Saturday, July 28, 2007

The Plain Janes graphic novel

Have seen this around the web a lot recently so i thought I would check it out. The Plain Janes by Cecil Castellucci and illustrated by Jim Rugg is a graphic novel aimed at teenage girls. Even though that is not me any longer I still rather enjoyed it. I specifically enjoyed the P.L.A.I.N. (People Loveing Art In Neighborhoods) art pieces the 4 Janes created in their town. Though they were known as "art terrorists" it made me really wish that I had taken sculpture in college. Very cute and inspirational. "Art saves."

Good humored video from Bat for Lashes

If I directed music videos this is what i would hope to achieve and The Bird and the Bee video for "Again and Again".

Thursday, July 26, 2007

This is so hilarious you guys. Wanna start a tournament? check it!

Faceball Promo from Face Ball and Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Darjeeling Limited

I was pleasantly suprised this morning to come across the trailer for the new Wes Anderson movie. He's my favorite director so there was some screaming involved. Check it out, very colorful. Unlike some of his previous movies this one is coming out in September not December! It will be interesting to see how Adrien Brody fits into Wes Anderson's world.

The Items We Carry

Came across an interesting flickr group containing photos of the items people carry around with them on their person or in their purse/bag whatever. Pretty interesting.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Wrongboy's History of Earth

My friend gave me this book last year for my birthday. I just pulled it out again, because I enjoyed it so much. I didn't really know anything about the author because she had gotten this in London. I finally did some research today and he has a website! The author's name is Will Bishop-Stephens and just recently graduated with an MA from the Royal College of Art in 2006. I believe this is his first book but there is a lot of stuff on his website, including some short films. One point of interest for me concerning the book is the fact that tapirs are involved. The tapir is my favorite animal. Besides that, the drawings are great and the book is just down right hilarious. I hope to see more from him :)

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Ink Engine Issue One in stores now!

You may or may not have noticed the new information on the right hand side of the page. Ink Engine is now in stores! Currently you can find it at Big Brain Comics and Arise! Bookstore, both in Minneapolis.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Ads of the World

Ads of the World is a great website that features advertising from all of the world. Think Archive magazine but free.

(Via Design Forum)

The Making of Ink Engine Issue One

About two weeks ago a few of us got together to make 100 copies of our first issue. This is how it went!
Sewing the binding!

Tacking to the back sheet!

Ready for their bags!

In they go!

All the extra goodies going in!

Final Product!

Twin Cities Zine Fest This Weekend!

Come see us this weekend at the Twin Cities Zine Fest. We will have Issue One of Ink Engine for sale and also some other goodies including the mini matchbook notebooks below. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, July 14 11am - 5pm
Sunday July 15 12 - 4pm
Stevens Square Center for the Arts, 1905 3rd Avenue South

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


I found this little gem on youtube awhile ago. The track is from MC Paul Barman's "Paullelujah" release. Good stuff.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The Wind

This have been blowing around the blogosphere lately as well. Love it!

Inside Out Teddy Bears

This has been all over the web the last week or so but in case you missed it.... Ken Rogowski has taken teddy bears and turned them inside out. He currently has a show at the Foley Gallery and a recently published book of this work. See some images and an interview here.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Adrian Tomine

Adrian Tomine is one of my favorite illustrators/graphic novelists. He is known for his comic Optic Nerve, doing illustration for the New Yorker and other commercial work. His line work and color choices are very distinctive. The newest edition of Optic Nerve #11 just came out in March. Check out some of his work here.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

An Oldie But A Goodie

I've finally gotten around to watching season 5 of Six Feet Under. I've always admired the opening credits, created by Digital Kitchen. So I thought I would share it here with you.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Welcome to the Ink Engine Zine Blog!

This is where you will find blog posts of all kinds from the creators and contributors of the Ink Engine Zine. Issue One is completed. Visit us at the Twin Cities Zine Fest July 14-15 at the Stevens Square for the Arts in Minneapolis to pick up your copy!