Chances are that lot of you folks might have already seen Barcelona-based illustrator Joan Cornellà’s debauched, yet hilarious comic strip illustrations. The artist has millions of followers on Facebook and other major social networks, who just can’t seem to get enough of his quirky strips. The San-Francisco-based Spoke Art gallery is hosting a solo exhibition by Cornellà, which features select original illustrations by the artist.
Working primarily in comics, this month’s show explores the twisted world that Cornellà has so carefully crafted for us. Through simple, wordless imagery, Cornellà is able to effectively convey all that he sees humorous, no matter how taboo.
The show will have its opening on Thursday, March 3rd, with an evening reception with the artist in attendance at the Spoke Art gallery in San Francisco. The illustrations will be on view till Saturday, March 26th, 2016. You can visit Spoke Art’s website for more details. Here are a few more illustrations for your viewing pleasure.
If you’ve grown up reading and enjoying the shenanigans in Mad Magazine’s Spy vs. Spy, you will love these comic strips by Elana Pritchard, a Los Angeles-based cartoonist/animator. Pritchard, who considers E.C. Segar’s Popeye and the cartoons of Fleischer Studios to be amongst her many inspirations, wanted her strips to be “a throwback to the times where comics had a broad range of expressions, poses, and emotions.”
At the moment, she is running an Indiegogo campaign to raise money to get the strips published in 24 page full color comic book. Contributors to the campaign will be able to receive goodies like signed copies, custom doodles and original drawings.
You can check out more strips, after the jump.
Michael Latimer’s 22” x 30” paintings of Batman and Superman are on sale here for £80 (around $59) apiece. Released in runs of 20 each, the paintings are hand painted/sprayed with acrylics and spray paints on heavyweight luxury watercolor paper. Since they are all made by hand, each piece is an unique one. All the works in the series will come signed and numbered by the artist.
Australian artist Alex Gabbot (previously here and here) is back with a new cross-section illustration. This time, he takes on the ‘Owl Ship’ from the epic graphic novel (and not so epic film), Watchmen. This piece was exclusively done for the ‘MINTcondition – Issue No.2’ comic book show in Seattle, held in conjunction with Emerald City Comic Con.
8” x 10” limited edition Giclee prints of the artwork are available on sale at the Ltd. Art Gallery. You can watch a time-lapse of the painting process, and also checkout a high-res version of the illustration at his site.
20 year old graphic designer, René Mambembé pays homage to his “hero,” the Helvetica font, with his series of illustrations of alphabets that are minimalist representations of comic book and movie characters.
René, who is based in Nantes, France, says that he has been passionate about typography and illustration from a long time. He is also looking out for an internship, so if you are interested in hiring him you can contact him here.
Check out some larger images of his illustrations after the jump.
I’m really loving this Sesame Street parody of Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four cover art, by AJ Paglia.
When it rains, it sure does pour. Cartoonist Grant Snider shows us how a brainstorm occurs in the mind of the human animal.
Prints of the comic are available here.
[via Laughing Squid]
A terrific illustration by artist Charles Paul Wilson III, who made it as a variant cover for the Doctor Who #1 issue from IDW Publishing.
[via Super Punch]
A lovely take on our favorite cat burglar, by artist James P Brouwer .