Spring is finally here in Washington, DC and even though the cherry blossoms are beginning to fade, they will always look good in Shin-bijutsukai., 1901-1902
drama and snake-friendship.
I was gonna make like a 2 page comic just for fun and then it ended up with 6 pages, woops
I love this
Edmund Dulac ~ But Nicolette One Night Escaped ~ Edmund Dulac’s Picture-Book for the French Red Cross ~ c1916 ~ from Art of Narrative on Facebook ~ If you enjoy golden age illustration from classic fairy tales, and the best in golden age artists & illustrators, please “like” my new Facebook page, Art of Narrative, to receive notification of new blog posts, and links to high resolution originals.
super awesome tumblr
Havana, Cuba (1914)
I bet if I lived in this house I would slowly turn into a mermaid.
“We’ve never had a female President in this country, which I find stunning” - Hari Kondabolu
Finally, there is a gif set of this.
Tumblr of the year, tbh.
Linnaeus’ flower clock was a garden plan hypothesized by Carolus Linnaeus that would take advantage of several plants that open or close their flowers at particular times of the day to accurately indicate the time.
Gah! That is the coolest idea!
The occasional foray out of print per se.
That’s me and you in the second pic.
Comic about slurs and offensive jokes, published in the Galago magazine last summer.
Put some more of my zines on sale online, eyeball at will.
The Adventures of Prince Achmen.
The oldest surviving animated film in history.
Nonono, you don’t understand how AWESOME this movie is
because it’s not done by a big production firm, or someone with a name as big as Walt Disney, no
the writer and “mind” behind this film was a WOMAN
yes, my dear tumblr peeps, the very first trick animator in the world was a young German woman who had an idea, and enough friends and time to make a feature-length animated film. And it took her three years
because the way this movie (and some shorter works she actually did before Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed) are done is really, really complex. You see those leaves, and the hair of the figures? Yes.
That’s hand-cut paper.
Lotte Reiniger - that’s her name, my friends - always loved the art beind the Chinese shadow puppetry, and after she heard a lecture by Paul Wegener (famous vor the early movies Der Golem and Der Student von Prag) about the possibilites of animated movies, she wanted to combine these two things.
And guys, how she combined it…
Most of the puppets and scenerey she made all by herself. Her friends set up a special table that was lighted from underneath, and in the later movies she would even change the colours of the background mid-scene to change the atmosphere. Above it was a camera, shooting photos of the scenes that she moved milimetre for milimetre for those 16 pictures per second she needed for her movie.
Which makes Die Abenteuer von Prinz Achmed not only the first animated feature-length movie, but also the first stop-motion movie.
Everyone who says I’m crazy for making a papercut comic is going to hear about this!!!!