Friday 17 August 2007

gloss enamel house paint. dripped from a stick.
I arrived at the solution after struggling to find an organic quality, something that looked like it had a life apart from any that the author might be allowing it.

Vines are sprouting up around Bacchus while he sleeps on a Greek Island. The paint dried very off-white. The pure white on top of it was added later when I cleaned up some dirty marks that had attached to the surface over time (The piece is from 1988).

Allan Holtz explains the history of Sunday newspaper comic strip formats. and very useful it is too. (thanks to john C. for the link)

Program shows CIA behind Wikipedia entries.
A new identification program on the site reveals that some of the most prolific contributors to Wikipedia are the CIA, the British Labour Party and the Vatican - and they are not just updating their own entries.

Couple tried to name baby "@". BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese couple tried to name their baby "@," claiming the character used in e-mail addresses echoed their love for the child...



Blogger James Robert Smith said...

Shades of Pollack!

Nice link to the strips commentary.

Looking at that, it occurs to me that there is no excellence in syndicated comic strips today. They seem to all suck (at least the ones that I encounter). You'd think that as the market contracted there would be some cream to float to the surface.

Didn't the Pogo folk stop doing the strip mainly because the papers kept reducing the printed size of the art?

17 August 2007 at 05:17:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, they stopped doing it mainly because the creator died.

17 August 2007 at 06:09:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Aaron White said...

Apropo of nothing, Mr.l Campbell, were you aware of this blog, Yesterday's Papers? I haven't delved deep yet, but it'sworth a look.

17 August 2007 at 12:31:00 GMT-5  
Blogger spacedlaw said...

Ever tried to use nail polish? Not sure how it would do on paper, but it can be interesting on wood panel paintings.

17 August 2007 at 15:28:00 GMT-5  
Blogger spacedlaw said...

Oh, and yesterday I was having some fun with the gender genie and tried to run a few examples of writings through it to see what that thing would say.
I used some of yours, so you can go and have a look there for the results.

17 August 2007 at 15:32:00 GMT-5  
Blogger James Robert Smith said...

I thought the Kelly folk continued Pogo for a while after his death, but canceled the strips when the format kept shrinking.

17 August 2007 at 20:07:00 GMT-5  
Blogger drjon said...

Eddie: Just saw this naughty scan posted, thought it might be of interest...

17 August 2007 at 20:18:00 GMT-5  
Blogger spacedlaw said...

I just KNEW you could not trust Wikipedia...

18 August 2007 at 07:37:00 GMT-5  

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