12 Retro Illustrations and 7 Tongue Twisting Limericks

American illustrator, designer and author Lou Brooks creates retro comic art that touches upon today's relevant topics. His polished pop art has been featured on the front covers of Time and Newsweek. Brooks learned to draw mostly by copying newspaper comics and cites comic books and television shows as some of his earliest sources of inspiration. Self-taught, Brooks is an avid reader who brings a storytelling style to his incredibly creative work.

Most recently, Brooks released a book called Twimericks, a slim collection of lighthearted verse where Brooks fuses limericks and tongue twisters to create thirty "twimericks." See preview pages of his book below, after viewing his clever retro illustrations.


Lou Brooks

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Comment by Tiffany Adventure on December 3, 2010 at 5:52am
love the retro comic art! thank you for posting this. humorous and visually inspiring.
Comment by Casper Moerkerk on October 29, 2010 at 2:26pm
As a huge fan of Roy Lichtenstein's work (mosly from in the mid-sixties), I immediately recognised his style in these works. The first picture reminded me of this one from Lichtenstein: http://www.leninimports.com/roy_lichtenstein_gallery_1.jpg

I can understand that you are inspired by some artists, but in my opinion he has copied Lichtenstein too much. I think that's too bad cause the images looks great and you can see he's a good illustrator, if just he gave more of a personal twist to those Lichtenstein-like works I could appreciate them more.
Comment by Laura P on October 25, 2010 at 12:21pm
I love the little limericks. Though I couldn't say the toucan one without stumbling..

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