Ultraviolet
Probably not... this style of art has become increasingly popular in professional illustration. It's inspired by a movement among European comics artists as a deliberate rejection of modern "American" comics that are incredibly detailed and spectacularly colored thanks to skilled use of sophisticated illustration/ graphics software. What these European artists choose to forget is American …More
Probably not... this style of art has become increasingly popular in professional illustration. It's inspired by a movement among European comics artists as a deliberate rejection of modern "American" comics that are incredibly detailed and spectacularly colored thanks to skilled use of sophisticated illustration/ graphics software. What these European artists choose to forget is American comics were already using simple lines and desaturated "flat" colors back in the 1940s.

Back then it was necessary because of the technical limitations in reproducing art and mass-printing it (in color) cheaply. The European artists who inspired this movement are behaving like any other bunch of hipsters and rebelling against the present by "re-discovering" the past.

The staff at the New Yorker, ever the pretentious Europhiles, are simply playing catch-up.
George T
This is a symbol of our times. The world is an absolute mess, just like this apartment. But most people choose to ignore it with modern bread ( drugs) and circuses ( internet). It may be dark, but it's accurate.
CatMuse
Living the lie!
Louis IX
I remember when at least the New Yorker had good art on the cover.
AngelusMaria
No need to be racist 😉