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booksfromthefuture:

Photo Cubes – Erik Kessels

capegraphicnovels:

Fatherland by Nina Bunjevac is out today. Get it now!
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In 1975 Nina Bunjevac’s mother fled her marriage and her adopted country of Canada and took Nina back to Yugoslavia to live with her parents. Peter, her husband, was a fanatical Serbian nationalist who had been forced to leave his country at the end of World War II and migrate to Canada. But even there he continued his activities, joining a terrorist group that planned to set off bombs at the homes of Tito sympathisers and at Yugoslav missions in Canada and the USA.

Nina Bunjevac tells her family’s story in superb black-and-white artwork. Fatherland is a masterpiece of non-fiction comics, worthy to stand beside Persepolis and Palestine.
Sep 3, 2014 / 6 notes

capegraphicnovels:

Fatherland by Nina Bunjevac is out today. Get it now!

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In 1975 Nina Bunjevac’s mother fled her marriage and her adopted country of Canada and took Nina back to Yugoslavia to live with her parents. Peter, her husband, was a fanatical Serbian nationalist who had been forced to leave his country at the end of World War II and migrate to Canada. But even there he continued his activities, joining a terrorist group that planned to set off bombs at the homes of Tito sympathisers and at Yugoslav missions in Canada and the USA.

Nina Bunjevac tells her family’s story in superb black-and-white artwork. Fatherland is a masterpiece of non-fiction comics, worthy to stand beside Persepolis and Palestine.
Sep 3, 2014 / 685 notes

groeneinkt:

Dump of the instagram sketches.

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Sep 3, 2014 / 1,735 notes

chuckgroenink:

chuckgroenink:

Every now and then people ask me about my process, how I colour things in or achieve certain textures. I always mean to answer these questions, but it’s kind of complicated and it would be a bit time consuming.
So here instead are some pictures to do that job. A caveat here is that I rarely work the same way twice and every job is generally an experiment in figuring out new ways to work. But lately quite often my process is something like this.

Step one is to start on paper with ink or gouache. I scan that in and through some photoshop magic (selecting black and white channels and copying to layers) turn every piece into layers. These are actually all things I still happened to have on file. For my last book I made a little data base of rocks, trees and branches to use wherever I needed something. Think of it as a form of collage.

I very quickly put these things together for this demo. Then put every layer on a transparency lock (it’s in the layer window). The next step is basically just messing around with colours. I have a pretty large collection of custom brushes made from various ink and paint washes and splashes. You can basically just use those as rubber stamps to add colours and textures to your layers. This is where the transparency lock comes in handy, as you don’t need to select anything.
Finally I mess around with some adjustment layers to see if something interesting will happen to the colours I hadn’t planned on.
And that’s basically it.

I got some questions about my colouring process lately, so I thought I’d reblog this. It’s a bit old, but I still work pretty much the same way for a lot of projects. Sometimes I draw directly in photoshop and use those custom brushes to layer colours and textures on shapes, or I make something predominantly with pencils. In which case I either use a transparency lock on the linework and colour it in that way. Or it barely needs any work.
Which frankly, seems like a better and better idea the longer I’m working on my current mess of bits of scanned in gouache and ink washes.

groeneinkt:

Beginning to think this was not the most convenient method to make one picture.
Sep 3, 2014 / 392 notes

groeneinkt:

Beginning to think this was not the most convenient method to make one picture.

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moderntoss:



It’s ‘Be Late For Something Day’. Paramedics are exempt.
Sep 3, 2014 / 1,092 notes

moderntoss:

It’s ‘Be Late For Something Day’. Paramedics are exempt.

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newsweek:

This graphic shows everywhere journalists have been killed since 2004 | GlobalPost
Approximately 619 journalists have died since 2004. Most were local reporters.
Sep 3, 2014 / 1,339 notes

newsweek:

This graphic shows everywhere journalists have been killed since 2004 | GlobalPost

Approximately 619 journalists have died since 2004. Most were local reporters.

(via guardian)

designeverywhere:

Marathon New York
Sep 3, 2014 / 62 notes
designeverywhere:

Deixis Review
Aug 1, 2014 / 167 notes

Barcelona, Spain
Jul 25, 2014 / 38,770 notes

Barcelona, Spain

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tobeshelved:

As a recent Seattle transplant, this was a must-read but it took me a while to warm up to the idea of reading it. Well, then I read it in one sitting and can’t stop talking about it. 
Here’s why I loved Where’d You Go, Bernadette…
Jul 25, 2014 / 9 notes

tobeshelved:

As a recent Seattle transplant, this was a must-read but it took me a while to warm up to the idea of reading it. Well, then I read it in one sitting and can’t stop talking about it.

Here’s why I loved Where’d You Go, Bernadette…

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