Milan Kopriva’s Typo Ornamenty or Another Useful Thing on the Bookshelf

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We’ve decided to go ahead and bang together a small … well, I guess we’ll call it an exchange project… and pulled Typo Ornamenty off the bookshelf (yet again) for inspiration. Way back in 1990, our dear friend Ewan McLaren decamped to the Czech Republic and, over the years, has generously shifted many an oddity and wonder our way (beer cheese notwithstanding). This particular object folder thingy has been invaluable. It’s Czech clip-art.

The folio is 9” x 13” and when you open it up, it looks like this

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240 separate sheets and it comes with a separate index

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that looks like this

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It’s 240 pages of alphabets and frames, cartouches, machinery, farm animals, art nouveau ladies, horses, funerary urns, marmots and trout, complex borders and fingers pointing every which way.

Sure the internet’s great and all (not least of which because it tells me that Kopriva's tour de force is yet available) but clip-art… seriously.

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20 hours ago

Stuart Immonen draws for The Hero Initiative

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brianmichaelbendis:

EXCLUSIVE!  the cover to all New x-men 30 by Stuart, Wade and Marte
It only LOOKS like we’re trolling some of you :)

brianmichaelbendis:

EXCLUSIVE!  the cover to all New x-men 30 by Stuart, Wade and Marte

It only LOOKS like we’re trolling some of you :)

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1 day ago

Lois Lane: A Celebration of 75 Years

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We Are Various

I’m a little behind but was extremely happy to find out that this contains, among a wealth of other things, the Lois Lane story that Tonci Zonjic and I did for the 80 page Supes giant. 

-Kathryn

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2 days ago

We are very happy to be back on the Grade 4 pen pal circuit this year.

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0 for 26!

0 for 26!

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1 week ago

Amazing X-Men #7

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Talking to Newsarama about Amazing X-Men #7, with preview art from the wonderful Paco Medina.
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comicsreporter:

katsuhiro otomo is 60 today

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1 week ago

alwaysalreadyangry:

"i was killing time."
“you were killing something.”

(captain america and the first thirteen)

I can’t tell you how pleased I am that someone else, besides Ramon and me, has an affection for this story. It was such a pleasure.

-Kathryn

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1 week ago

Even More Acme Expo Fun

6 Questions with Kathryn Immonen

First comic you remember reading: It’s all a bit vague. As a very young kid, I read a couple of Andy Capp collections, which I didn’t understand at all, and Marty Links’ Emmy Lou, hundreds of times.  And then one year I started getting the Canadian Children’s Annual for Christmas. That was the first time I probably saw comic work that wasn’t strips. It was amazing. I think in 1980, they did a collection that was all comics and everybody showed up: Ian Carr, Ken Steacy. Bill Slavin. It was an incredible publication, “Hey kids! Here’s a massive book just for you with covers by  Toller Cranston!” What a freak out.

Creators who have inspired you: In comics? Carl Barks, for sure. I’m not sure comics, or any kind of story telling, gets any better than that. Jaime Hernandez, Kyle Baker,  Ann Nocenti (among so many others) have all been responsible for sea-change moments for me.
Dream Project: Whatever I’m currently working on, to be honest. I really think it’s the only way to work. You’ve got to fall in love with what’s in front of you.
Current Project: Amazing X-Men #7 and Russian Olive to Red King (with Stuart Immonen)
Favorite Art Tools: Samsung Book 9, Roget’s International Thesaurus Seventh Edition and a Rotring 800 .7mm. Two out of these three also function for self defense.
Where can people find you online: 
www.immonen.ca
and twitter @KathrynImmonen
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More Acme Expo fun

April 8, 2014

6 Questions with Stuart Immonen!

First comic you remember reading: There are a couple of milestone comics I distincly remember, though I’m sure they are not the first comics I ever read. The earliest is probably Gold Key’s Uncle Scrooge #135, “The 24 Carat Moon” which I must have literally read hundreds of times. The first superhero comic I remember reading was Captain America Annual 3, which reprinted a bunch of Kirby-drawn Tales of Suspense stories. That was 1976, so I would have been nine—literally changed my life. Thanks Grandma!

Creators who have inspired you: John Byrne crafted almost all the seminal stories from my teen years, and he was able to effortlessly riff on dangling threads in older comics and create depth and personality in characters I came to care about profoundly. Ted McKeever, with his unique raw visual approach and wildly imaginative story concepts. Jaime Hernandez opened up a DIY Pandora’s Box for me, just as I was exiting my teens and wanting to find my own voice in comics… really the list could go on and on, and is certainly not limited to comics people.

Dream Project: Kathryn and I have a backlog of ideas, some in rough script form, that we are just trying to eke out the time to get to and then complete. Having to shoehorn them in between other jobs is tough; ideally, we’d be able to do our own projects full time.

Current Project: All-New X-Men and Russian Olive to Red King

Favorite Art Tools: I rely on Staedtler 2mm leads and a Stadtler Mars plastic white eraser daily, but I would not call these tools favourites. It is a constant challenge to get the line I want without breakage, fading or butchering the page. Digital tools have a different set of frustrations.

Where can people find you online: www.immonen.ca Twitter: @stuartimmonen

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2 weeks ago
Pencils for the cover to Ultimate Spider-Man #122, as someone asked if the cover pencils differed from the those in the interiors. More examples (for sale) at Fanfare.
If anyone’s of a certain age and wondering, yes, it’s an homage to this magazine cover.

stuart

Pencils for the cover to Ultimate Spider-Man #122, as someone asked if the cover pencils differed from the those in the interiors. More examples (for sale) at Fanfare.

If anyone’s of a certain age and wondering, yes, it’s an homage to this magazine cover.

stuart

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Vents D’ouest releases French-language edition of Moving Pictures. (link in image)

Vents D’ouest releases French-language edition of Moving Pictures. (link in image)

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2 weeks ago
ryancody:

Stuart & Kathryn Immonen headline Arizona Comic Mini Expo
The Arizona Comic Mini Expo returns for it’s 3rd year and this time, ACME will be bigger than ever. ACME is a one-day event being held in conjunction with Free Comic Book Day at the Samurai Comics & Bookmans Entertainment Exchange locations on Country Club and Southern in Mesa.

On Saturday May 3rd, 2014, twenty top comic creators will be signing comics, sketching & interacting with fans of all ages. On top of all of Arizona’s amazing local talent, this year Stuart and Kathryn Immonen will be our guests of honor! Stuart is a well known artist currently working on All New X-Men for Marvel Comics while Kathryn is a writer known for her work on Journey into Mystery, Avengers Vs. X-Men, Wolverine and Jubilee, & many more titles for Marvel Comics.
Many great local businesses have teamed up with ACME to make this year’s event really special. Samurai Comics, Bookmans Entertainment Exchange, Acme Prints, Andrew Turk of Polsinelli & Associates, the National Theatre Company of Mesa, Cheba Hut & FilmBar Phoenix have all signed on to be proud partners for this special event. With their help, ACME is able to bring in the best guests in the southwest. Including Flash & DC Comics artist Scott Kolins; Invincible co-creator, Marvel and Image Comics artistCory Walker; Aspen Comics and Dark Horse artist Tony Parker; Boom Studios & Image artist Scott Godlewski; Image Comics colorist and creator Jay Fotos; Marvel and DC colorists Hi-Fi Color; Image Comics and world renown sketch card artist Ben Glendenning; Dark Horse and Image Comics artist Ryan Cody; Boom Studios and Big Dog Ink writer Eric Esquivel; Image and Tokyopop artist Armand Villavert; Contraband Comics’ Jim Hanna. Boom Studios designer Hannah Nance Partlow. Self publishers and independent creators Val Hochberg, John “Dadicus” West, Jason Gonzalez, Michael Macropoulos, Ryan Quackenbush andErnie Najera round out the list.
With a focus on writers, artists, & colorists that have done work for every major publisher in the country, ACME offers something for everyone, and it’s all for free. A one day mini-convention for the fans.
For more information please visit http://acmecon.wordpress.com.

ryancody:

Stuart & Kathryn Immonen headline Arizona Comic Mini Expo

The Arizona Comic Mini Expo returns for it’s 3rd year and this time, ACME will be bigger than ever. ACME is a one-day event being held in conjunction with Free Comic Book Day at the Samurai Comics & Bookmans Entertainment Exchange locations on Country Club and Southern in Mesa.

On Saturday May 3rd, 2014, twenty top comic creators will be signing comics, sketching & interacting with fans of all ages. On top of all of Arizona’s amazing local talent, this year Stuart and Kathryn Immonen will be our guests of honor! Stuart is a well known artist currently working on All New X-Men for Marvel Comics while Kathryn is a writer known for her work on Journey into Mystery, Avengers Vs. X-Men, Wolverine and Jubilee, & many more titles for Marvel Comics.

Many great local businesses have teamed up with ACME to make this year’s event really special. Samurai Comics, Bookmans Entertainment Exchange, Acme Prints, Andrew Turk of Polsinelli & Associates, the National Theatre Company of Mesa, Cheba Hut & FilmBar Phoenix have all signed on to be proud partners for this special event. With their help, ACME is able to bring in the best guests in the southwest. Including Flash & DC Comics artist Scott Kolins; Invincible co-creator, Marvel and Image Comics artistCory Walker; Aspen Comics and Dark Horse artist Tony Parker; Boom Studios & Image artist Scott Godlewski; Image Comics colorist and creator Jay Fotos; Marvel and DC colorists Hi-Fi Color; Image Comics and world renown sketch card artist Ben Glendenning; Dark Horse and Image Comics artist Ryan Cody; Boom Studios and Big Dog Ink writer Eric Esquivel; Image and Tokyopop artist Armand Villavert; Contraband Comics’ Jim Hanna. Boom Studios designer Hannah Nance Partlow. Self publishers and independent creators Val HochbergJohn “Dadicus” West, Jason Gonzalez, Michael Macropoulos, Ryan Quackenbush andErnie Najera round out the list.

With a focus on writers, artists, & colorists that have done work for every major publisher in the country, ACME offers something for everyone, and it’s all for free. A one day mini-convention for the fans.

For more information please visit http://acmecon.wordpress.com.

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3 weeks ago

Remember when one of us was lamenting the dearth of RMR fan fiction? The other one of us decided, apparently, to fix that.

You, Darkness by Rainer Maria Rilke

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