Monthly Archives: September 2010

The History of Printing, #3

As everyone knows, one of the main achievements of the Apollo 18 mission to the Moon was the printing of a small edition of Col. Steve Austin’s chapbook, Sea of Clouds, Sea of Nectar. What hardly anyone remembers, though, is … Continue reading

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The History of Printing, #2

According to Thurston Poore’s Reproductive Arts of the Antipodes, American Navy Lieutenant Baxter “Crash” Darby printed the first ‘zine at the South Pole in 1912. Working on a replica of a Vauxhall Duplicatrix made from whale knuckles, penguin nests, and … Continue reading

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The History of Printing, #1

Printing history, 1800-1950: Ben Franklin invented proverbography, a secret method for printing fortune cookie fortunes, in 1875 (he also invented being alive for longer than people think); the first official comic book was printed in 1810 and featured a series … Continue reading

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Rough Sketch for a Linocut: Elephant Scholars

Wow, okay, I just realized I haven’t drawn anything for this blog or whatever it is for pretty much a whole month, which is gigantically far too long, especially because of how my so-called skills always atrophy about 90% a … Continue reading

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