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Category >> miscellany

Buckley Brings More Penguins.
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Tony Millionairemiscellany 18 Aug 2009 5:45 PM

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Paul Buckley is Art Director at Penguin Books, a publisher known for iconic design (and Art Directors), and he recently started a Flickr page featuring a small sampling of his work. Buckley is also the guy who managed to spearhead all those amazing classics-of-literature-covered-by-cartoonists. It may seem obvious-- Chris Ware doing the cover art to Candide, Jason doing Dharma Bums, Charles Burns on The Jungle, and so many more-- but getting all that through the marketing teams and other red tape at an enormous publishing house isn't just brilliant, it's tenacious.

Looks like the hits just keep coming with the biggest no-brainer of all (Tony Millionaire covering Moby Dick) plus Ho Che Anderson, Jeffrey Brown, etc.

Perhaps our next online poll ought to ask for suggestions on future Penguin Classics. My vote: Bil Keane doing Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal."

 

UPDATE: I have to learn not to make these sloppy blog posts. I've made a lengthy note in the comments on why, as a book designer, I consider this feat noteworthy.

More importantly, Paul Buckley has pointed out that Helen Yentus was his partner on the original round of these covers. One of the great things Yentus pulls off is making novel covers that read as complete images, a perfect hybrid of typography and image. So it makes sense she would be involved here.

Snow, please stop.
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under miscellany 24 Dec 2008 8:44 AM

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Stinckers and Mats!?
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under miscellany 19 Dec 2008 9:56 AM

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Are you familiar with "Stinckers"? Vending machine stickers made by Weissman, Johnny Ryan, Jeff Roysdon, and the man known as Mats!? Check out the website for all the great art and incidentals. I just had to post this new work of Mats!? that he's making with a mouse, no ink. Really smart use of 2 color.

Struggling Comics Creators Take Note.
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under miscellany 16 Dec 2008 10:14 PM

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But isn't that what the internet and Photoshop were made for?

* Thank you Eric Buckler for always sharing the mail.

Why indeed?
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under miscellany 15 Dec 2008 2:35 PM

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(Received via our Flickr page.)

I Totally Don't Get This Joke.
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under miscellany 10 Dec 2008 6:28 PM

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Or anything about the depictions involved. But I like it. More here.

That's (a) really super Superman
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under miscellany 6 Dec 2008 12:34 PM

Martin Ontiveros shot this photo of a giant Superman that's for sale in the Mission in SF. I know someone out there has been looking for one.

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Can anyone explain this?
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under miscellany 22 Sep 2008 7:58 AM

I want to help Gary win $15,000 dollars.

Letterbox
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under Paul Hornschemeiermiscellany 9 Sep 2008 11:38 AM

The email one gets when one works at a comics publisher is way more fun than the email one gets when one works at, say, a shoe company.

 

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Enid's Soul Mate.
Written by Jacob Covey | Filed under miscellany 3 Sep 2008 4:31 PM


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Someone pointed out the Clowesian character in the bottom left of the new Abel/Madden drawing book and I knew the image was familiar so I did some digging around. Sure enough it's white girl Enid as black man Ed.

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