The art of Rube Goldberg (yes, THE Rube Goldberg), plus a fun animated GIF to boot
“There’s both liberation and possibility in pointing out that you’re not a sellout or a coward for refusing to adopt a label that doesn’t quite name your experience.”
Artists and writers tackle gender politics in comics
The comic book universe, distilled in infographics – from the trifecta of superhero tropes (apparently, underwear worn on the outside is a make-or-break factor) to the genealogy of Scrooge McDuck’s kin (none of whom, coincidentally, wear underwear) to the Multiverse (or, at least, multi-Earth universe) that emerges from the entire line of DC comics to the daily schedule of the average manga artist:
Some of today’s most exciting visual artists take on the literary canon’s classics: Ulysses in six panels, Colette in pen and ink, Yeats in watercolor, and other literary springboards for art. Delicious images at the link:
Two millennia of philosophy in comic book form – from the pre-Socratics to Jacques Derrida, by way of Rene Descartes, John Stuart Mill, and Carl Jung.
Some of today’s most exciting graphic artists adapt a remarkable spectrum of literature since 1800, spanning everything from “the bad boys of Romanticism” — Keats, Byron, and Shelley — to cornerstones of science and philosophy like Darwin’s On the Origin of Species and Nietzsche’s Thus Spake Zarathustra.
A collection of Dr. Seuss’s little-known wartime propaganda cartoons.
Writer and illustrator Jonathan Fetter-Vorm suggests that the story of the atomic bomb is perhaps something told best not through thousands of government documents, but instead drawn on a chalkboard. The result is a concise and beautiful grasp on one of the most complex and essential events of the twentieth century — and a fine testament to the power of graphic storytelling in serious nonfiction.
Fear and loathing in six panels.