Weekend pop art: “Icons Unmasked” by Alex Solis playfully reveals the real identities of cartoon icons

  Oh how I love someone who thinks creatively out of the box. In this case, it’s immensely clever artist Alex Solis who wondered what really lay behind the faces of some of animation’s most recognisable faces. His artistic musings resulted in Icons Unmasked, which pulls back the veneer to Continue Reading

Weekend Pop Art: The Moomins get their otherworldly freak on with Ingella Hallberg’s The Moomin Project

  One of the loveliest parts of my childhood was spending countless hours immersed in the Moomintroll (Swedish: Mumintroll) books written by Swedish-speaking Finnish writer and illustrator Tove Jansson. What was so lovely about the books was the way the very family-minded Moomins ended up including an idiosyncratically-eclectic group of other characters Continue Reading

Weekend pop art: Mark Hammill is hilariously brilliant at signing Star Wars trading cards

  We’ve all had something signed by someone fantastically famous at one point or another. Whether it’s a book signing – in my case Hilary St. John Mandel autographing her book Station Eleven at this year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival – or a Comic-Con line-up to have photos signed the stars of Continue Reading