We’ve been thinking a lot about Art Spiegelman lately, in part because the comic artist’s first major Paris retrospective recently opened at Centre Pompidou, the city’s biggest modern art museum. The exhibition, entitled Art Spiegelman: Co-Mix, spans the artist’s 45-year career and contains over 400 original cartoons, sketches, book and magazine covers, and other Spiegelman ephemera (check out a few early photos of the exhibit at Angoulême, where it originated, here). Though Spiegelman is perhaps best known for Maus, his Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic memoir, he’s also created countless covers for The New Yorker, where he worked for ten years, founded the famous underground comics magazine RAW with his wife Françoise Mouly, and had his hand in hundreds of other projects. We’ve been fans of the cartoonist since we were kids, so we decided to take the opportunity to do our own totally incomplete, biased mini-retrospective of some of the artist’s illustrations and projects. Click through to check out a few images from Spiegelman’s enormous body of work, and if you can’t make it to Paris, have no fear — the exhibition will hit Cologne, Vancouver, and New York in the coming months. … Read More
Everyone knows that Eddie Murphy hasn’t helmed a good piece of cinema since Boomerang circa 1992. (Sorry Murphy: Dreamgirls and the Shrek movies don’t count.) That’s why the recent announcement that the Beverly Hills Cop franchise is being madeover by Brett Ratner with a darker edge, has got us excited. The movie will be a sequel to original 1984 film, discarding the story lines of the second and third flicks.
In that same spirit, we’ve selected five classic Murphy moments to commemorate his hopeful return to the… Read More