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Entries from April 2014

Children’s Card Games (202)

April 18th, 2014 · 2 Comments

“Animal Families” was published by the venerable Austrian firm Piatnik; no date is given.  The artwork is, however, credited: “After the original paintings by Hubert Lechner (Vienna Academy).” There are ten “families”: Deer, Domestic Animals, Fresh-Water Fish, Salt-Water Fish, African Animals, Birds of Prey, Parrots, Humming-Birds, Finches, and Indian Animals.  A curious system of classification, […]

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Bulletin (28)

April 15th, 2014 · Comments Off on Bulletin (28)

There is a nice of review of my illustrated translation of Captain Cap, by Alphonse Allais, over at Tam Tam Books.  You can purchase a copy from Amazon, you know. I’m happy to report that I’ve been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, for my comic strip “Shorten the Classics: Moby Dick,” in Black Scat Review […]

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Children’s Card Games (201)

April 4th, 2014 · 3 Comments

I’m going to return to posting children’s card games.  Maybe I’ll post another 200.  For those who came in late, my interest is in the anonymous graphics and cultural footnotes found in this most disposable of genres. The gentleman above is from a deck of “Snap,” undated, and identified only as “British Manufacture.”  Cursory research […]

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