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“I suppose illustration tends to live in the streets, rather than in the hermetically sealed atmosphere of the museum, and consequently it has come to be taken less seriously”*…

But surely, it shouldn’t necessarily be so. Consider Tom Gauld (@tomgauld). He’s probably best known for his work for The New Yorker (e.g.) and The New York Times (e.g.); but he’s also an accomplished cartoonist. Your correspondent’s favorites are his on-going contributions to The Guardian Review (above and below)

… and The New Scientist

See more of his marvelous work at his site.

* master illustrator Quentin Blake.


As we visualize it, we might send carefully limned birthday greetings to Richard McClure Scarry; he was born on this date in 1919. A children’s author and illustrator, he published over 300 books with total sales of over 100 million worldwide.



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June 5, 2021 at 1:01 am

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work”*…


From Boing Boing.

* Aristotle


As we revisit vocation, we might send thoughtful birthday greetings to Michel Eyquem de Montaigne; he was born on this date in 1533.  Best known during his lifetime as a statesman, Montaigne is remembered for popularizing the essay as a literary form.  His effortless merger of serious intellectual exercises with casual anecdotes and autobiography– and his massive volume Essais (translated literally as “Attempts” or “Trials”)– contain what are, to this day, some of the most widely influential essays ever written.  Montaigne had a powerful influence on writers ever after, from Descartes, Pascal, and Rousseau, through Hazlitt, Emerson, and Nietzsche, to Zweig, Hoffer, and Asimov. Indeed, he’s believed to have been an influence on the later works of Shakespeare.


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February 28, 2015 at 1:01 am

Amaze your friends!…

And so, the season of carnivals, fairs– of Midway Madness– begins…  Covet that kewpie?  Wanna take home that teddy?  “Beat the Carnies: The Secrets to Winning 5 Popular State Fair Games” has you covered.


As we wash the cotton candy off of our fingers, we might send illustrated birthday greetings to Richard Scarry; he was born on this date in 1919.  Scarry wrote or illustrated over 300 children’s books, which have (so far) sold over 300 million copies worldwide.

Mrs. Bunny turned on the television to little bunny’s favorite program. 
The little bunny turned the sound away up loud and nearly frightened his mother out of her wits. 
Oh naughty bunny. 

(from Naughty Bunny, 1959)


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June 5, 2012 at 1:01 am

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