Lazy Link Tuesday

Bring on the lazy linkage!

A Collection of Rube Goldberg Illustrations. How to clean the windows without the most of effort and time.
Rube Goldberg Gallery

Zak Smith, for reasons no one can quite understand, illustrated every page of “Gravity’s Rainbow.” Sure, they look a bit mental-patientish, but what did you expect?
Every Page of Gravity’s Rainbow, illustrated

Ever wonder why so many comics on the funny pages look the same? They’re all drawn by the same family

Not so Simple.

SimplicissimusBrush up on your illustration history! Samples from the infamous and influental German magazine “Simplicissimus” ( 1896-120) are now online. The witty ink work and cartoons influenced Beardsley through Hirchfeild. Plus, it’s really funny …in a pitch-black kind of way.

Simplicissimus in German and English


A wicked contrast to the white-wall boredom of most galleries, the Dabora styles itself a Victorian Salon. The candlelight and red velvet almost make a trip to Greenpoint worth it. They are currently featuring a show of creepy sad girls in lonely woods. What else do you expect from a place that throws Giger shows?
Dabora gallery, NYC

All that jazz.

Chicago has a surprising amount of excellent public illustration. Many top illustrators and designers have come out of chicago recently and left thier sticky marks all over the city. From retro signage to these fun and bright subway decorations. If anyone knows the name of the illustrator who did these funky people, please email me at [email protected]

Now if they only the city could get a few decent bistros.

I'm not dead

Although it does feel like it. While I am on vacation I lined up a bunch of guest editors to keep you occupied. But since they all seem too busy huffing marker fumes to post, I’ll try to pop something in everyday.

Spotlight Artist: A. Zito

A.V PhibesIf an abstine-deranged aesthete had access to hard rock and jazz, he might have painted like Anthony Zito. Otherwordly, strange, and always different, Zito’s paintings seem to defy catagory. Asture portaits of stars and half-insane figure studies against watercolor….with demon clowns. Some are witty, some are beautiful, some are waking nightmares. We like it. We like it alot.

Zito Gallery

Zito Art log

ICON illustration conference

From the Press Release


In San Francisco July 7-9 join 50 of the world’s most interesting visual thinkers as they talk about the art and business of illustration.
– McSweeney’s editor Dave Eggers riffs on words, pictures, and pirates
– Europes top AD in 2004, Erik Kessels shows what it takes to go globalRead more

Yet more sexy interviews

The amazing, blazing A.V Phibes answers more questions aout herself and about art.

Click the link!

Burning Questions

Set phasers to Drool

Gentlemen, start your drooling. The Cintiq LCD tablet by wacom allows you to actually draw on the screen. Just like paper! If paper glowed and allowed for undo. Availability is on and off, and the cost is a wallet-shattering $2,499. But….just look at it


The Rejection Show!

Come on down to P. S 122 for the Rejection Show!. Every 3rd wednesday of the month New Yorker cartoonists, SNL writers, and other comedians get on stage and present the stuff their editors thought was crap.

8 p.m, Tonight. $7. Be there, daddy-o.

The Rejection Show