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Several people sent me links to “dog philosophy”, this great comic about the nature of dogs from threepanelsoul.com. It seems to be taking the world of great comics about nature of dogs by storm, as well it should. I’d never … Continue reading
As I get my notes organized to write about the Magritte early works I saw at the Art Institute last week, here’s a favorite later work of his that hangs in the regular galleries where photography is allowed. “The Banquet” … Continue reading
(I’m a great admirer of Teddy Roosevelt, as a person iif not always as a politician, and I’m really looking foward to the new Ken Burns documentary. Image via Pinterest, which is my new Internet timewaster of choice. Find me … Continue reading
Been reading way too many juvenile novels about madcap schoolgirls by Angela Brazil (pronounce “Brazzle”) recently. They’re ripping tales all round, of course, filled with rags, dormitory beanos and playing up at cricket for the honor of the school, and … Continue reading
It’s very strange to note that I have been keeping this blog for more than two years and have never mentioned one of my favorite cartoonists: Roz Chast. The cover of this week’s New Yorker gives me a good excuse … Continue reading
Today we have a self portrait of surrealist artist and photographer Man Ray in an improvised turban decorated with what appears to be a dried starfish. He looks like he’s dressed as a mystic or a swami for a costume … Continue reading
Or, if you prefer, the amazing Latvian bug armoire. Yes, it’s a gorgeous handcarved piece of furniture with a giant beetle on the front of it. This is unrelentingly awesome. We all knew the Baltic nations were cool, but the … Continue reading
One of life’s great annoyances for any artist is to discover another artist who is doing the same thing you are, except much better. So you can imagine how I felt when this image rolled across my tumblr horizon:This little … Continue reading
Don Moyers is an artist working in an esoteric but delightful medium found somewhere where comics meets ceramics. Or where cheesy science fiction/pop culture tropes meet traditional Chinese export art, if you are thinking thematically. Whatever it is, his “Calamityware” … Continue reading