Meet Jordan Mang-osan. The Filipino “pyrography” artists creates some truly stunning portraits and landscapes using nothing but a magnifying glass to sear images into planks of wood. His work is currently for sale through the online retail store, Fine Art of America, but you can see more of his art up-close here. (No ants were harmed during the creation of this post) ... Discuss
The reclusive creator of the beloved comic strip Calvin and Hobbes returned to the funny pages for the first time since 1995, surprising his fans around the world. Over the weekend, it was revealed that the one and only Bill Watterson had guest-illustrated a series of comics (that ran from June 4-7 ) for the syndicated series Pearls Before Swine, through the perspective of a young, imaginative girl named Libby.
In typical Watterson fashion, he made Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis promise that he wouldn’t reveal the collaboration until after the series ran. Pastis wrote on his blog, “It was the hardest secret I’ve ever had to keep,” and told The Washington Post how difficult it was to edit a legend like Watterson: “Like telling Michelangelo: David’s hands are too big.” You can go here to see the entire Watterson series. Enjoy, because it may very well be another 20 years before new Watterson comics are ever published ... Discuss