Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Illustration Admiration

A short and sweet posting for today.  Over the past couple of months, I've been really enjoying leafing through the graphic novels that my partner brings home from the library and scatters around our apartment.  Illustration is really a marvelous thing.  On that note, here is a handful of notable illustration-related movies, books, and weblinks that have crossed my path lately.

An interesting documentary of the eccentric life of Robert Crumb, the cartoonist responsible for Fritz The Cat and other rather savoury characters.

The Congress of the Animals is a black-and-white silent graphic novel that follows a lovable anthropomorphized character through a series of happenings in an acid-trippy imagination world.

They Draw and Cook, where illustration and recipes meet at last.

Mallory McInnis' Illustration Adoration pinboard is a fun and fast collection of illustrations for the attention deficited.

The Oatmeal's Why The Mantis Shrimp Is My New Favourite Animal is a rare combination of funny, educational and eye-opening.  Also, How The Male Angler Fish Gets Completely Screwed is excellent.

If you're around babies much, you might find yourself relating to the drawn journal entries of Sweet Pea and Me.

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