Drawing with the Wrong Hand: The Work of John Atkinson
John Atkinson, a cartoonist from Ottawa, Ontario, draws with the wrong hand. Read more about his process — and take a peek at his work, which you’ve likely seen around the web or in the…
Funny pop music diagrams
I love humorous graphics that diagram pop music songs. Up top is a favorite of mine from cartoonist John Atkinson called “Anatomy of songs,” which he posted on his Wrong Hands blog in July 2014. The pop music portion appears to have been inspired by an Internet meme that first cropped up online about three years ago on Reddit and elsewhere. It showed a modern pop song interspersed with rapper Pitbull saying weird things. Pitbull is an easy target and has been parodied quite often online…
Anatomy of Even More Songs, An Insightful Comic That Gets to the Core of Specific Musical Genres
“Anatomy of Even More Songs” is an insightful follow-up comic by “Wrong Hands” cartoonist John Atkinson that gets to the hilarious core of specific
Musicmap | The Genealogy and History of Popular Music Genres
Musicmap provides the ultimate genealogy of all popular music genres and combines any information regarding music genres and history in one dynamic map
What would you include in your version of pop history?
Caspar Llewellyn Smith: In the first of a seven-part series about the history of modern music Guardian and Observer writers have picked out what they think are the 50 key moments in the story of pop. But we want to hear from you about who and what else we might have chosen
The Dark Science of Pop Music
Record companies are tracking download and search data to predict which new songs will be hits. This has been good for business—but is it bad for music?
Genealogy of Pop/Rock Music
Reebee Garofalo's Genealogy of Pop/Rock Music chart has been praised by scholars and fans alike. The chart chronicles the growth and development of pop/rock music and its top selling artists. Covering the time period from 1955 to 1978, more than 700 artists and 30 styles of music are mapped in currents flowing from left-to-right. For each performer, the length of time that he/she remained a major hit maker is provided. The overlapping streams allow you to compare the longevity and influence…