Moonhead and the Music Machine

Andrew Rae's debut graphic novel is a humorous coming-of-age story with an unusual protagonist

Life’s tough enough for a teenage kid in high school, but when you’ve got a moon for a head, it’s even more difficult. Making his debut appearance in Moonhead and the Music Machine from graphic design haven Nobrow Press, protagonist Joey Moonhead has his head in the (sometimes literal) clouds, thanks to an active imagination that helps him endure everything from teasing to classes to …

This Is…

A new series that makes the subject of art accessible and less daunting with the help of illustrations

The new series “This Is…” from Laurence King delves into the lives of artists through text, photographs and illustrations. The project is the brainchild of Scottish art historian Catherine Ingram (who holds a PhD from Trinity College, Oxford and wrote her dissertation on Matisse), who authored the first three books in the series on Andy Warhol, Salvador Dalí and Jackson Pollock. For the first two, …

Steve Orlando: Undertow

A look at the Atlantean comic book series brimming with modern themes

“Comics are a beautiful medium. The combination of visual art and text engages both sides of your brain, causing you to retain more than from a similar story in other mediums,” shares writer Steve Orlando. This is certainly true of his latest series “UNDERTOW”—done in collaboration with artist/colorist Artyom Trakhanov and letterer/designer Thomas Mauer. Its engaging artistry is met with a riveting tale, sci-fi influences …