On his signature Fold-ins: “I never see it folded until it’s printed.”
“Ivan has a masterpiece in him; it’s just getting him to do it.”
Chip Kidd, art director at the Alfred A. Knopf publishing house, says, “I think Ivan’s been following a reductive path, trying to see how much he can pull out of a character and still have it read emotionally. It takes Ivan like one or two brush marks now to do it, like Charles Schulz. Which is hard.”
Coombe has been tirelessly documenting all angles of the Detroit music scene for years, and this is a great look at where he’s coming from.
Batman nerd plus movie nerd plus amazingly well-thought-out editing together of disparate clips of unrelated movies = best thing of the day / week.
Really nicely done. My attempt at a bottle cap mosaic is here.
He confirms the story that the lyrics to “Penpals” were cobbled together from Nirvana fan letters, but they got them while visiting Sub Pop, not DGC.
Great collection of the rough sketches created as indie cartoonists interpret the Marvel Universe. Kate Beaton and Ivan Brunetti roughs!
I recently stumbled into the world of these twitter art accounts – this is my favorite so far (You need to be logged into Twitter for them to align properly in the web interface). Pretty soon I’ll need a separate account just to aggregate these art posts…
Answer here. Personal postal experiment regrets: I never did try affixing postage to a Taco Bell Chicken Quesadilla envelope. Perhaps soon.
The auction is for an old demo that was recorded directly onto a cassette – Darnielle says he won’t make a copy before sending. I love the concept of that singular performance as a unique artifact – a weird echo of the early days of the record business, when performers would sing the same song over and over again for each individual copy.