved from Paris to NYC, shares with us his realizations of the quaint little idiosyncratic iconography that most of us overlook, these cosmopolitan ambassadors of salt, pepper and tarragon.

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Paris versus New York: a tally of two cities” is Vahram’s blog, where you will find the rest of his minimalist depictions and contradictions.

October 10, 2010

Week’s 5 Most Popular Stories: Oct. 4-Oct. 10, 2010

by Matt Forcey


Determined by your clicks!

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September 21, 2010


by Matt Forcey

A match made in the cloud.  Cartoons from the iconic New Yorker magazine, mashed up with tweets from hip hop artist Kanye West’s Twitter page.

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September 15, 2010

Underground Comic Artist Takes On Che Guevera

by Matt Forcey

Heard of Robert Crumb? You should also know something about another legendary comic-book artist, the great Spain Rodriguez. Here he talks to Revel in New York about creating Che: A Graphic Biography.

Via The Daily Beast

September 4, 2010

Dante’s Divine Comedy, the Graphic Novel

by Matt Forcey

By Seymour Chwast

I took on this project with great trepidation because so many great artists have already interpreted this important work.

Never mind, I took advantage of the form to interpret the material in a contemporary manner. I changed scale and emphasis to fit the situation in opposition to the static, uniform boxes of most graphic novels.

Dante plays himself as he travels to the other side with classical poet Virgil.  They, and the other characters are depicted in 1930’s dress.  I meant Dante to look like a Dashiell Hammett detective, searching for the truth.  The Dante character looks for answers unseeable to mere mortals, by traveling respectively, to Hell, Purgatory and Paradise.

The following images are taken from my translation of Dante’s “Divine Comedy.”

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 Via Huffington Post