Thursday, June 30, 2011

online competition

There is no globally recognized logo for human rights. In order to find it, a global creative online competition with cash prizes and open to everyone is to be launched. Upload your submissions to, latest until 31st of July, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

short animation

A well designed short film and homage to painter Jackson Pollock, and to the history of painting in general. Dripped was directed by French animator Léo Verrier and produced at Paris-based ChezEddy.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Southwest Art Competition

The 2011 Artistic Excellence Competition, offers a chance to win cash and gain valuable exposure for your work.

The 13 winning artists will be published in the December 2011 issue of Southwest Art and on their website.

Deadline: August 1, 2011, Click here to enter online

Monday, June 13, 2011

Brian Wood's free artbook

Brian Wood, creator of the beautifully rendered graphic series DMZ, now offers a free download of the entire 132-page 'Public Domain 2' artbook on his website. For those who are not yet familiar with the series, there is a free download of DMZ issue #1 available at Vertigo/DC.

More of his work, including links to other comics can be found on his website,

Friday, June 10, 2011

Sergio Toppi

Italian cartoonist, Sergio Toppi, often gets referenced as a source of inspiration by artists all over the world.

After starting out in animation and advertising he began doing comics in the 60's. Toppi's works appeared on a host of titles in Italy and abroad: an incomplete list could include Linus, Corto Maltese, Sgt. Kirk and Il Giornalino in Italy. His strips were collected in several books.

He is currently working with the French publisher Mosquito, with which he has made 22 books since 1994.

A nice collection of his work on flickr

Toppi at Editions Mosquito

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

SCI-FI ART NOW brings together exciting talents in the world of sci-fi illustration. Artists from China and Singapore to the United States and Europe are represented in this volume, which focuses on the latest and most imaginative work being produced today. By analyzing how technique, tools, materials and media are applied to popular sub-genres such as Aliens, Spacecrafts and robots. Detailed review as usual at Parka-Blogs.