Mort Meskin

Mort Meskin was one of the really great old school American comic book artists born May 30, 1916 in Brooklyn, New York. He is today best known for his work on a number of Golden and Silver Age comic books and characters roughly dating from the 1940s to the 1960s. Although his influence on...


Tonto – Let's make some noise

"Tonto" is about freedom. The group of Austrian based comic artists surrounding Edda Strobl und Helmut Kaplan use comics as a personal way of expressing themselves. The outcome is far from commerce – it's art, and that's good. Starting out as a music platform, "Tonto" soon went off in anot...


Matt Kindt

Matt Kindt (born 1973, St. Louis, Missouri) is a most outstanding American independent comic book artist and illustrator. He started working on comics at an early age and self-published his own copyshop zines starting 1990. His first graphic novel "Pistolwhip" got published by Top Shelf Pr...


Junko Mizuno

We noticed Junko Mizuno in 2010 when we were about to sample the first issue of our magazine on Japan. Back then she was near ungoolable, but fortunately already had her own blog and website. Her latest project then had been a special Junko-Mizuno-edition of Hasbro’s Little Pony which was...


Charles Burns

Charles Burns is one of our favourite US comic book artists, born September 27, 1955 in Washington D.C. He attended the Fine Art Class of University of Washington until 1977 and afterwards studied fine arts and sculpture at Graduate School in Davis, California until 1979. When he met Art S...


Lewis Trondheim

"Noms de plume" are quite hip in France, or so it seems. Lewis Trondheim, born December 11, 1964, started looking for one right at the beginning of his career because he felt quite unhappy about his real name (which by the way remains unknown). He chose "Trondheim" – after a Norwegian city...


Winsor McCay

Winsor McCay is one of Americas most famous comic artist of the early 20th century, born September 26, 1871 in Spring Lake, Michigan. He worked as a political cartoonist for daily newspapers and is one of the pioneers of early animated film: The first pieces of film history like "Gertie th...


Luke Pearson

Luke Pearson is a new British illustrator, artist and cartoonist who besides many interesting book covers has already produced a range of great comics during the very short time since he graduated in 2010. Looking at his enormous output it seems more than possible that he is sitting at his...


All pictures no words: the art of Mercer Mayer

Mercer Mayer was born December 30, 1943 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is today known as an American children's book writer and illustrator living in Roxbury, Connecticut and has published about 300 books. His illustrative styles vary widely according to the project. His first book, "A Boy,...


Bring out the big guns: Will Eisner

Will Eisner, born March 6, 1917 in New York City is a legend. Few have influenced comic books in the 20. Century the way he did. Until today the "Eisner Award" is is one of the most important "decorations" a comic artist is able to achieve. Will Eisner invented the "graphic novel". He was...


Poster queen of pop surrealism

Tara Mc Pherson is an outstanding American artist, born on April 7, 1976 in San Francisco and raised in Los Angeles. She received her BFA from Art Center in Pasadena, CA in 2001 and today lives and works in New York City. Her images are as provoking as they are seductive. Magazines like Ju...


Comic goes Art: M.S.Bastian

M.S. Bastian (*1963, Bern/Switzerland) is one of the very few European comic artists who has been exploring comics as a form of art and in the process continually created new and stunning images. Bastian graduated from Secondary School of Applied Arts in Biel in 1989 where he was one of th...


David Petersen

American comic artist David E. Petersen was born on July 4, 1977. He is best known for his comic series Mouse Guard – a Robin Hood inspired adventure story about – well – mice. He brought the idea to life during his college times at Mott Community College Flint, Michigan...


Greg Broadmore

Greg Broadmore was born and raised in a small town in the Eastern Bay of New Zealand called Whakatane. He later moved to some of New Zealand's larger cities to kick start his artistic career, but his efforts to find a job remained basically unsucessful. New Zealand just didn’t seem to be t...