The “most recent” sorting on tumblr is weird, but otherwise I probably wouldn’t have seen this piece from 2014.
For Valentine’s Day earlier this week, writer Kid Toussaint (Magic 7) posted this image by his frequent collaborator Chris Evenhuis (Killing Time, Wynonna Earp) to Twitter and Facebook, from a one-shot that didn’t get picked up:
Toussaint writes in the comments: “Sometimes the publishers ask you for something unusual, that ultimately doesn’t go ahead… it was very good, though. […] They were very nice about it (these things happen), so no hard feelings. Just a shame, since we were having fun. […] Unusual attitude for Spirou, but it all made sense in the script. (Spoiler: It was a clone.)” The piece is inspired by the home video cover for the classic film noir Kiss Me Deadly (1955).
Thanks to Alexis Seny for the tip!
From last year’s Inktober:
Joseph Cooper is an American comics artist who has worked on titles for Valiant and DC.
Francis Portela studied and teaches at the Escola de Cómic Joso in Barcelona, and has worked on American comics from DC, Marvel and Valiant.
Exem (Emmanuel Excoffier) is a Swiss artist in the ligne claire style, most active in poster work. For Fumetto, the International Comix-Festival Lucerne 2013, he was artist in residence, working in public in the Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern, for which he created this promotional poster. (The artist dropping his pages in the foreground is a self-portrait. Pictures from the event here.)
Inktober is a drawing challenge where artists try to make one ink drawing a day throughout October, following some general prompt. This year’s prompt for Day 27 was “creepy”, though I have to say I don’t really see it (probably some artists just ignore the prompts and draw whatever they like):
Nacho’s fanart was featured here before.
Zyklotrop is the German name of Zorglub, so Lekno Portolkyz is “Uncle Zorglub” in German zorglingo.