Archive for: Strange Windows

Strange Windows: Ha, ha, ha, Moooo…! (Ligne Claire 1)

Today I wish to spotlight perhaps the most successful –and charming– of French illustrators  for children: Benjamin Rabier.

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Strange Windows: Monumental

An examination of monuments of Popeye, Mickey, Peanuts, and other cartoon characters.

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Strange Windows: The Suck Fairy will get you if you don’t watch out!

My God, you think, that was one hell of a novel/song/movie! Nostalgia mixes with anticipation as you prepare to savor it anew.

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Strange Windows: A Master at the Dawn

When a new art form appears, how often does it spawn a master craftsman at or near the beginning of its existence? Surprisingly often.

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Strange Windows: Six Degrees of Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound to Kevin Bacon to Queen Elizabeth and more.

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Strange Windows: Keeping up with the Goonses (Index)

Lexicographer: a writer of dictionaries, a harmless drudge, that busies himself in tracing the original, and detailing the signification of words. – Samuel Johnson, Dictionary (1751) In a seven-part series, we  surveyed the contributions of comics and cartoons to  English popular language Part 1, part 2, part 3 looked at American newspaper comic strips; part […]

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Strange Windows:Keeping Up with the Goonses (part 7)

This is part seven of our look at comics, cartoons and language– today focussing on Britain Art by Heath Robinson Britain has a long, rich tradition of cartooning second to no other land’s. And, as we saw for American English, cartoons have contributed to the country’s popular language.

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