Today on the site Rob Clough looks at the work of Jeremy Baum.
Jeremy Baum’s work to date represents that of an artist with a distinct visual style who is still finding his way as a storyteller. His comics and illustrations all revolve around the same set of subverted genre themes, as fantasy, conspiracy, and science fiction tropes are blended with his particular pet images. Specifically, Baum likes to draw variations on a particular female figure, one with bulbous, fleshy qualities. His women have pendulous breasts, long faces, big eyes, and huge teeth. Their fingers are long and spidery. Their bodies are frequently made into figures from the Tarot or Hindu mythology. His women are fairies, dryads, aliens, and goddesses, and their motivations are frequently hard to fathom. His work is deliberately enigmatic, inviting the reader to dwell on the image without spelling out its meaning.
The best news of the week is that Ron Rege Jr. is offering a new mini comic, this one a “cover” of a 1940s Wonder Woman story. I’ve seen glimpses of this on Instagram and it looks just phenomenal. Don’t miss it.
If you’re in San Francisco and REALLY into typography, go see Norman Hathaway interview Victor Moscoso about Moscoso’s radical typographic work.
Cartoonist Leah Wishnia, interviewed.
I’ve never seen this letter from Art Spiegelman about the lettering for foreign editions of Maus.
Speaking of documents, Sean Howe points us to a recent internet discovery of a Spider-Man-like predecessor.
Kate Beaton has finished her most recent comic. It’s typically excellent.
Fast Company profiles the new regime at Archie.