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  1. Robert M. Ball

    Robert M. Ball is an illustrator, designer, and comic artist who creates an array of work for clients, from book covers to calendars to posters. He has a knack for producing images in popular culture, from his Beautiful Death series and Game of Thrones commissions.

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  2. Art, Animal, Essence: The Drawings of Charley Harper

    “To this day, animals are my guides to distant lands and fantastic realms beyond my urban experience and human reality.” Isaac Yuen describes drawing animals as a child and explores his favorite nature illustrations from the late Ohio artist Charley Harper.

    Animals
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    Illustration by Myfanwy Tristram
  5. We Laughed, We Cried, We Felt: The Posts We Loved in 2016

    Curl up with some tea and a comfy blanket, and revisit our favorite reads.

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  6. Sketch and repeat

    “Before they were published, they were just scribbles in a sketchbook.” New Yorker cartoonist Drew Dernavich shares the process from sketch to caption to publication.

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    Art by Drew Dernavich
  7. The Geography of Connection

    “There’s a lot happening in the world right now that would lead us to believe how disconnected we are from each other — but if this map says anything, I believe it’s that connection is real, alive, and important to us all.” Candace Rose Rardon illustrates a map of her readers’ travel stories.

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    Map by Candace Rose Rardon
  8. Mathematical Alternatives to the Electoral College: A Webcomic

    Pondering the 2016 US presidential election, Ben Orlin’s signature stick figures wonder about other, mathematically fairer ways to determine who wins.

    Comics
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    Sketch by John Hofman
  11. Back To Basics With Art and Illustration

    “Once you let go of any judgement and faithfully transport what’s in your mind onto the page, that’s when you discover who you really are.” Writer and illustrator Millie Ho candidly describes her creative process.

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  12. Mansfield and Me: Sarah Laing on Comics, Her Graphic Memoir, and New Zealand

    Acclaimed New Zealand fiction writer and comic artist Sarah Laing chats about her graphic memoir, Mansfield and Me.

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    Photos and artwork in this post are courtesy of Sarah Laing, Let Me Be Frank.
  13. Full Frontispiece

    Why judge a book by its cover when you can use the frontispiece instead? Illustrations and humor, pulled up from the depths of literary history.

    Books
  14. How One Math Teacher Engages Students through Humor (and Bad Drawings)

    Whether you’re going back to school or graduated years ago, you’ll enjoy this stick-figure-filled conversation with Math with Bad Drawings blogger and UK-based math teacher Ben Orlin.

    Education
  15. The Past Is Gone: A Poem

    “Silence makes music / perceptible; perhaps / sadness makes life.” Words and images come together on The Doodling Poet’s blog, like this poem on the creative power of sadness.

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