The Digital Comic Museum is an invaluable online resource that features over 15,000 full-issue scans of comic books from the 1940s and 50s. The scans are uploaded by a wide variety of contributors, and although the quality varies, most are clean and true to the originals (i.e., not too much touch-up). There’s a giant array of […]
I’m judging the cover category for the 2019 Alberta Magazine Awards. These awards honor the best magazines from Alberta and Western Canada. There’s a vibrant publishing scene in Alberta, including some outstanding indie magazines. More information on the Alberta Magazine Awards and a look at some of the magazines here.
The Berkeley Tribe was an underground newspaper published in Berkeley, California from 1969-1972. It was founded by striking staff of the Berkeley Barb, another alternative paper. The Tribe was published weekly, with most copies being sold by vendors on the street. The covers and inside pages were hard-hitting, graphic, and featured provocative illustrations and cartoons. […]
Jock was a New York City-oriented sports magazine that published eight issues in 1969 and 1970 before folding. The magazine was run and edited by Mickey Herskowitz. I haven’t been able to track down the name of Jock‘s art director, but from the little I’ve seen of inside pages, the magazine featured bold photographs and […]
[On August 31, 2018, The Village Voice announced it was suspending all editorial operations. Although its last print edition was published late last year, The Voice had continued publishing in an online format. A version of this story originally appeared on the Society of Publication Designers website to commemorate the final print issue of The […]
The Folio: Eddies and Ozzies Awards celebrate the best in print and digital magazine editorial and design. This year the awards will take place on October 9 in New York City. I will be presenting a number of the over 200 awards of excellence at the event.
[This interview originally appeared as part of the Society of Publication Designers “First Love,” series, “where creatives tell SPD the first magazine they fell in love with.”] Robert Newman: Ramparts was the first magazine I ever bought that wasn’t Mad, Creepy, or a comic book. Almost 50 years later, I still have that issue and I still draw on […]
Foliomag.com asked seven magazine art directors for their picks for the best magazine covers of the past six months. Here’s mine: Essence March, 2018 Creative Director: Ronda Thompson Issue Editor: Vanessa DeLucca My favorite cover this year (at least so far) was the Essence March 2018 split-run newsstand edition in advance of the Black Panther movie (Essence did a […]
I’m moderating a panel discussion at the ICON10 Illustration Conference in Detroit, on July 14. The panel is When Worlds Collide: The State of Freelance Illustration. Three very smart people—Robert Hunt (illustrator), Vandana Taxali (lawyer and art agent) and Marti Golon (art director) will solve the problems of the illustration world in 30 minutes on […]
I’m honored to be a judge for the Florida Magazine Association’s 2018 Charlie Awards, showcasing the best Florida media. The judging is during the month of May, and awards will be announced at the Florida Media Conference on August 10 in Orlando.