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guardian of the galaxy

Saw the new Marvel sci fi movie Guardians of the Galaxy and LOVED it! Btw, did you know The Nova Corps world Xandar is based on the designs of modern Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, who designed the new Transportation Hub

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Posted in architecture, comic books, movies

“holy logos, batman!”

Did you observe “National Batman Day” this week? Enjoy these Batman logos, and their subtle evolution through the years.

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Posted in comic books, design

spoiler alert?

Picked up Entertainment Weekly magazine’s exclusive first look at the movie Avengers Age of Ultron. It was great, but I think they gave so much away!

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Posted in comic books, magazines, movies

how it art

Saw comic book artist & writer Howard Chaykin, speak at Special Edition, NYC. He said: comics tell time with space – larger panels are longer periods of time – smaller panels are short bursts of time and: horizontal panels are

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Posted in 80's, cartoonists, comic books, design, mad men

(strip) club owner

Speaking of JFK… In 1967, Esquire magazine commissioned Marvel comics artist Jack Kirby to write and draw “46 Hours and 36 Minutes in the Life of Jack Ruby,” a three-page comic strip beginning with Ruby’s learning of JFK’s assassination and

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Posted in 60's, cartoonists, comic books, magazines

the feminine mystique

I saw the movie X-Men: Days of Future Past, and loved it. Jennifer Lawrence as mutant renegade Mystique, stole the show (at gunpoint, above). There was a complicated plot involving time travel, as summarized in the colorful info graphic below:

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how superheroes work

heroes are primary colors. bad guys are secondary colors. that’s how superheroes work. (from FF#12, art by Mike Allred, words by Lee Allred)

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does whatever

A few years ago, I was walking out of Smashbox studios in LA and saw Tobey McGuire getting into his car. I smiled and waved wildly, like I was his long-lost best friend. Catching my enthusiasm, Tobey smiled and waved

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Posted in 00's, comic books, LA, movies

a spider can

One day last summer, I absent-mindedly walked through several barricades on 7th Ave and found myself standing thisclose to Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy. We stood like that for 15 minutes, while I waited for security to materialize and tackle

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Posted in comic books, movies, nyc

when captain america throws his mighty shield!!!

Captain America! Bucky! Nick Fury! Feast your eyes on this Krazy Komposition from Jack “King” Kirby! Have you seen “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” yet? Did you love it?

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Posted in 60's, cartoonists, comic books, movies