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Zombie geisha

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This was suggested to me long ago, and then I took a while to draw it, and then I took a while to finish the sketchbook it was in so I could scan it.  And then I took a long while before I colored it.  I hope you like.zombiegeisha2

My mother said

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Judge magazine gems in the search for author voices

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My search for author voices in the copyright debate leads me to old newspapers and magazines. I thought Judge magazine would bear more copyright fruit than it did, however, it did include this little gem about happenings in my home state.  The gentleman is saying:  “Pardon me, madam, but could I borrow your infant for a few hours tomorrow night.  I want to use him to attract alligators.”

And this other pictures is just pretty, and pretty sneaky. I might be dense, but I didn’t get it until I looked at it for the third time.
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The IT Crowd – FriendFace

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Just one more reason why the IT Crowd is awesome!

red riding hood

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I was looking through old magazine images and ads and found these. Pretty standard creepy face for your face, a tonic to turn people into pigs and….what’s going on in the Pear’s soap ad?

Librarian comic round up

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Hey, so I’ve noticed that comic postings can sometimes get buried and not be obvious. I’m working on a new way to run my comics on my site, so stay tuned. In the meantime, enjoy these slices of library life:

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Cartoon from “From the Editor: The State of Our Libraries” an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in the Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve on 6 June 2013, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1540-3572&volume=23&issue=4-5&spage=175
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Cartoon from “From the Editor: Introducing Reports From the Field” an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in the Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve on 29 Sep 2014, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1540-3572&volume=24&issue=1-2&spage=1
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Cartoon from “From the Editor: E-books Building the New Subscription Library” an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in the Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve on 10 May 2013, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1540-3572&volume=23&issue=1&spage=1

 

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Peanuts

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I want to take a moment to be thankful for peanuts.  They are my breakfast sometimes.  They are the perfect way to stave off sugar lows and hunger pains.  They are vitamin rich and high in protein and have been shown to help protect against heart disease, alleviate the effects of diabetes, reduce inflammation and protect against colon cancer.  And they are in our lives today because of the work of just one man: George Washington Carver.   He changed agriculture in the south by encouraging the cultivation of alternate crops like peanuts and sweet potatoes instead of cotton.

He designed a mobile classroom for his course at the Tuskegee Institute’s Agriculture Department, and became famous and admired for his work.  He also came up with 105 recipes for peanuts in his agricultural bulletin.

 

He could have added fortune to fame, but caring for neither, he found happiness and honor in being helpful to the world.

2016 Pineapple harvest

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Sphinx in my library

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the white rabbit

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a little obsession with author voices

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Before copyright law there were poets and playwrights who bemoaned the theft of their work and words by others while at the same time they stole words to build their poems and plays.  Plagiarism was rampant, though, the act of literary theft was only just termed plagiarism, by one poet’s re-purposing of a Latin term for man-stealing or kidnapping.  After copyright law was established, there were authors postulating its merits and its deficiencies, in writing, to the public and their peers.  Authors were thinking about copyright.

When I discovered that one of my favorite authors, Mark Twain, had stood before congress to give his professional opinion on a copyright term extension I was more than excited.  But, I found myself arguing with Twain.  I could see some of his point, but I did not agree with all of it.  I wondered, where were the author voices on copyright today.  I’m still searching, but what I’m finding is that most of the well known, professionally published and successful authors are letting publishers and author’s guilds speak for them.  Do they really agree with everything that’s being said?

Now that copyright is immediate without registration, the world is teaming with authors.  Some write for fun, and to entertain their friends.  Some make a living off of it, or perhaps off of other creative endeavors offered up to the public via the web.  And just like those poet thieves from before copyright law, all authors are users of copyrighted content as well.  With this huge population of authors, there is still little thinking and postulating and writing about copyright.  I’m not saying copyright theory is crazy sexy or anything…well, no, you know what?  It is.  It is obsession worthy.  It is discussion worthy.  I mean, think about it, copyright law is government regulation over what we birth and grow in our minds and give to the world.  If Athena emerged from Zeus’ head today she would be protected by copyright law!  If art is a conversation, copyright law is keeping checks on what we say!

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Anyway, my obsession with finding author voices has resulted in these things, so far.  Twain and Tolstoy were contemporaries; and if you think all authors would argue for longer and stronger copyright law, Tolstoy would prove you wrong.  He was against copyright.  He looked on his writing as a service to the public that both provided him the experiences he used to write and the living that let him write.  The burden of his education and leisure was to reach out to people, teach them, and attempt to enrich their lives with the fruit of his literary genius.

On Levi’s couch

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No Evil page up!

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And this is the end of No Evil Chapter Two: the Zombie written by Richard Schmidt of DoomedMoviethon.com art and characters by LeEtta Schmidt.  It has been a pleasure working with Richard on this. …

Source: your act – The LeEMS Bean

Ono

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I did a comic…before I was posting them through the fancy comic posting plug in for WordPress, and it was called Unlikely Bedfellows.  This is Ono, from Unlikely Bedfellows.  If she’s good, she’ll get another chapter.

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