Illustration

Culture

Please Enjoy These Fantastically Brutal Illustrations by a Death Metal Icon

Mark Riddick has designed album art, posters, and merch for Exodus, Arch Enemy, Dying Fetus... and Justin Bieber.
Beckett Mufson
10.31.18
The Power and Privilege Issue

The Story Behind the Cover of VICE Magazine's October Issue

Here's how the constant documentation of a young person’s life and the tediousness of filling out tests informed this issue's cover design.
Elizabeth Renstrom
Kitron Neuschatz
10.16.18
Culture

These Playful Watercolor Paintings Update the Kama Sutra for 2018

“I found it only natural to include some homosexual and queer couples in my book—because, well, it’s 2018! I wanted my book to be colorful in every sense."
Beckett Mufson
8.28.18
tv

The New Show 'Summer Camp Island' Will Fill the ‘Adventure Time’-Shaped Hole in Your Life

Indie animator turned 'Adventure Time' writer turned Cartoon Network's second ever female showrunner Julia Pott told us about her excellent new show.
Beckett Mufson
7.19.18
Comics!

Experiencing Homophobia Shaped Kelsey Wroten's Beautiful, Queer Comics

We talked to the illustrator, cartoonist, and animator about 'Ghost World,' growing up, and why she "won't write a comic without queer characters."
Nick Gazin
6.14.18
Art

Infamous Erotic Novel 'Story of O' Inspired Natalie Frank's Arousing Art

The kinky French 'fairy tale,' as the artist calls it, was taboo for decades.
Julia Gray
6.11.18
Humor

This Artist Turns His Anxiety and Depression into Darkly Hilarious Comics

These illustrations by @alecwithpen are super relatable for anyone who's struggled with their mental health.
Eleanor Lambert
6.4.18
Humor

This Artist Makes Awards for Men Who Do the Absolute Minimum

The woman behind the hilarious @awardsforgoodboys Instagram is sick of letting all that fuckboy bullshit slide.
Eleanor Lambert
4.25.18
Comics!

Awesome Dispatches from the Museum of Comics and Cartoon Art Fest

This year's MoCCA Fest was a spectacle of alternative comics from a horde of world-class independent and DIY artists.
Nick Gazin
4.21.18
Internet

This 1921 Proto-Meme Is Eerily Relevant Today

A 1921 issue of Judge Magazine published what some people are calling "The First Meme."
Beckett Mufson
4.16.18
international women's day

Illustrated Tributes to Female Artists, by Female Artists

Here's how some of our favorite illustrators paid homage to the artists they look up to.
Nick Gazin
3.8.18
Winter Olympics

Four Winter Olympic Sports City-Dwellers Do Daily

Walking in New York City Is the real Winter Olympics.
Beckett Mufson
2.23.18