28.09.11 by Jeff

27 Waldos

Not too long ago Islands Fold proposed the idea of a collection of artists each creating their own unique version of Waldo (or Wally depending on your location). The artists would also imagine an environment for him to hide in. Somehow this amazing idea was rejected by the company who owns the rights. What a colossal mistake!

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Can you tell who drew each of these? See a full artist list below!

Ben Jacques, Andrew Neyer, Tin Can Forest, Andy Rementer, Nobumasa Takahashi, Jim Stoten, Kevin Hooyman, Mark Todd, Matt Lock, Mike Perry, Aya Kakeda, Nathaniel Russell, Esther Pearl Watson, Maxwell Paternoster, Josh Holinaty, A J Purdy, Fiona Smyth, Luke Ramsey, Catia Chien, Marcus Oakley,  Jon Boam, Marc Bell, Keith Jones, Miss Lotion, Michael DeForge, Guillaume Denervaud, Kinoko













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • It’s interesting how similar some of these are to the original, somehow I expect vaster differences, I think it’s the hair and eyes that make them similar. There’s some interesting ideas though, I like the first one on the top two lines and the very last one as they give off a very new looking character. I like the first one for his features – the nose especially. The second one I like because it’s so different and the last one I like for it’s youghtfulness.

  • Tom

    This is a really wonderful project! It should be done for all comic characters ever!!

    Here’s my attempt: http://confidentwrist.blogspot.com/2011/09/27-waldos-wallys.html

    • so good!

    • lapetitefaon

      I love yours! So dainty





26.09.16 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: The Kinetic Art Table

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Motion-control artist Bruce Shapiro’s “Sisyphus” is an incredible sand drawing machine that creates elaborate patterns using magnets (click here for previous post). While several installations have been set up in countries around the world, Shapiro is now working toward a version people can enjoy in their own homes! See more images and information about this Kickstarter below!

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26.09.16 by Staff

Artist Re-Imagining Every Pokémon as Garfield!

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Pokémon + Garfield = Garfemon. Chicago-based artist and writer Shawn Bowers is re-drawing every Pokémon as Garfield. See more Garfemon below!

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26.09.16 by Staff

Vancouver Art Book Fair 2016

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The Vancouver Art Book Fair is back for its 5th year! Organized by Project Space, a non-profit organization dedicated to publication as an artistic medium, the fair takes place at the Vancouver Art Gallery, October 14 – 16. It’s also free and open to the public!

If you’re in the Vancouver area (and into books and zines!) you’re definitely going to want to check it out! This year’s multi-day event is bigger than ever, with over 100 local, national and international publishers displaying their goods, as well as a diverse line-up of programs, hourly talks, performances and artist projects. More images below.

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26.09.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Jordan Tiberio

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Photographer Jordan Tiberio pays homage to an Irving Penn photograph entitled “Summer Sleep, New York” with her series “The Girl Next Door”. Tiberio obscures her portraits using a window screen and droplets of water. More images below.

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26.09.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Barbarian

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Drawings by Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia based illustrator Barbarian. More images below.

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