Babylon Falling is a massive tumblr collection of original scans of counter culture, hip hop, and underground comics papers and magazines. You can spend a long, satisfying time digging through the archive, or just go to the front page and use the drop down menus to sort by type of image or publication. An awesome effort. Above art is “The Time Has Come Today” by Gilbert Johnson for San Francisco Express Times (1968) from this post, and the featured image above that is here.
Get into Ping Zhu’s art over on her website, the blog, and the “ugly” drawings blog.
Antonio Bernal Romero painted hundreds of covers and other artwork for books with fantasy, science fiction, western, romance, religious and adventure themes. Aeron over at Monster Brains posted about his cool monster work on the covers of HORA T here. His source for these super scans is a blog that is a massive tribute to Bernal’s work: El arte de ANTONIO BERNAL ROMERO.
I like being smacked upside the visuals with fresh art feelings, thanks to Celyn Brazier’s illustrations and drawings on this blog and website I am experiencing this. Check out the blog. I know the options have been out there for a little while on this new blogspot layout, but what do you think about it? You can choose these different views, like “magazine,” or “mosaic.” A few of them look pretty good as free portfolios for artwork. I wonder if anyone would choose to start new blogs there because of the new layout options. It is sort of what Flickr did too. But Flickr is still kind of a pain in the butt to navigate. As far as I can tell based on looking at thousands of blogs a year, artists have generally been abandoning their blogger/blogspot blogs and heading to Tumblr for their blogging needs. Maybe Blogger still has more life in it. Maybe Flickr too, who knows?
Get into this artwork from Keith Negley on his website and blog, where you can also find a recent interview where Keith starts a new east coast/west coast rap battle just kidding Keith has no beef with either coast and it is an interesting read.
Hey, did you know that top-notch illustrator Grady McFerrin has a tumblr? He’s been updating it recently with some really stellar ink drawings. They’re loose and expressive and fun to look at.
And here’s his work gracing the cover of James Joyce’s Dubliners.