Exist Yesterday.

Jul 30

Alfons Figueras, cartoon from his “Shock” series which ran in various venues around the world, early 70s.

Alfons Figueras, cartoon from his “Shock” series which ran in various venues around the world, early 70s.

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Postulant: The recurrent and extensively-treated motif of imposture in Wodehouse novels is (yes a standard plot device in farce but also) a means of literalizing the agony of social interaction for those who always feel they have to impersonate themselves.

Anonymous said: question, do you have the 8 page of Amnesia by Al Columbia? I'm looking for the final and i can't find it

I don’t even know what that is.

Jul 29

mercurialblonde:

Holy shit. Tezuka doing Beardsley


!!!

mercurialblonde:

Holy shit. Tezuka doing Beardsley

!!!

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unitedstatesofno said: if I want to get better at drawing, what should I draw a lot of? Also, your book kicks ass

lisahanawalt:

Hello! Thank you! You could draw:

- the things you want to see more of in the world

- the things you like thinking about the most

- whatever you think will make your friends laugh the most

- maybe something you really hate thinking about, but drawing it gets it out of your head

- an idea or memory that you never want to forget

- whatever seems most difficult. It will be frustrating and you might even cry, but the worst that will happen is you’ll f*ck it up horrendously and get a funny/dopey drawing out of it.

<3 your pal Lisa

http://andrewtsks.tumblr.com/post/93236339411/jonathanbogart-whenever-i-remember-doing -

andrewtsks:

jonathanbogart:

Whenever I remember doing something that makes me want to shrivel up and die of embarrassment, I think about the fact that Elvis Costello sent a copy of “Man Out of Time” to Ira Gershwin with thanks for the inspiration, and everything looks better in comparison.

Hm. I must have conflated that story with another in which he did actually send one of his idols a record, and felt foolish about it later; those Rhino liner notes were where I thought I got it from.

Whenever I remember doing something that makes me want to shrivel up and die of embarrassment, I think about the fact that Elvis Costello sent a copy of “Man Out of Time” to Ira Gershwin with thanks for the inspiration, and everything looks better in comparison.

Jul 28

dem0man:

Some of you are really cool folks and stuff, but you sometimes reblogs from people who either harrased me or harrased one of my friends and it just, really stressing…

I’m making this post as a “please, like/reblog this post if it’s okay to adress this and let you know about this person”.

In the same way, if I ever reblog from someone who is known for doing terrible things, please let me know and I’ll keep it in private if that’s your wish.

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Jul 27

I hope I never stop being amused by the echoing sibilant hiss of “trespass against us” in evening Mass.

“¿Admiras a algún historietista?

“Ahí va una de esas injustas listas en las que te acabas olvidando de muchos de tus ídolos: Will Eisner, Alberto Breccia, Jack Kirby, El Cubri, Tardi, Chaland, Clowes, Federico del Barrio, Beto Hernández, Micharmut, Cifré, Gallardo, Martí. Y Jack Cole. Y todos los pioneros de la historieta de principios del XX”.” —

Keko in a recent interview.

"Do you admire any cartoonists?"

"Here comes one of those unfair lists in which you end by forgetting many of your idols: Will Eisner, Alberto Breccia, Jack Kirby, El Cubri, [Jacques] Tardi, [Yves] Chaland, [Daniel] Clowes, Federico del Barrio, Beto Hernandez, Micharmut, [Guillém, presumably] Cifré, [Miguel] Gallardo, Martí. And Jack Cole. And all the pioneers of comics in the early part of the 20th century."

‘Black Beauty’ by Duke Ellington &amp; His OrchestraThe key that unlocks the universe.

‘Black Beauty’ by Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
The key that unlocks the universe.

Right: Guillermo Cifré&#8217;s cover to the first issue of Tío Vivo,1957. Left: Paco Roca&#8217;s recreation, 2010. The caption can be translated to U.S. English as &#8220;Hey, he&#8217;s cutting!&#8221;
For background, see here.
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Right: Guillermo Cifré’s cover to the first issue of Tío Vivo,1957. Left: Paco Roca’s recreation, 2010. The caption can be translated to U.S. English as “Hey, he’s cutting!”

For background, see here.

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Jul 26

To critics

No matter what your topic of choice is, there are more people in the world who haven’t read/seen/heard/experienced it than have. The more you’re asking your audience to know, the more you’re winnowing it down. Which is fine — much of my own critical work lately is aimed at an audience of one, which is why it doesn’t get published — but it’s always good to keep in mind that the general audience is a collective fiction on the part of publishers to fool advertisers and accountants into funding work which has historically reinforced barriers of class, culture, and education far more frequently than it has made openings in them. If you want to keep talking to the same thousand, ten thousand, or couple million people who share your demographic profile (or more likely, whose demographic profile you aspire to share), great; if you can make money doing it, even better. There are a lot more people than that in the world, though, and if you’re serious about not treating everyone who doesn’t share that aspirational demographic profile as a member of the global servant class, it might be worth your while to find out what they’re reading and watching and hearing and experiencing, and working out what it says about the world you’re sharing with them.