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by halldeckery
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pigs in art and children's literature
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Pigs in art and children's literature

So Olivia the Pig has only been around for 20-some years. And that's a whole generation growing up thinking "This is what storybook pigs are like". And literary pigs before that were either bewildered pigs [like Wilbur] who knew they were food [a modern version might be the Diary of a Wimpy Kid unna...
by halldeckery
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "My other car is a broom" [animism and technology in van Allsburg]
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Views: 17852

"My other car is a broom" [animism and technology in van Allsburg]

Went to the Triennial exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria and saw a set of tapestries. One of the tapestries said: My other car is a broom and while it might seem far away from the world of kidlit [there are other exhibitions which are very relevant to children like the Moja Moja Life] I ...
by halldeckery
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Naïve illustration in picture books
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Views: 17782

Naïve illustration in picture books

It was particularly interesting how Slap Happy Larry put in Maud Lewis, as I don't know if people outside Canada would have encountered her before adulthood. All the great styles and techniques. It makes me think of a great tech saying: Easy is hard . And when I was reading about Traugot I thought h...
by halldeckery
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Five Guys in Silicon Valley and elsewhere
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Views: 17753

Five Guys in Silicon Valley and elsewhere

Another set of Five Guys on television are the original QUEER EYE FOR THE STRAIGHT GUY people. And I think five is probably enough that people can remember most of them without too many nasty triangles. [the nasty triangle thing comes from Michael Woods who wrote a paper about Enid Blyton in LINES -...