Another post from my now-defunct former blog:

An enormous trove of aristotypes of Bretons by the sea in the town of Concarneau, by Charles Augustin Lhermitte (1881-1945), all taken around 1912, on the RMN site. Below is just a small sampling, for more click here.


Writers don’t do stories specifically to piss off fans. Writers write stories about which they feel passionate and invested. As a reader, you’re entitled to one thing and one thing only: a reading experience in exchange for your purchase. And if you like that reading experience, the expectation is that you’ll come back for more. But the audience does not and should never be in control of the stories. Writers are writers because they know how to do what audiences don’t know how to do—tell stories that affect you and move you. It’s way tougher than it looks. Storytelling isn’t a democracy, you don’t get a decision in how the stories go. All you get is your one vote, with your dollars or your feet.” 

-Tom Brevoort


Jennie Harbour

An old post from my previous and now defunct blog, but Jennie Harbour's work is definitely worth revisiting:

There seems to be very little information available about Jennie Harbour, not even her date of birth/death. I’m not so keen on her color illustrations but I love the black and white pieces, they are brilliant in their simplicity, especially the compact and detailed silhouettes. Below are some selections from My Book of Favorite Fairy Tales, published in 1921. All images from Project Gutenberg.


hiroshige and acrobats

Some photographs of prints from the Japanese gallery at the Met. They rotate the collection about month or so, both here and in the European prints and drawings wing. I try to go to the Met every month so that I don't miss any of it!