joehillsthrills:

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My pitch for the first Marvel-Pixar movie…

Dear Marvel, please contact Gabriel Rodriguez about getting this artwork on a mug so I can buy it pleeeeeeeeeease….
Am also reminded all over again that Gabe has an imagination that can leap tall buildings in a single bound. He’s a real-life Superman of the arts.

I agree!

joehillsthrills:

gr-comics:

My pitch for the first Marvel-Pixar movie…

Dear Marvel, please contact Gabriel Rodriguez about getting this artwork on a mug so I can buy it pleeeeeeeeeease….

Am also reminded all over again that Gabe has an imagination that can leap tall buildings in a single bound. He’s a real-life Superman of the arts.

I agree!

Boudica: the Headhunter Queen (20s?-60 AD)

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At the height of its power, Rome once seriously considered giving up its British holdings entirely. The reason? Queen Boudica, whose brutal revenge spree made her the Roman bogeyman for generations. She killed 70,000 people, burnt London to the ground, established herself as the most famous headhunter of all time - and to this day, Britain loves her for it.

You can stop emailing me about her now. More after the cut.

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Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin — Trowelblazing her way to a Nobel Prize!

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Dorothy Hodgkin (then Crowfoot) ca. 1920s, as she was when she excavated at Jerash in her late teens (with thanks to the Crowfoot family for providing this image - All Rights Reserved)

For awesomeness it is hard to beat Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin (1910 – 1994). She won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1964, the first British woman scientist to do so, for her X-ray crystallographic studies of penicillin and vitamin B12. This October sees the 50th anniversary of the announcement of her prize, and she still remains the only woman in Britain to win a science Nobel.

But, I hear you say, why are we talking about her here? Dorothy Crowfoot came from a distinguished family of archaeologists, many of them women. Her father John Winter Crowfoot became Director of the British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem in 1926 (see his obituary by Kathleen Kenyonpdf). Her mother, Grace ‘Molly’ Crowfoot, and her sisters Joan Crowfoot Payne and Elisabeth Crowfoot have already been acknowledged as part of the Trowelblazers network. Her youngest sister Diana Crowfoot Rowley deserves a place too, having worked for decades with her husband Graham Rowley on the archaeology, anthropology and geology of the Canadian Arctic. Dorothy’s niece Susan Rowley is a curator at the Museum of Anthropology in British Columbia, who has carried out her own archaeological fieldwork in the Arctic. Quite a Trowelblazers pedigree!

A Passion for Patterns

Dorothy might well have become an archaeologist too, had she not been ‘captured’ by chemistry and crystals at the age of ten. She certainly shared her parents’ passion for the subject. Between passing the Oxford entrance examination in March 1928 and taking up her place at Somerville College to read Chemistry in October that year, she joined them on a new excavation of the ancient city of Jerash, in what is now Jordan. She took on the role of recording the patterns of the stunning mosaic pavements that emerged as the soil was brushed away from the remains of more than a dozen 5th and 6th century Byzantine churches.

As her later career as an X-ray crystallographer showed, Dorothy never gave up a task half way through. She took her partly completed illustrations back to Oxford, and spent more than a year finishing them. Drawing the pattern precisely to scale, she represented each 1cm tessera, or tile, as a 1mm dot of paint. She sent the completed illustrations to Yale University, which had co-sponsored the dig, and there they remain to this day as part of the official record of the excavation….READ MORE

By Georgina Ferry (@geoferry)

Dorothy Hodgkin: A Life by Georgina Ferry is reissued by Bloomsbury Publishing on 11 September 2014.

For more on Dorothy Hodgkin, see her beautiful mosaic paintings and find out about the huge number of women she worked with (in archaeology and crystallography) go to trowelblazers.com

La Jaguarina: Queen of the Sword (1859 or 1864-?)

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In April 1896, hardened military veteran US Sergeant Charles Walsh, in front of a crowd of 4,000 onlookers, turned tail and ran. Mere minutes earlier, during a round of equestrian fencing, he’d been hit so hard he’d been nearly knocked off his horse – so hard that his opponent’s sword was permanently bent backwards in a U shape. In response, Walsh did the honorable thing: jumped from his horse, claimed that the judge was cheating, and fled the scene, to the jeers of the massive crowd.

His opponent? A woman known as La Jaguarina, Queen of Swords – an undefeated sword master who later retired only because she ran out of people to fight. Had she born 25 years later, according to the US Fencing Fall of Fame, she might be recognized as “the world’s first great woman fencer.” This week we tell the tale of this largely-forgotten heroine.

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Tomyris: the Promise-Keeper (6th century BCE)

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This week we celebrate Tomyris, a woman who was legendary 500 years before the birth of Jesus. When the aggressive ruler of the world’s largest empire set his eyes on her country, she: turned down his marriage proposal, crushed his armies, and defiled his decapitated head in a manner so humiliating she was a household name for centuries. More on this incredible woman after the break.

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Próximo ingreso de la escritora Mariana Ruiz Romero a la Academia Boliviana de Literatura Infantil y Juvenil

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El próximo jueves 18 de septiembre, a horas 19:00, en el Anexo del Espacio Simón I. Patiño
 

 (La Paz), la escritora Mariana Ruiz Romero hará su ingreso oficial a la Academia Boliviana de Literatura Infantil. Con ese motivo, la escritora realizará la lectura en público de su trabajo de investigación “Elda Alarcón de Cárdenas: vida y obra”.

Mariana Ruiz nació en Tarija en 1982. Es poeta y cuentista. Cultiva de manera especial la literatura para niños. Estudió filosofía y letras en la Universidad Católica de Cochabamba, luego hizo una maestría en Relaciones Internacionales en Córdoba, Argentina, además de tomar cursos de cocina, hecho que ayudó a su primera publicación. Ha colaborado en diversos suplementos literarios en su país. Ha publicado Los secretos de Rosalba, coedición argentino-boliviana. Es parte de la antología joven de poesía boliviana “Cambio Climático” editada por el Centro Cultural Simón I. Patiño.

 
Respecto de su trabajo para niños, la autora le dijo al diario Página Siete: “No importa si vivimos en tiempos donde las tecnologías ofrecen cosas increíbles. Siempre y cuando ofrezcamos algo interesante a los niños, ellos leerán un libro; sin embargo, no hay que descuidar la forma (el formato) de los textos, como en el caso de Uma, las ilustraciones son increíbles”.

 

Los libros publicados por la autora y dedicados a la literatura infantil son: Uma y el círculo mágico, Uma y el tren a las estrellas, Uma y el guardían de los animales, El baile de los dioses. El cuento : “Edredones, frazadas y sueños” es parte de la Antología, “Dicen que en mi país”, todos los libros sus libros son editados por Editorial La Hoguera. 

Próximo ingreso de la escritora Mariana Ruiz Romero a la Academia Boliviana de Literatura Infantil y Juvenil


 

 
El próximo jueves 18 de septiembre, a horas 19:00, en el Anexo del Espacio Simón I. Patiño
 

 (La Paz), la escritora Mariana Ruiz Romero hará su ingreso oficial a la Academia Boliviana de Literatura Infantil. Con ese motivo, la escritora realizará la lectura en público de su trabajo de investigación “Elda Alarcón de Cárdenas: vida y obra”.

Mariana Ruiz nació en Tarija en 1982. Es poeta y cuentista. Cultiva de manera especial la literatura para niños. Estudió filosofía y letras en la Universidad Católica de Cochabamba, luego hizo una maestría en Relaciones Internacionales en Córdoba, Argentina, además de tomar cursos de cocina, hecho que ayudó a su primera publicación. Ha colaborado en diversos suplementos literarios en su país. Ha publicado Los secretos de Rosalba, coedición argentino-boliviana. Es parte de la antología joven de poesía boliviana “Cambio Climático” editada por el Centro Cultural Simón I. Patiño.

 
Respecto de su trabajo para niños, la autora le dijo al diario Página Siete: “No importa si vivimos en tiempos donde las tecnologías ofrecen cosas increíbles. Siempre y cuando ofrezcamos algo interesante a los niños, ellos leerán un libro; sin embargo, no hay que descuidar la forma (el formato) de los textos, como en el caso de Uma, las ilustraciones son increíbles”.

 

Los libros publicados por la autora y dedicados a la literatura infantil son: Uma y el círculo mágico, Uma y el tren a las estrellas, Uma y el guardían de los animales, El baile de los dioses. El cuento : “Edredones, frazadas y sueños” es parte de la Antología, “Dicen que en mi país”, todos los libros sus libros son editados por Editorial La Hoguera. 

oosilentcoon said: What are the comics you think every comic book fan must read?

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Currently? SEX CRIMINALS if you’re a grown-up. I’m less sure about the best ongoing title for kids. Kate Leth might have some suggestions.

Older stuff? SANDMAN, THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN vol. 1, Y: LAST MAN if you’re an adult. (SANDMAN has actually just returned for a limited run, and is dizzying in its awesomeness). For kids, I’d recommend BONE by Jeff Smith. For kids and adults both, the complete CALVIN & HOBBES is as important, probably, as HUCKLEBERRY FINN. No, seriously.

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top ten comics:

Sandman- 

Y: the last man -

Fables

Calvin & Hobbes

HellBlazer

Bone

Macanudo -Liniers

El Eternauta -Oesterheld

Jerusalém -Guy Deslile

Persépolis -Marjane Satrapi

Ching Shih: Princess of the Chinese Seas (1775-1844)

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In 1809, the Chinese government sprang a trap. They were gunning for a group who’d taken control of its southern waters, the Red Flag pirate fleet. Blockading them in a bay, the authorities laid siege to the pirates for three straight weeks with an overwhelming amount of firepower. In the end, the Red Flags strode out through a graveyard of government ships, largely unscathed. At the head of the Red Flags stood one of the most fearsome pirates in history — Ching Shih, a former prostitute turned leader of over 70,000 men. More on her asskicking adventures after the cut.

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Julie d’Aubigny: Princess of the Opera (1670-1707)

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This week we turn our attention to La Maupin, Julie d’Aubigny: sword-slinger, opera singer, and larger-than-life bisexual celebrity of 17th century France. Her life was a whirlwind of duels, seduction, graverobbing, and convent-burning so intense that she had to be pardoned by the king of France TWICE. Read on for more.

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