May 31st, 2006

Chris Keeley

Fantagraphics, will release "Comics As Art: We Told You So," an oral history of the pioneering compa

Chapter 1: Page 3-4



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Thursday, May 25, 2006

Chapter 1: Page 1-2



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http://www.fantagraphics.com/wtys/



Beginning RIGHT NOW, we are going to be offering a daily treat every weekday on our website for the next few months. This fall, Fantagraphics will release COMICS AS ART: WE TOLD YOU SO, an oral history of Fanta written by TOM SPURGEON (of The Comics Reporter fame). Originally slated for June, the book is running a bit behind and now won't be out until the fall. In the meantime, we're going to be uploading PDFs of the first chapter every weekend through August on our website, one two-page spread at a time. Daily links will be provided on Flog!, but you can also just bookmark THIS PAGE.
Chris Keeley

Jan Van Oost

Works by Jan Van Oost 



Jan Van Oost... Untitled (2003, Mixed media on paper). From Works by Jan Van Oost at Galerie Piece Unique. "...The works of Jan Van Oost, in the attempt to escape from the apocalypse of virtuality and artificiality, cultivates and feeds the idea of an original humanism based on the qualities of singularity, on its virtues, accompanied by the right to the individual freedom and the exercise of this prerogative in the society. The Flemish artist, who finds in the symbolism of Wirtz, Spilliard and Ensor his own linguistic antecedents, lives the pressing presence of Death and represents it, specially in his first works, through conceptually minimal metaphors, so the coffins, covered with mirrors which hold the memory of the past, exhibited with large mourning strips."

http://www.galeriepieceunique.com/
Chris Keeley

Iran does not pose an immediate nuclear threat and the world must act cautiously to avoid repeating

U.N.: "No case against Iran". Game over warmongers!!

by Hornito

Wed May 31, 2006 at 07:48:22 AM PDT

Game. Set. Match.

My jaw dropped to the floor when reading an article yesterday from Reuters News Service, after which, I shouted with celebratory glee, knowing that the neocons have been foiled in their lust to invade Iran!

In what may turn out to be perhaps one of the most important statements made by anyone this year, 2005 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Mohamed ElBaradei, director of the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency, speaking at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, in Monterey, California, completely pulled the rug out from under Bush and the neocons in their rush to attack Iran. 

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Chris Keeley

Oken's Natural History Part II

Oken's Natural History Part II















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There was some beautiful illustration work that went into Lorenz Oken's 1843 natural history book: 'Oken's Allgemeine Naturgeschichte' at the HAAB website. I particularly like the facial expressions on the reptiles. No doubt a lot of it was derivative work. Great stuff. Thanks again to The Cartoonist for finding it.
[see also Part I: Oken Marine Species

http://ora-web.swkk.de:7777/digimo_online/digimo.entry?source=digimo.Digitalisat_anzeigen&a_id=227
Chris Keeley

The taboo is so strong that it compels many to engage in self-censorship.

The University of Ohio's Christopher M Fairman has published a scholarly paper called "Fuck": 

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=896790

Legal implications of the word "fuck"

The University of Ohio's Christopher M Fairman has published a scholarly paper called "Fuck":
This Article is as simple and provocative as its title suggests: it explores the legal implications of the word fuck. The intersection of the word fuck and the law is examined in four major areas: First Amendment, broadcast regulation, sexual harassment, and education. The legal implications from the use of fuck vary greatly with the context. To fully understand the legal power of fuck, the nonlegal sources of its power are tapped. Drawing upon the research of etymologists, linguists, lexicographers, psychoanalysts, and other social scientists, the visceral reaction to fuck can be explained by cultural taboo. Fuck is a taboo word. The taboo is so strong that it compels many to engage in self-censorship. This process of silence then enables small segments of the population to manipulate our rights under the guise of reflecting a greater community. Taboo is then institutionalized through law, yet at the same time is in tension with other identifiable legal rights. Understanding this relationship between law and taboo ultimately yields fuck jurisprudence.
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