Enjoy these rainbow-colored beasts from 15th-Century

Enjoy these rainbow-colored beasts from 15th-Century

In the late 15th century, an artist from the Ghent-Bruges school created a Book of Hours filled with unique illustrations. The Public Domain Review shares a selection of these images, which stand out due to their vibrant, rainbow-colored designs. Unlike traditional margins, these pages feature a mix of flowers, birds, jewelry, animals, and household utensils, accompanied by eye-catching "grotesques." — Read the rest

Enjoy four video readings from John Porcellino's mini-comics

Yesterday I shot a video of three new John Porcellino books published by Drawn & Quarterly. Today, D&Q released videos of four people reading stories from the books and they're really fun!

Liz Mason (of Quimby's Bookstore in Chicago) reads from King-Cat Classix:

Weng Pixin (author of Sweet Time) reads from Perfect Example:

Dan Stafford (creator of the John P documentary, Root Hog or Die) reads from Map of My Heart:

Caitlin McGurk (of the Ohio State U Cartoon Library and Museum) reads from Perfect Example:

Wonderful collection of zines 1984–93 donated to library

Josh Glenn has a great post with lots of photos of his collection of zines from 1984-1993, which he donated to University of Iowa Libraries. I hope they scan them soon!

Recently, the University of Iowa Libraries acquired the Joshua Glenn Zine Collection — somewhere between 1,000 and 2,000 zines that I squirreled away during the so-called Zine Revolution (1984–93, according to my eccentric reckoning), plus scores of letters from zine publishers, plus all sorts of ephemera related to the printing, distribution, and promotion of zines including my own: Luvboat Earth and Hermenaut.

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