Ivan Brunetti’s An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, & True Stories made a big splash at the Small Press Expo a couple of weeks back. Ivan’s Schizo also scored an Ignatz Award for Outstanding Comic. In addition, awards went to two other cartoonists included in the Yale anthology: “Maakies” syndicated
In today’s Wall Street Journal, Mark Miller writes, “There are points of similarity between the political culture of late republican Rome and our own, but the differences reveal how far we have to go before we hit bottom — contrary to the dire warnings emanating from certain political quarters today.”
The all-new Yale Book of Quotations attributes to Richard Lewis the expression, “the (blank) from hell,” as in “I had a date from hell.” Asked how he felt these years after he created a phrase that is an integral part of daily vernacular and advertising jargon, Lewis uncharacteristically said, “I’m
If you haven’t heard it already, tune in to Tom Ashbrook’s conversation with Adrian Goldsworthy on NPR’s On Point. From the On Point website: “Hail, Caesar!” they still cry in the movies as once they saluted in the heart of ancient Rome and on battlefields from Gaul to Syria. Julius
From An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories by Ivan Brunetti, forthcoming in October. Stay tuned for more previews from this and other forthcoming titles from Yale University Press.
The Yale Book of Quotations, compiled by Fred R. Shapiro, is due out in October. But “aren’t there already books of quotations out there?” the review in Yale Alumni Magazine asks. “Do we need another? “Fred Shapiro’s answer is Yes, and yes. There are people who pick up Bartlett’s Familiar
Here is a sneak peek at In the Studio: Visits with Contemporary Cartoonists by Todd Hignite, the founding editor of Comic Art Magazine. In the Studio will be available in September. 2.03 Art Spiegelman, detail from “High Art Lowdown,” Artforum, December 1990. Copyright © 1990 by Art Spiegelman. 6.26 Daniel
“With [Thomas] Jefferson I conversed at length on the subject of architecture — Palladio, he said, ‘was the Bible — you should get it and stick close to it.’” – Colonel Isaac A. Coles, 1816 Andrea di Pietro della Gondola (1508-1580)–better known by the name Palladio, after the Greek goddess