Images from THE BOOK OF MIRACLES, Taschen’s new edition of the 1552 manuscript, the Augsburg Book of Miraculous Signs.

Images from THE BOOK OF MIRACLES, Taschen’s new edition of the 1552 manuscript, the Augsburg Book of Miraculous Signs.

YES, PLEASE. 
Fantastic tentacle necklace/earring set from Killer Tentacle Octopus.

YES, PLEASE. 

Fantastic tentacle necklace/earring set from Killer Tentacle Octopus.

Look at this spectacular photo of R. Crumb and C. Tyler!

Look at this spectacular photo of R. Crumb and C. Tyler!

(Source: cmxflavor)

Sumptuous! 
Via thebristolboard: 

Rare poster by underground cartoonist, Jay Lynch, for the Fifth Annual Seminar of Film Techniques which was held at Chicago’s Loyola University in 1968.

Sumptuous! 

Via thebristolboard

Rare poster by underground cartoonist, Jay Lynch, for the Fifth Annual Seminar of Film Techniques which was held at Chicago’s Loyola University in 1968.

"I knew that if we had a daughter, because I know my wife and I know the kind of girl she wants to raise and I know the kind of girl I want to raise, she was going to look at what I did for a living and want to know how the fuck I could stomach it. How could I sell her out like that?” Fraction continued. “That conversation is still coming, and I’m bracing for it in the way that some dads brace for their daughter’s first date or boyfriend. I became acutely aware that I had sort of done that thing that lots of privileged hetero cisgendered white dudes do. ‘I’m cool with women, and that’s enough.’ It’s not enough. It’s embarrassing to say, because we somehow have attached shame to learning and evolving our opinions, culturally, but I became aware that there was a deficiency of and to women in my work, and all I could do at that moment was take care of my side of the street."

Matt Fraction, on comics and women, in a 2012 Comic Book Resources interview.

The Nelros cup of fortune, by Aynsley (c. 1920): a fortune-telling cup and saucer.

The Nelros cup of fortune, by Aynsley (c. 1920): a fortune-telling cup and saucer.

From marcedith:

….vintage japanese matchbox labels, via Match World….

(via savage-america)

"The cubist photographer" (1914): this would actually be a very cool way to take a photograph…

"The cubist photographer" (1914): this would actually be a very cool way to take a photograph…

Gorgeous lettering on the rear of an 1890s tintype from the Bosco-Automat, an early automatic photo machine.
Hat-tip to Tracey Polyflavour and her Facebook feed!

Gorgeous lettering on the rear of an 1890s tintype from the Bosco-Automat, an early automatic photo machine.

Hat-tip to Tracey Polyflavour and her Facebook feed!

16-year-old Paul Levitz decides to give up his summer vacation, and a 4-decade career is born.  He’s joined by Michael Uslan, who would go on to produce every Batman film from 1989 onward.
That was a helluva summer.
This image comes from a wonderful examination of the significance of Levitz’s 1970s fanzine, THE COMIC READER.

16-year-old Paul Levitz decides to give up his summer vacation, and a 4-decade career is born.  He’s joined by Michael Uslan, who would go on to produce every Batman film from 1989 onward.

That was a helluva summer.

This image comes from a wonderful examination of the significance of Levitz’s 1970s fanzine, THE COMIC READER.

Gallery installation of Jayson Musson’s “Exhibit of Abstract Art,” based on abstract art depicted in Ernie Bushmiller’s “Nancy” comic strip.  More here.

Gallery installation of Jayson Musson’s “Exhibit of Abstract Art,” based on abstract art depicted in Ernie Bushmiller’s “Nancy” comic strip.  More here.

Empty NYC bus, in 1964, from photographer Duane Michals’ series, “Empty New York,” on display at DC Moore.
Below, DUMBO, avant la lettre:

Empty NYC bus, in 1964, from photographer Duane Michals’ series, “Empty New York,” on display at DC Moore.

Below, DUMBO, avant la lettre:

sidewalk message on Flickr.

sidewalk message on Flickr.

Image taken from page 68 of ‘Belle and the Dragon. An elfin comedy’ by The British Library on Flickr.The beast is reading “Le grand grimoire,” a book of magic spells.

Image taken from page 68 of ‘Belle and the Dragon. An elfin comedy’ by The British Library on Flickr.

The beast is reading “Le grand grimoire,” a book of magic spells.

Probably my favorite transi tomb of all time: Francois I de la Sarra, in the Chapel at La Sarraz (d. 1363), at Vaud in Switzerland. The feasting frogs on face and genitals never fail to freak me out.  All those worms are just icing on the cake, so to speak.
Transi tombs were common in the years following the Black Death (c.1346-1353), although they continued well into the 16th century.  They reminded viewers of the transitory nature of life and, like depictions of the Three Quick and the Three Dead (below), that “As you are, I once was; as I am, so too will you be.”
EDITED TO ADD: the amazing artist Keren Katz was inspired by this post for the cover of her new comix anthology, available at the Animix Festival:

Probably my favorite transi tomb of all time: Francois I de la Sarra, in the Chapel at La Sarraz (d. 1363), at Vaud in Switzerland. The feasting frogs on face and genitals never fail to freak me out.  All those worms are just icing on the cake, so to speak.

Transi tombs were common in the years following the Black Death (c.1346-1353), although they continued well into the 16th century.  They reminded viewers of the transitory nature of life and, like depictions of the Three Quick and the Three Dead (below), that “As you are, I once was; as I am, so too will you be.”

EDITED TO ADD: the amazing artist Keren Katz was inspired by this post for the cover of her new comix anthology, available at the Animix Festival: