16.09.16 by Staff

Giveaway: Tom Gauld’s Mooncop

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London-based illustrator and cartoonist Tom Gauld probably doesn’t need an introduction. His work has appeared in outlets like The New Yorker, The Believer and The New York Times. He’s also been doing a weekly series of comics for The Guardian’s Saturday Review since 2005 — a collection of which became his second comic book, You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack (2013).

His latest masterpiece, Mooncop, is similar in tone to his first graphic novel, Goliath (2012) — a deadpan retelling of the Bible story. Set in a future where the idea of living on the moon isn’t just a possibility but a reality so passé that the one remaining policeman has little to do other than watch the last few colonists move back to Earth, Mooncop brilliantly side-steps obvious drama, focusing instead on things that are far more mundane and all too relatable.

Mooncop hits stores September 20th! Thanks to our friends over at Drawn & Quarterly, we have two copies to give away! They also put us in touch with Tom, who was kind enough to tell us a bit about his process, how he stays motivated and what had him laughing so hard he had to stop drawing! Check out the full interview below and share your favourite book or movie set in space in the comments for your chance to win!

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27.07.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Berliac

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A terrific little abstract comic called “Tangram”, by Argentinian born, Berlin-based illustrator Berliac. See the entire thing below.

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27.07.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Julia Ploch

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“Mouse Baby”, a comic by Krakow, Poland-based illustrator Julia Ploch. Read it below.

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23.05.16 by Staff

Illustrator Spotlight: Sharmila Banerjee

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A selection of panels by illustrator and comic artist Sharmila Banerjee. More images below.

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18.01.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Sindre Goksøyr

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Delightful prints by Sindre Goksøyr, an illustrator, cartoonist and artist based in Oslo, Norway. More images below.

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01.10.15 by Jeff

Will Laren’s Tat Squad #3 Zine

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One of my absolute favourite artists on this whole damn planet, Will Laren, is releasing a new zine Tat Squad #3. I’m the proud owner of a couple original drawings by him and a huge supporter of what he does because everything he makes is my favourite. Go follow him on Tumblr, and Instagram, and order his zine.

He wanted me to tell you his Tat Squad Oath is that if anyone out there gets a real tattoo of one of his designs in the zine that entitles you to free Tat Squad zines for life (all future issues).

Have a look at more drawings from the zine below.

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18.08.15 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Andrés Magán

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A comic by illustrator Andrés Magán. More images below.

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14.05.15 by Kimi Hamada

Review: Earthling by Aisha Franz

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There’s a short story by Madeleine Thien called “A Map of the City.” In that story the narrator talks about a furniture shop her father owned when she was growing up. She loved going there so much she used to pretend to be sick in order to stay home from school and be taken to the store instead. She would lounge on a plastic lawn chair in a doorless storage closet with a little curtain pulled closed for privacy. During one of those times a customer stumbles upon her:

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