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How ‘Frida’ director Carla Gutierrez rediscovered material about the iconic Mexican artist – The Mercury News

Documentary filmmaker Carla Gutierrez still remembers the moment her obsession with Mexican artist Frida Kahlo began more than two decades ago. “I hadn’t seen her art until I was a freshman in college,” says Gutierrez, a film editor who makes her directorial debut with the new documentary “Frida.” “Then I found one piece, one painting in a book in the library. “It was of her standing between the United States and Mexico,” she says. “You can see her full body – we actually use that painting in the film. And I was a pretty…

Peruvian Artist On New Album ‘Espíritu’

In 2021, Alejandro “A. Chal” Salazar walked away from everything he thought he always wanted.  Up until then, the Peruvian-born singer-songwriter and producer had spent three years signed to Epic Records under Sony Music. He established his hazy, rap-meets-R&B sound on bilingual releases like 2016’s Welcome to Gazi, 2017’s On Gaz, and 2018’s Exotigaz, his first under Epic. Quickly, people got to know him as a forward-thinking, inventive new voice, leading to features with French Montana and ASAP NA$T.…

Famed storyteller and artist Akira Toriyama dies at 68 – Destructoid

Various outlets are reporting that the influential creator of Dragon Ball and character designer for games like the Dragon Quest series and Chrono Trigger, Akira Toriyama, died on March 1 of a subdural hematoma. You’d be hard-pressed to find a game developer in Japan who wasn’t influenced by Toriyama in some way. His work on Dr. Slump and Dragon Ball has pervaded the culture there and even found popularity in the West. Because of this recognition, he was tapped to design the characters for Dragon Quest (Dragon Warrior in…

Dragon Ball, Dr. Slump Manga Artist Was 68

Akira Toriyama, the Japanese manga artist who created the incredibly popular Dragon Ball and Dr. Slump series, has died. He was 68. Toriyama died March 1 from an acute subdural hematoma, the official Dragon Ball website revealed on Friday and that his funeral was already held by close relatives. “He has left many manga titles and works of art to this world. Thanks to the support of so many people around the world, he has been able to continue his creative activities for over 45 years,” a statement on…

This Comic Artist Has A Knack For Surprising People With Twisted Endings (41 New Pics)

Ryan Pagelow stands out as a unique voice in the world of webcomics, particularly through his creation series, Buni comics. His work is a good blend of cute visuals and dark humor, often featuring animals, vegetables, fruits, and more in scenarios that start off seemingly innocent but take unexpected and humorous twists.Pagelow's approach to storytelling is especially notable for its reliance on visuals rather than text, making his comics accessible and relatable across language barriers. With a commitment to exploring…

Artist Used AI To Create 10 Unbreakable Costumes: They Look Hilarious

Imagine suiting up every day in what can only be described as a cross between a spacesuit and a superhero ensemble. Your entire body is swathed in layers of fabric, encased in a cocoon that promises protection from any kind of threat. Be it exposure to germs, risk of falling, and even fires—this unbreakable costume can protect you from anything.Well, you don’t have to imagine because AI did it for you. Creative photographer and AI artist, Adas Vasiliauskas used AI to imagine the whackiest, zaniest costumes that look…

Artist Makes Comics With Unexpected Endings For Those With A Darker Sense Of Humor (34 New Pics)

If you’re in need of some entertainment right before the weekend, we've got you covered! We're serving up a dose of excellent, sometimes dark humor by none other than Sean Berthiaume and his series "Deliberately Buried Comics." If you missed our previous posts featuring this artist’s work, you should definitely check them out now.Sean is known for his peculiar sense of humor. As he told us during our interview: “I saved a magic goblin from a bear trap in the woods and as a reward, he promised me modest cartooning…

Boylesque review – tender portrait of drag artist who refuses to grow old gracefully | Film

Still sorely underexplored on screen, the autumnal years of queer life are vibrantly explored in Bogna Kowalczyk’s lively and moving portrait of 82-year-old drag artist Andrzej Szwan, who goes by the name Lulla La Polaca on stage. Living in Poland, a country riddled with anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, Andrzej brings a pop of colour to the concrete, Soviet-build apartment block where he lives alone.As Lulla, Andrzej represents a bridge of knowledge between older and younger generations of the queer community. Andrzej talks of…

44 Times Old Dolls Got Another Life And Down-To-Earth Look By This Artist

Tree Change Dolls is a unique project created by Sonia Singh, an artist from Tasmania. The project focuses on recycling old and forgotten dolls, giving them a new down-to-earth style. Sonia works with popular Bratz Dolls, completely transforming their appearance to a more natural look, free from exaggerated makeup and excessive glam. These revitalized dolls are then sold in Sonia's Etsy shop, bringing joy to their new owners.Scroll down to see the latest dolls created by this Tasmanian artist. If you’re interested in…

Artist Creates Humorous Comics That Retail Workers And Regular People Might Relate To (50 New Pics)

Get ready to dive into the retail world with Stephen Beals' latest "Adult Children" comics! If you've ever worked in customer service or just wondered what goes on behind the scenes, you're in for a treat. Stephen's witty humor brings everyday life situations in the retail sector to the forefront, shedding light on the struggles, interactions, and absurdities that retail workers face.The artist started drawing comics as a way to unwind after work, turning everyday frustrations into funny art. Today, we bring you a fresh…