Friday, March 10, 2017

New Wonder Woman movie poster

New music releases March 10, 2017: Fairport Convention; Valerie June; The Shins; Chris Difford, moreChris to the Mill by Chris Difford

Click the links to order CDs, vinyl or downloads from Amazon.

50:50@50 by Fairport Convention

The Order of Time by Valerie June

Heartworms by the Shins

The Best of the Skatalites

Chris to the Mill by Chris Difford

Pop Culture Roundup: Mondasian Cybermen; Eisner 100; Plastino's Peanuts

"Doctor Who" actor Peter Capaldi was a fan of the long-running show when he was a kid. And his favorite monsters growing up were the cloth-faced Mondasian Cybermen. Now he faces them in his final season as the Doctor.


Longtime comics artist/inker Dave Hunt died this week. Comics Beat has a tribute.

March 6 marked the 100th anniversary Will Eisner's birth. This news forum thread pays tribute the the cartoonist with a growing selection of highlights from his work on the Spirit and beyond.


Meanwhile, Four-Color Shadows remembers the Spirit, 1972.


Did you know Superman artist Al Plastino was once drafted to takeover "Peanuts" in the event Charles Schulz ever left the strip? Comic Book Resources shares a few of Plastino's never-published strips.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Pop Focus: Alan Aldridge, illustrated

British illustrator Alan Aldridge, who died Feb. 16, created a bevy of graphic artworks that will forever be associated with the late 1960s and early 1970s, including, perhaps, most famously, his book "The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics.

Pop Culture Safari readers are also likely familiar with Aldridge's cover art for The Penguin Book of Comics. He did a lot more besides.

Here is a selection of some of his best: