Graphic Novels

Graphic novels

This is a top 10 of my favourite graphic novels / artists.   1. Chris Ware Country: US Key work: Acme Novelty Library (1993-present) Life as a manual Ware's unique autumnal isometric world view is perhaps "clinical" at first…

Until the end of the world

The ground underneath the feet of the quiffed reporter and his talking dog is heating up so much that the asphalt is melting. At the same time, a mysterious star appears in the evening sky, next to the big dipper. The curious reporter decides…

Naked

I enter the hospital room and there he is, sitting up straight in his bed with his bald head hanging low into his hands. Even though I can’t see his face, his thin long fingers reveal his bones. He doesn’t seem to notice me. Outside the…

The Man with the Hat

Maybe the man with the hat is my real father. Hiding behind his newspaper four seats away in the train. I spoke with him over the phone a couple of weeks ago, but all I had was this tiny photograph of him. His face was pushed half out of…

Just Like Mine

The sand nestled itself between my little toes. I had never been to the beach with my mother before. Usually when I visited her we would go to the park or just cycle around the city, with me on the little seat at the front of her bike, my eyes…

Abstract Expressionism

The difficulty with abstract expressionism like that of Barnett Newman is that it doesn't represent something (immediately) recognizable. That doesn't necessary mean there is nothing to relate to though.   First of all, it's pointless…
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Underwater sculptures

Surreal, beautiful, dreamy, amazing... Jason deCaires Taylor's underwater sculptures:                    
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The Meaning of Life

dir. Don Hertzfeldt (2005)
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Building Stories

Recently I got the latest Chris Ware, and it is safe to say that this is (yet again) his greatest masterpiece. More than just a book; you can create your own stories. No one can explain it better what joy it is to receive such brilliance than…
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Noma Bar: Negative Space

Graphical artist Avinoam Noma Bar (Israel, 1973) has an exhibition till 14 December in Amsterdam.   Cut it out Noma Bar Gallery 33 Pazzanistraat 33 (Westergasterrein) in Amsterdam. > exhibition website   …

Grafitti in Lesbos

Lesbos/Lesvos/Λέσβος, Greece