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February 10, 2014

I did not know that Chris Ware did a cover for Candide

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February 6, 2014

Fear (Life in Hell)

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February 2, 2014

Charlie Brown, existentialist placekicker

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Existentialism has been accused of being defeatist and depressing (and Sartre didn’t help his cause with terms like ‘abandonment’, ‘despair’, and ‘nausea’). But Peanuts also demonstrates the optimism of the philosophy. Why does Charlie Brown continue to go out to the pitcher’s mound, despite his 50 year losing streak? Why try to kick the football, when Lucy has always pulled it away at the last second? Because there is an infinite gap between the past and the present. Regardless of what has come before, there is always the possibility of change. Monstrous freedom is a double edged sword. We exist, and are responsible. This is both liberating and terrifying.

From “Sartre & Peanuts” by Nathan Radke.

January 24, 2014

Some Really Lovely Books Acquired, 1.21.2014 (Thanks Ryan!)

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I was pleasantly surprised to get a box of great stuff in the mail from Ryan Mihaly, a frequent contributor to this blog (check out the second part of his interview with translator Ilan Stavans). Inside the handsome Penguin Classics Goethe was this little card:

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I had never even heard of The Thoughtbook, Fitzgerald’s boyhood diary. Sample:

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Tom Clark is The Best.

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And always Hell.

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Thanks again, Ryan!

January 23, 2014

“One Bird” — Tom Clark

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January 21, 2014

Thor Brand Pickled Herring (Tony Millionaire)

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January 11, 2014

“Say Something Surrealistic” (Zippy the Pinhead)

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January 3, 2014

The Locked Room — Tom Gauld

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January 1, 2014

Little Nemo New Year — Winsor McCay

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December 31, 2013

Last Day (Peanuts)

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December 27, 2013

Miraculous chunk of meat (Calvin and Hobbes)

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December 24, 2013

Get It (Peanuts)

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December 23, 2013

Escape — Glen Baxter

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December 22, 2013

Surveillance (Calvin and Hobbes)

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December 18, 2013

An Acute Case — Glen Baxter

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December 15, 2013

Dr. Strange Gets Lost on His Way to the Surrealist’s Convention — P. Craig Russell

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December 10, 2013

Shop (The Perry Bible Fellowship)

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December 8, 2013

Samuel Beckett’s Adventures of Tintin — Tom Gauld

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December 5, 2013

Kites Are Fantastic! (Cowboy Henk)

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November 29, 2013

Consume! — Ron Cobb

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