thesixthear:

ungoliantschilde:

As Promised: the Jimi Hendrix art of Jean Giraud, aka Moebius.

Totally off the Sixth Ear Radar but couldn’t help myself here. Two of my favorite things together. Enjoy.

blastro:

Unpacking the studio (read: one of the towers of boxes fell over, so I was forced to sort the stuff that spilled over the floor) I found this sketch Paul Pope drew for me of Craig Thompson at SPX 2003. I briefly decided to start collecting sketches from favorite artists in a sketchbook. It was too awkward a hobby for me, so I dropped it after about 2 shows, but not before I got this lovely drawing. 

I was wearing a t-shirt that had a picture of Pope John Paul on it, so when Craig Thompson, always charming, gracious, went to sign my copy of Blankets, he drew the Pope. When Paul Pope asked what I wanted him to draw, I said, “Craig drew the Pope,” so Pope drew Craig. 

Craig was not in the room, so it’s drawn from memory. Also, did you know Pope signs his name in reverse?

That was a great SPX, the one that sold me on SPX forever and ever. I got to be in the same room as some of my heroes as though I belonged there. This was in the old Holiday Inn location, notable for its rooftop pool and the fact that the central room of the show became part of the bar, so the line between exhibition, party, and hangout was super fuzzy. That SPX has held onto that community hangout feeling is pretty impressive, considering how much its grown and changed. I think that was the year we exhibited as Team 8 and sold a zillion screen prints and t-shirts, giving the illusion that SPX would be profitable as well as fun. Some books I got that year:

I still look at Dan Zettwoch’s Ironclad, about the Battle of Hampton Roads

The SPX Anthology from 2001, which introduced me to Blutch

Kramer’s Ergot #1, which I think I bought because I hadn’t yet learned how to gracefully say thanks, have a good show, and walk away without buying anything. Sammy Harkham would never have become who he is without my $3, right?

wellnotwisely:

Dungeon, Christophe Blain

destroycomics:

The Rise of Aurora West Fanart Contest and Give-away!

After the success of The Battling Boy Magical T-Shirt Contest First Second and I organized for the release of Paul Pope’s Battling Boy this past October, we’re teaming again to announce The Rise of Aurora West Fanart Contest and Give-Away! Paul Pope’s friend and talented cartoonist David Mack will help judge the contest again!

In the next few months, comics has a few exciting rebrandings of established heroes starring female leads with Spider-Gwen and Batgirl, but First Second is offering up an original kid superhero in The Rise of Aurora West from the brushes of Paul Pope and David Rubin .

The Rise of Aurora West is the first in two prequel books to Battling Boy written by Paul Pope and JT Petty and drawn by the amazing David Rubin (Beowulf)! The prequel centers on Aurora West and how her relationship with her father and her past develop her into the character we see her as in the Battling Boy book.

Fanart Guidelines: Simply draw Aurora West. You can play with her design as you see fit. You can do straight-forward illustrations, comic strips, anything you want so long as Aurora West is the subject. Tag your piece #RiseAuroraWest. Winners will recieve a signed copy of The Rise of Aurora West by Paul Pope!

Giveaways! We’ll be randomly giving away several galleys of The Rise of Aurora West for the first two weeks of the contest based on who likes and reblogs this post. After those two weeks are up, the next two weeks will feature the same process, but the random few will win copies of the final book! You don’t have to follow this blog, but I recommend you do!

If you wish to buy a signed and skip the contest/give-away, Paul Pope is signing copies to be sent out from Word in New York.

Dates:

Aug. 26th to Sept. 9th- Galley Give-Away Winners are randomly selected.

Sept. 9th to Sept. 23rd- Book Winners are randomly selected.

Aug. 26th to Sept. 30th-All fanart entries must be submitted and tagged (If you don’t have tumblr email your entry to davezissou@hotmail.com) 

Winners will be selected and announced soon after.

Links: 

Follow Paul Pope: Website | Instagram | Twitter

Follow David Rubin: Website | Twitter

Follow JT Petty: Twitter

Follow First Second: Website | Tumblr | Twitter | Facebook

Contest poster by David Zissou

We all can’t wait to see what you can bring to Aurora West! Go and have fun!

Update for your weekend!

beouija:

Today is the last day of my Cartoonist Diary comics over on TCJ. 
Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday / Friday

These have been great!

9emeart:

Pochette de réédition d’albums de Jimi Hendrix

Moebius et Druillet

don-ahe:

#RiseAuroraWest

The first Aurora West submission! Yas!

don-ahe:

#RiseAuroraWest

The first Aurora West submission! Yas!

jasonlatour:

Hey comics, lets save words like genius for astrophysicists and folks like Jack Kirby. Happy birthday to the King. 

jpjones1970:

More Paul Pope from Pulphope.

The Rise of Aurora West Fanart Contest and Give-away!

After the success of The Battling Boy Magical T-Shirt Contest First Second and I organized for the release of Paul Pope’s Battling Boy this past October, we’re teaming again to announce The Rise of Aurora West Fanart Contest and Give-Away! Paul Pope’s friend and talented cartoonist David Mack will help judge the contest again!

In the next few months, comics has a few exciting rebrandings of established heroes starring female leads with Spider-Gwen and Batgirl, but First Second is offering up an original kid superhero in The Rise of Aurora West from the brushes of Paul Pope and David Rubin .

The Rise of Aurora West is the first in two prequel books to Battling Boy written by Paul Pope and JT Petty and drawn by the amazing David Rubin (Beowulf)! The prequel centers on Aurora West and how her relationship with her father and her past develop her into the character we see her as in the Battling Boy book.

Fanart Guidelines: Simply draw Aurora West. You can play with her design as you see fit. You can do straight-forward illustrations, comic strips, anything you want so long as Aurora West is the subject. Tag your piece #RiseAuroraWest. Winners will recieve a signed copy of The Rise of Aurora West by Paul Pope!

Giveaways! We’ll be randomly giving away several galleys of The Rise of Aurora West for the first two weeks of the contest based on who likes and reblogs this post. After those two weeks are up, the next two weeks will feature the same process, but the random few will win copies of the final book! You don’t have to follow this blog, but I recommend you do!

If you wish to buy a signed and skip the contest/give-away, Paul Pope is signing copies to be sent out from Word in New York.

Dates:

Aug. 26th to Sept. 9th- Galley Give-Away Winners are randomly selected.

Sept. 9th to Sept. 23rd- Book Winners are randomly selected.

Aug. 26th to Sept. 30th-All fanart entries must be submitted and tagged (If you don’t have tumblr email your entry to davezissou@hotmail.com) 

Winners will be selected and announced soon after.

Links: 

Follow Paul Pope: Website | Instagram | Twitter

Follow David Rubin: Website | Twitter

Follow JT Petty: Twitter

Follow First Second: Website | Tumblr | Twitter | Facebook

Contest poster by David Zissou

We all can’t wait to see what you can bring to Aurora West! Go and have fun!