It’s rare to find a set of art that’s a combination of adorable, heartwarming, and humorous. Chris Gerringer, however, is here to start our weekend right, with over 20 illustrations of characters we’ve grown to love, bonding over some shared misfortune. The “I Know That Feel, Bro” series borrows its title from a meme made popular on the video game board on 4chan and, for better or worse, made its way out to Reddit, Tumblr, and just about every major social network.
Many of us grew up with the wacky, often rhyming, writing of a man under the mysterious pen name of Dr. Seuss. His worlds are whimsical and in between offers of green eggs and ham, cats that ruin homes, and more, there are some lessons we’ve taken to heart into our adult years. The poet, cartoonist and writer is known for bringing humor and joy to kids of all ages. Striking terror, on the other hand, is a series that has been passed from author to author for almost a hundred years. Batman, with his depressing origin and sinister rogue gallery is still one of DC Comics’ darker stories.
In the past, magazines and advertisements had a method of creating the difficult to near impossible without the use of software or photo manipulation. This method? Why, a simple stroke of the paint brush. Buzzfeed has collected a few great examples of photographs turned into illustrations for advertising.
The fascinating thing about each is how intricately the photo is staged to convey the result the artist wants to capture. When a beautiful outdoor swing scene isn’t available, the model poses in the exact position she would be when playing on a tree’s swing. A tiny makeshift slide takes the place of a park slide. When a car couldn’t be afforded in the background, an illustrator simply drew one into the staged scene.
New Yorkers, it’s time again for one of the most exciting celebrations of comic and cartoon history. On April 9th and 10th, MoCCA (the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art) is celebrating their tenth anniversary! They are known as the city’s prime resource for the rich history of comic books and cartoons. Home to some of the coolest artwork and illustration, this museum brings to light the names and faces behind the artwork, writing, and voices of our childhoods and, in many cases our adulthood.