This marks the spot where the NPR “Radio Pictures” Tumblr once stood. We’ve rolled that and NPR’s Picture Show blog into something new — called Look At This. (If you followed either, don’t worry: Both spirits will live on here under one name.)
So what’s here? Not much at the moment,…
Go on and read the photo essay this short essay mentions in a link. Great people.
Occasionally, We Get Internal Pronunciation Emails
As we approach the Scottish referendum, may I please remind you that the correct pronunciation of Edinburgh is <ED-in-BURR-ah>
+++ if you are Scottish you can say ED-in-BRAH +++
However it is NOT a an animal’s den “–burrow” or a large lump of ice “-berg”
*We checked with Kevin before posting this.
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Related: The Answers To Your Questions on Scotland’s Independence Vote
Good to know!
The peaches we eat today look very little like the first peaches planted. We can thank the Chinese farmers who first domesticated the fruit for kicking off the millennia of breeding for perfection.
The Perfect Summer Peach Wasn’t Always So Rosy
Courtesy of Jose Chaparro/University of Florida
"Do I dare to eat a peach?" (T S. Eliot)
"Eat a Peach" (Allman Bros.)
This weekend, Eleanor Davis
and Ed Piskor
are going to rock Georgia’s lit festival in Decatur. Free to the public on Saturday, August 30th and Sunday, August 31st, the Decatur Book Festival is all over downtown Decatur. Eleanor
is giving a presentation along with Liz Prince and moderator Kerry Leibling at the ”How to Be Graphic”
panel on Saturday, August 30th
. A little less salty than it sounds, be at the Marriott Conference Center Ballroom A
promptly at 1:45pm
! (130 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, GA 30030) A book signing to follow.
Meanwhile, on Sunday Ed Piskor
has the Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 2 - Book Launch
at 5pm. Along with moderator Edward A. Hall, Piskor will talk about the jump hip-hop has made from legends to comic book panels. Join him at Marriott Conference Center Ballroom. (130 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, GA 30030)A book signing to follow.
So we’ll see you, DECATUR, this weekend!
Maureen Corrigan reviews the new graphic novel from Jules Feiffer:
The title, Kill My Mother, has about as much subtlety as a migraine, but Jules Feiffer isn’t going for subtlety in this, his first graphic novel. Instead, he’s going for ricocheting bullets, imploding nuclear families, knuckle sandwiches, booze, broads, and paranoia gone ballistic. In short, at the ripe old age of 85, Feiffer has returned to the seedy comic strips, hard-boiled novels and B movies of his youth: this time out, he’s going for noir.
I can’t wait to read the new book by the great Jules Feiffer. BUT - let the record show - this is NOT, as Corrigan states and the NYT Book Review cover story implied - this is not Feiffer’s first graphic novel. Ok, this may be his first historical GN, or some variation upon a historical, pulp, or detective graphic novel. But his 1980ish graphic novel Tantrum is one of my very favorites… It’s the cartoon saga of a fifty or sixty something guy who chooses to return to life as a little baby… With the dialogue and chutzpah of his real age. Don’t miss any Feiffer, any chance you get.
Holly Hill Florida, the first place shuffleboard was played on land in the USA, in 1913.
I miss shuffleboard. If anybody near Atlanta Ga knows a court, or a miniature golf course… I’ll take you on.
A comiXologist Recommends:
Jen Keith recommends Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland #1
Walking long-legged beds and menageries of strange creatures, a face in the moon and candy-made kids! Nemo is back and walking the dreamscape, however reluctantly, in Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland #1.
First published in the New York Herald in 1905, Winsor McCay’s celebrated strip Little Nemo in Slumberland is a classic. It’s been adapted into various media including an animated film in 1989 that, I admit, terrified me as a child. The story follows young Nemo’s fantastic adventures when called into Slumberland by King Morpheus. Here too is where we meet Nemo afresh as he’s commanded to become the playmate of Slumberland’s princess. However, it’s not easy to get to the land of dreams when all of your progress is lost upon falling out of bed.
Locke & Key's artist Gabriel Rodriguez’s (gr-comics) detailed architecture and stylization remains faithful to McCay’s art nouveau influences with decorative flourishes and nods to the original jaunty layouts. Meanwhile, writer Eric Shanower is a wonderful fit what with his work on Marvel’s Oz books; he’s no stranger to giving a great voice to kids finding themselves in bizarre new lands. This team works well together in bringing their own touch while keeping that quintessential Nemo look and feel. The story is a whimsical ride with surprises around every corner and as unpredictable as our own dreamtime escapades. Its unfettered pacing flows surreally as it never would in waking hours.
While sure to be a hit for all ages and a great jumping off point for new and old fans alike, if you need more journeys into imagination then try Marvel’s Figment.
Don’t wait for bedtime to explore dreamland when you join Nemo on his nightly romps through Slumberland. Happy reading and pleasant dreams!
[Read Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland #1]
Jen Keith is a Digital Editor at comiXology, comic artist, music addict, and could really use a nap herself right about now.
I don’t think I could come up with a better #comicsforyourkids pick to come out this week than this.
I read this remarkable pastiche today, and can recommend it wholeheartedly. If you love Little Nemo, Winsor McCay, or Eric Shanower, you will love this, too.
In the Trenches before Atlanta
Georgia Sunday Aug 21, 1864
The mail of yesterday brought me the tobacco you sent for which you will please accept my heartfelt thanks for your kindness. your letter I got 5 or 6 days since + would have answered it sooner, but I thought I would…
150 years ago…
This may seem a little bit irreverent in light of what is going on in Ferguson, I mention it because it seems to be a little bit indicative of a toxic mindset.
A while back, after seeing peaceful protests all over the world ignored by the supposedly leftist media, I wrote a comic book called the…
Good writing, Gail Simone!