From great pain often comes great artwork. Such is the case with Manabu Ikeda‘s monumental Rebirth, a 13′ x 10′ masterpiece that the artist toiled over for 3.5 years, working 10 hours a day. It’s Ikeda’s largest work to date and is the Japanese artist’s response to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami that set off the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
If you’re looking for a few good laughs, check out Brainless Tales, a once-a-day comic by a man named Marcus. He calls it “weird daily art masquerading as a daily comic.” Search through his archives and you’ll find some hidden gems, especially when he sneaks in some internet/pop culture references.
From his website: “Cartoons and games are fun to make, but they also consume a great deal of time in their construction, like building a dam with sticks and beaver tails. I wanted some instant gratification for my pen work, and so Brainless Tales was born in 2007.
“Each comic is drawn with a Micron Pen on paper, then scanned into the computer, and modified as needed before moving to the website for your viewing pleasure.”