Last 12 November Stan Lee passed away. Lee was one of the most important authors in the history of comic books. He invented dozens of superheroes, such as The Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, the Hulk, Iron Man and the X-Men. He did not simply create new characters with special powers, he also made them relatable and three-dimensional. His work helped comics become a complex and respected art form.
Last October, the art world was both shocked and amused by Banksy’s latest prank: destroying one of his own paintings live during an auction. Banksy is a mysterious British underground street artist who uses his works to convey social and political messages. His art, which appears unexpectedly on city walls around the world, is deep, humorous and controversial.