Conflict in Literature
This is so perfect.
Scott McCloud’s incomparable “Understanding Comics”.
I swear you can open this book to any page and it’s amazing.
(ps it’s actually a digital image of a printed copy of a drawing of a painting of a pipe)
Source: SMBC by Zach Weiner. [Link]
Zach Weinersmith really knows how to write inspiring comics.
He really helps to showcase the wonders of the wor-
God damnit Weinersmith.
I remember when people first realized how much funnier these comics were just without Garfield’s dialog, which Jon was never able to hear anyway. Garfield only ever communicated to us readers in thought balloons, after all. What we’re seeing here is Jon’s canonical reality.
I’m torn between laughing at these and being deeply worried for Jon lol
Sculptor vs. Painter
'I'm here to return what Prometheus stole.' would be a good thing to say if you were a fighter pilot in a Michael Bay movie where for some reason the world's militaries had to team up to defeat every god from human mythology, and you'd just broken through the perimeter and gotten a missile lock on Mount Olympus.
The Story Coaster
Drawing for the 7/14 Sunday NY Times Book Review - thanks to editor Pamela Paul!
Reading Is Dangerous
Illustration for the essay "Clunkers" by James McWilliams in the Sunday NY Times Book Review. Thanks to ADs Rex Bonomelli and Nicholas Blechman!