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whatever you’d call comics that start with the understanding that I’m walking down the street and hear a few seconds of conversation

whatever you’d call comics that start with the understanding that I’m walking down the street and hear a few seconds of conversation

Hey-o, it’s new comics!  Click on ‘em and go read ‘em! 

Hey-o, it’s new comics!  Click on ‘em and go read ‘em! 

russian-style:

Prince Grigory Gagarin - Portrait of the officer of the Caucasus corps, 1844-1855.
Prince Gagarin was an amateur painter who made a lot of oriental paintings during his travels.  Also he was a friend of Lermontov (he followed him in exile to Caucasus). 

Prince Casual 

russian-style:

Prince Grigory Gagarin - Portrait of the officer of the Caucasus corps, 1844-1855.

Prince Gagarin was an amateur painter who made a lot of oriental paintings during his travels.  Also he was a friend of Lermontov (he followed him in exile to Caucasus). 

Prince Casual 

discardingimages:

butt-licking cat
see original here
Book of Hours, Lyon, ca. 1505-1510.
Lyon, BM, Ms 6881, fol. 30r

Come for the butt licking cat, stay for all else.  Follow Discarding Images, you will enjoy.

discardingimages:

butt-licking cat

see original here

Book of Hours, Lyon, ca. 1505-1510.

Lyon, BM, Ms 6881, fol. 30r

Come for the butt licking cat, stay for all else.  Follow Discarding Images, you will enjoy.

historicaltimes:

A Corporal from the Royal Canadian Regiment leads members of the Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Club in training, 1928
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Riverdance to the Stanley Cup, the Toronto way

historicaltimes:

A Corporal from the Royal Canadian Regiment leads members of the Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Club in training, 1928

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Riverdance to the Stanley Cup, the Toronto way

I loved that portrait so much I made them take our picture with it
and then I married it
no I didn’t
(but I would)

I loved that portrait so much I made them take our picture with it

and then I married it

no I didn’t

(but I would)

This party alone, this party forever

(Source: ballads.bodleian.ox.ac.uk)

koyamapress:

Rob Clough has reviewed our kid-and-kitten-friendly comics A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories by John Martz and Cat Dad, King of the Goblins by Britt Wilson.

ON A CAT NAMED TIM AND OTHER STORIES

“I tested the book on my five-year-old daughter to see if she could follow it (she’s just learning to read), and the way that Martz continually subverted audiences expectations led to laugh after laugh … Martz’s cartooning rhythm is so steady that even an inexperienced reader could pick up on how to follow it.” — Rob Clough, High-Low


ON CAT DAD, KING OF THE GOBLINS


“Once the adventure starts, the book’s pacing is breathless. That said, the brightness of the colors and Wilson’s rendering skills give the book a flamboyant decorative quality that nonetheless doesn’t interfere with the book’s pacing. The reader is encouraged to stop and take a look around, but not for too long.”  
— Rob Clough, High-Low

Check out the full reviews here!

I love telling you guys about these books because they are, on top of being excellent for kids, made by some of my most talented and nicest friends in all of comics: John Martz, Britt Wilson, and Annie Koyama and her publishing team.  Koyama Press is in my studio, and John comes by often, and Britt’s desk is next to mine.  There are a lot of nooks and crannies in the Toronto comics scene, and I’m right at home in this one.  Even if Britt threatens to fart at me sometimes, but hey, two can play at that game, Britt.

I want cable knit sweaters to be something they are not 

I want cable knit sweaters to be something they are not 

Drama died at the bus stop 

Drama died at the bus stop 

take that to the grave

take that to the grave

ladyhands

ladyhands

beatonna:

Here is a sketch comic I made called Ducks, in five parts.
Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five
Ducks is about part of my time working at a mining site in Fort McMurray, the events are from 2008.  It is a complicated place, it is not the same for all, and these are only my own experiences there.  It is a sketch because I want to test how I would tell these stories, and how I feel about sharing them.  A larger work gets talked about from time to time.  It is not a place I could describe in one or two stories.  Ducks is about a lot of things, and among these, it is about environmental destruction in an environment that includes humans.  Thank you for taking the time to read it.
-Kate

I am reblogging Ducks to send you the link to Todd Korol’s photo series on the Alberta oil sands.  It even comes with a scarecrow.  My sketches are very loose, and suggest things that are bigger, but it is something else to see them, and it is rare for me to see a set of images that evokes the place so clearly.  I think it is a good compliment to getting a bigger picture.  (Link)

beatonna:

Here is a sketch comic I made called Ducks, in five parts.

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Part Five

Ducks is about part of my time working at a mining site in Fort McMurray, the events are from 2008.  It is a complicated place, it is not the same for all, and these are only my own experiences there.  It is a sketch because I want to test how I would tell these stories, and how I feel about sharing them.  A larger work gets talked about from time to time.  It is not a place I could describe in one or two stories.  Ducks is about a lot of things, and among these, it is about environmental destruction in an environment that includes humans.  Thank you for taking the time to read it.

-Kate

I am reblogging Ducks to send you the link to Todd Korol’s photo series on the Alberta oil sands.  It even comes with a scarecrow.  My sketches are very loose, and suggest things that are bigger, but it is something else to see them, and it is rare for me to see a set of images that evokes the place so clearly.  I think it is a good compliment to getting a bigger picture.  (Link)

Exhibitionism: Fashion Fantasies – Fashion Plates and Fashion Satire 1775-1925
This blog post has a great deal of delightful satirical pictures to browse

Exhibitionism: Fashion Fantasies – Fashion Plates and Fashion Satire 1775-1925

This blog post has a great deal of delightful satirical pictures to browse

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gailsimone:

I have been asking Kate Beaton to draw a Red Sonja cover for the monthly book since issue one. Since she hasn’t done a lot of covers, she was the ONLY female artist we asked who (reluctantly) turned us down.
I think she has agreed to do one if time permits, and she sent this on Twitter to hold us over and I just love it. Kate, you are awesome!

I picked up Red Sonja vol. 1 yesterday and read it cover to cover.  I hadn’t really read the comics when I drew this doodle, but it was a super fun (and violent and all the rest) read!  

gailsimone:

I have been asking Kate Beaton to draw a Red Sonja cover for the monthly book since issue one. Since she hasn’t done a lot of covers, she was the ONLY female artist we asked who (reluctantly) turned us down.

I think she has agreed to do one if time permits, and she sent this on Twitter to hold us over and I just love it. Kate, you are awesome!

I picked up Red Sonja vol. 1 yesterday and read it cover to cover.  I hadn’t really read the comics when I drew this doodle, but it was a super fun (and violent and all the rest) read!