Monday, September 26, 2011

Olivier Schrauwen: The Man Who Grew His Beard

Berlin-based Belgian comic book artist Olivier Schrauwen created one of my favourite recent comic books, the Winsor-McCay-meets-Eraserhead-ish "My Boy", published in 2008. I've been waiting for more than a year to read his latest opus, which up to this date hasn't been available in English.

But now, according to, "The Man Who Grew His Beard" will be available next week in glorious comprehensible English for non-flemish buffoons like myself. So looking forward to this, I can hardly wait!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Harry Smith: Heaven and Earth Magic

The first 9 minutes from Harry Smith's 1962 film "Heaven and Earth Magic". I find this absolutely amazing. Read more about Harry Smith here.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Weekend WTF: プリルラ ステージ3

As one YouTube commenter puts it; once again the Japanese have outjapanesed themselves. I'd like to play this game.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Weekend WTF: Microsoft Songsmith

If THIS was a finely crafted satire of how painfully awkward, oblivious and unhip Microsoft's marketing tends to be, I would've applauded it. Unfortunately, it seems like it's just plain painfully awkward, oblivious and unhip Microsoft marketing.

UPDATE: Here's a wonderful parody of the above.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sam Bosma

Look at Sam Bosma's work. Awesome! Also don't forget the sketchbook section...

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Weekend WTF: Going to the Store

Via Coilhouse.

Jerry Williams: Number One

Ever since I was a kid back in the 1980s, I've seen Swedish rock'n'roller Jerry Williams as something of a pathetic, chubby, middle-aged rocker trying to relive the 1950's in the most embarrasing way. And truthfully, I still feel that way about him to some degree.

But I have to admit that this video and song -- from 1963, way before I was born -- has got to be one of the most wonderful songs and videos ever to come out of Sweden. Both unintentionally silly and unintenionally nightmarish, it has a hypnotic, dream-like David Lynch quality to it that transcends the sum of its parts and becomes something absolutely sublime. I love it.