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History For The Price Of Peanuts

I can’t say I think of Planters’ Mr. Peanut as a source of historical data, but this colorful little “Paint Book” from 1935 would seem to indicate otherwise.

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The Ages Of “21″

In 1936, the former speakeasy and NYC restaurant-club, Jack & Charlie’s “21″ (what we now know as The 21 Club) published, “The Iron Gate” as a self-promotional tool.

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Noir is Dark: Black Scat Publishing

Black Scat Publishing is responsible for visual and literary books, including “Nickle Noir: the Art of John Nickle”. Founder Norman Conquest provides insight into his evolution in the publishing world. “There’s nothing wrong with digital books, mind you, but only as a convenience. An accessory. Not a replacement!” he says.

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Riting Before Texting

Before Instagram, photo albums required considerable manual labor to keep fresh and current. There were various ways, but one of the most popular was a tracing method, in this case known as Rite-a-Title. You could “Write a Title in a …

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A Stan Mack Cartoon Chronicle of Revolutions Foretold

Stan Mack’s “Real Life Funnies” strip, created in the mid-1970s for the “Village Voice,” presaged the documentary comics of artists such as Art Spiegelman and Joe Sacco. And now it appears that his Print feature from 17 years ago also …

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Weekend Heller: Shooting Shame, Storm Dies, Sparkling Neon

Ignoring the 90 Percent Milton Glaser responded to the cowardice of the United States Senate to pass the minimum gun legislation with a poster. While posters won’t end gun violence, at least the 90 percent who advocate for some kind …

Thought You Had Animation Pegged? Not For Much Longer !

The drawing/image registration process is a fundamental aspect of film animation. If the images that are animated don’t have a shared foundation with each other, the movement that’s created by the animator has no common relationship with the background or …

Graphically Seasoned Greetings!

Last year at this time, I did a post on past holiday cards that J.J. Sedelmaier Productions, Inc. has sent out over the years. This year I’m presenting some of the greetings the studio has RECEIVED throughout the years! They …