Saturday, April 26, 2014

My First "Foldy": In Oregon

Foldy: one sheet of 8.5 in. x 11 in. paper folded up, resulting in a 5-page mini-comic
 I saw one of these in Portland, OR, at indie-press emporium Reading Frenzy and decided to make my own. 
This first one is a true-life episode from my trip. I also put in trillium, ferns, pine trees, and a Steller's Jay.

Unfolding the foldy is half the fun––like those paper fortune tellers I loved on the playground–– and that fun is lost here. So if you'd like a copy, email me, and I'll mail you one.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Reflection in a Chrome Eye

Me at the thrift store where I volunteer, reflected (distorted! my head isn't really elongated) in an insulated chrome server produced in the 1950s and -60s by the West Bend Co. 
Supposedly for hot foods or cold, but the penguins say cocktail ice to me.

Prices at the thrift store vary a lot, but with the Internet, you're unlikely to find a real steal these days: the staff researches unusual items online to get some sense of their worth; or, rather, of their going price. 
They still sell stuff pretty reasonably though. This bucket is $7, and I found it online for $18 to $45.

I hear at the store that prices for antiques are down, partly because you can find anything online, and partly, so I hear, younger people don't want to lug monster sideboards around or bother with fragile china. 
I bet these penguins will go fast though.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

March 26, 1937: A group of children and their dog playing an Easter game in Cardiff. The game involves trying to eat an Easter egg off a piece of string without using their hands. (Photo by Richards/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Lynda Barry and... is that you, Spock?

On her Near-Sighted Monkey tumblr, Lynda Barry posts pictures of monsters for her cartooning students to draw, including the Gorn--here (scroll past the many other cool things, including illustrations of Flannery O'Connor's prayer to be turned from a cheese into a mystic). 
I haven't come across any other L.B. references to Star Trek otherwise.

But I just found this, from 1983 (from here: Young Lynda Barry):

I bet every kid who grew up watching TV in the 60s would recognize that 'JIM!' as Spock's warning call to the Captain.

And l'astronave means "rocket" (or star/space-ship), you know, so I like this doubletime.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Return of a Favorite Vidder! "Them There Eyes: Kirk/Spock/McCoy"

 Marz has made a new K/S Star Trek vid, after a long time away!
Based around the Billie Holiday song "Them There Eyes".

Marz writes:
Kirk has a "certain little cute way of flirting" that he uses indiscriminately with everyone he comes into contact with. Bones perhaps takes it too much to heart. And who can blame him? Meanwhile, Kirk/Spock continues...