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The Launch of Mark Stafford's Salmonella Smorgasbord
This week he launched the book at the London Cartoon Museum, with all sorts of folk in attendance, Garth Ennis, Roger Langridge, Oscar Zarate, Jason Atomic, Lucy Sullivan, Tim Pilcher, Ed Ilya, Paul Gravett, Tony Bennett, Jess Kemp, Zoom Rockman, David Hine, Rian Hughes and more, to celebrate Martl's glossy-papered achievement.  Here is his three-minute[...]
British Comics' Best Kept Secret, Mark Stafford, Has Something For You
Whatever 2023 brings in terms of doom and despondency, bringing Mark Stafford's Salmonella Smorgasbordinto the world may make up for a lot of it. #gallery-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-2 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-2 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ People aside from me who have backed the campaign include Gene[...]
Rian Hughes at Gosh Comics
Last night, Gosh Comics of Soho London hosted a signing/launch event for polymath comic creator/graphic designer/typographer Rian Hughes and his two first novels, XX and The Black Locomotive  both posted over the pandemic by Picador Shelly Bond asked for photos, so here they are, but I also bring video as well, from the publisher and Rian himself. And[...]
Rian Hughes Surates Sci-Fi Cover Collection
Rian Hughes is a comic book writer and artist, as well as a graphic designer/illustrator and typographer with all three careers rarely crossing He has distinct and separate reputations and fanbases in all three fields His recent books include Custom Lettering of the '20s and '30s, Soho Dives, Soho Divas, and XX: A Novel, Graphic[...]
Auto Draft
When we ran a little bit of hype on the upcoming novel by Rian Hughes, XX: A Novel, Graphic, we only had the UK cover to go on, but the Design Observer website has highlighted the American cover below, as part of an interview of Rian Hughes from a design and typographical perspective. #RianHughes Planning Second[...]
Grant Morrison Calls XX "The Best Genre Book Of The Last 25 Years"
Bleeding Cool featured an early version of XX: A Novel, Graphic by Rian Hughes a few years ago A monster of a tome, that reinvents prose by one of the true Renaissance Men of comic books, XX: A Novel, Graphic will finally be published by Picador in August Rian Hughes is a graphic designer, illustrator,[...]
When Rian Hughes Fixed The Marvel Logo
At the top, the earlier Marvel logo, in the middle, notes from comic book designer extraordinaire Rian Hughes, and at the bottom, the current Marvel logo. Did you notice? At the top, the earlier Marvel logo, in the middle, notes from comic book designer extraordinaire Rian Hughes, and at the bottom, the current Marvel logo. Did you[...]
When Rian Hughes Pitched Fifty Logos For DC Comics
Rian Hughes is known as one of the finest logo designers in comic books Just one of his many Rennaissance Man skills You can see his work on DC titles, Valiant and Forbidden Planet logos and plenty more. In 2002, quite without solicitation, he submitted almost 50 ideas for logos to DC Comics. Here they are… He also[...]
Checking In On Is She Available? By Igor Goldkind
From Igor Goldkind's Is She Available, art from Jeff Christensen, design by Rian Hughes We talked a lot about it here This is just one page.. And here is another spread with art just by Hughes. And the cover by Bill Sienkiewicz. As you can tell, Igor has plenty of friends… Available digitally now[...]
Tonight, Ask Rian Hughes Everything About Multiversity. He Won't Mind, Honest.
Tonight, Rian Hughes is appearing at Gosh Comics in London, on behalf of the centre for adult learning, City Lit. Hughes is well known for his design and advertising work, his typographical work and for his comics work, three spheres that oddly seldom cross. He drew Grant Morrison's Dare, he designed the Forbidden Planet logo as well[...]
Grant Morrison To Issue His Own Guide To Multiversity
I had a very nice chat in the pub a few weeks ago with Rian Hughes, the man who designed the Multiversity poster given away at San Diego Comic Con In it, he told me some of the decisions he made, how he decided which worlds would go where, how the designs were arrived to[...]
Valiant Announces New Series Focusing On The One Percent
Thwarted by the adventurers known as Archer & Armstrong at every turn, Valiant's own wolves of Wall Street then turned their attention to Occupy Wall Street…and we all know how that worked out! Now, in the wake of their greatest victory, a vicious new brand of One Percenter is about to rise to the top[...]
Rian Hughes' Logo For The Stan Lee Eagle Awards
  That's the new Rian Hughes-designed logo for the Stan Lee Eagle Awards, newly renamed and newly rebooted Long standing British comic book awards, which has had major ownership controversy over recent years, and has moved from the MCM Expo to the London Film And Comic Con (and picked up Stan Lee in the process), this[...]
Grant Morrison And Rian Hughes' The Key – A New Comic From The BBC
As part of their Freedom 2014 season, the BBC has commissioned a new webcomic from Grant Morrison and Rian Hughes, entitled The Key. It can be read in its entirety, here. It tells a wordless story, of freedom of action, of liberty, of thought and speech, entwined together with keys and the ideas of keys[...]
Exclusive – First Look At The Covers For Valiant's Rai #2
Here we see the covers by Raul Allen, Mico Suayan and the mask variant by Rian Hughes. RAI #2 Written by Matt Kindt Art by Clayton Crain Covers by Raul Allen and Mico Suayan Mask Cover by Rian Hughes Variant Covers by BART Sears and Paolo Rivera Discover the astonishing world of the 41st century! This summer, Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain's one-of-a-kind[...]
Things To Do In London In May If You Like Comics And Burlesque
Rian Hughes, Bleeding Cool's Jessica Kemp, Jessica Martin, Chrissie Nicholson-Wild of Curve Couture and more will be exhibiting together at the London Burlesque Fest forthe Big Burlesque Day Out in May 24th. Rian Hughes, best known for drawing Grant Morrison's Dare, designing the Forbidden Planet logo (and the current Valiant logo) as well as lots of[...]
From Batmobile To Burlesque – A Comic Book Diva
Rian Hughes' Batman story recently appeared in Batman: Black & White which featured an array of vehicles And he's chosen to share his Batmobile designs from the story with Bleeding Cool And that's not all… He's also recently released through Image Comics, his Soho Dives, Soho Divas book, featuring[...]
Getting A Feel For Comic Arts Brooklyn – Through Books And Pictures
Read "backwards", the images appear in tissue-paper overlay to create a wordless narrative of poetic intensity. I stopped by the Hic and Hoc table to check out their new release of a Humor title, but also found the first installment in the series and an "unsolved mysteries" book, Unknown Origins & Untimely Ends. I was late to[...]
The History of Foyles In Comic Book Form
When I went to the Image Duplicator exhibition in London last night, I also walked past Foyles, the classic London bookstore, who have taking the hoardings of nearby renovations and have used a number of cartoonists to tell their history as a strip… from the likes of Steven Appleby, John Miers, Karrie Fransman, Hunt Emerson,[...]
Rian Hughes' Rather Backwards Cover For Batman
From the Comica series of events last week, Rian Hughes' rather remarkable looking cover to his upcoming Batman comic for DC Comics. From the Comica series of events last week, Rian Hughes' rather remarkable looking cover to his upcoming Batman comic for DC Comics. From the Comica series of events last week, Rian Hughes' rather[...]
Rian Hughes' Burlesque Gallery And Introduction To Soho Dives, Soho Divas
Designer, cartoonist and comic creator extraordinaire Rian Hughes has created a series of portraits of London's burlesque performers, including sketches from life, graphic illustrations and paintings in a variety of media and styles Here is the introduction to Image Comics' upcoming Soho Dives, Soho Divas, for November. I'm sure that, like me, you're wary of unsolicited[...]
Rian Hughes Talks Through His Shadowman Logos
Yesterday, Bleeding Cool ran the motherlode of Rian Hughes alternatives for the new logo of Valiant Entertainment's Shadowman You can see them all here, but Rian asked if he could add his own take on the logo treatments He writes; As with the previous Valiant logos, the first stage was to look at the vintage versions[...]
Rian Hughes Looks Again At The New DC Logo
When Bleeding Cool broke the story of the new DC logo, we were able to ask comic book logo designer Rian Hughes what he thought, and he was rather complimentary. He's less complimentary now He writes; As I've mentioned, a good logo should first and foremost work "bare", preferably without any 3D rendering and Photoshop fanciness[...]
Rian Hughes Designs New Valiant Logo
Today, Valiant Entertainment launches their new logo, designed by Rian Hughes. I like it It's also reminiscent of Rian's most famous logo, for Forbidden Planet. Anyway, this is how it will look like on the cover of the criminally-under-ordered-and-likely-to-hit-$20-by-the-weekend-after-its-released X-O Manowar.   Today, Valiant Entertainment launches their new logo, designed by Rian Hughes. I like it[...]
Batgirl Logos That Could Have Been – Rian Hughes Designs For The New 52
Rian Hughes is best known by many as the artist on Grant Morrison's Dare But these days his influence is all around us, a specialist in design, logos, and commenrcial illustration Which happens to include a bunch of stuff for Marvel and DC He's also designed the logos for Forbidden Planet, Gosh Comics and Archaia[...]
Frank Quitely Creates Bookplate For Gosh Launch Of Nelson
Including work from Paul Grist, Ellen Lindner, Philip Bond, Sean Phillips, Glyn Dillon, Kate Brown, Rian Hughes, Jeremy Day, Warren Pleece, Duncan Fegredo, Posy Simmonds, Carol Swain, Roger Langridge… and so many more All telling one exquisite corpse of a story of one woman's life in the twentieth and twenty-first century. I've had a quick flick[...]
Nelson And Her Armada Of Fifty Four Creators
Paul Grist, Rob Davis, Woodrow Phoenix, Ellen Lindner, Jamie Smart, Gary Northfield, Sarah McIntyre, Suzy Varty, Sean Longcroft, Warwick Johnson–Cadwell, Luke Pearson, Paul Harrison–Davies, Katie Green, Paul Peart–Smith, Glyn Dillon, I.N.J.Culbard, John Allison, Philip Bond, D'Israeli, Simone Lia, Darryl Cunningham, Jonathan Edwards, Ade Salmon, Kate Charlesworth, Warren Pleece, Kristyna Baczynski, HARVEYJAMES, Rian Hughes, Sean Phillips[...]
Swipe File: Rian Hughes And Keeping Gotham Tidy
This is a T-shirt design by Rian Hughes for Forbidden Planet that became a little famous a couple of years ago. And this pretender from Shirtoid by Sevenhundred. In Swipe File we present two or more images that resemble each other to some degree They may be homages, parodies, ironic appropriations, coincidences or[...]
Bleeding Cool Stuff – Gaiman/McKean Stamps, Rian Hughes T-Shirts And Half Price Achtungs!
Who needs clothes, food, healthcare or paying the rent? Not when there are things that need accumulating!! 1) Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean's Royal Mail Mythical Creatures stamp set 2) Rian Hughes' Keep Gotham/Metropolis Tidy T-shirts 3) British War Comics collections at 45% Off Credit crunch? Recession? Depression? Nonsense, there's always money to spend on stuff Who needs[...]