Sir F. Chook, Inventor of Leopard Oil

Likeness captured upon a daguerrotype machine in Japan, July 1891


Wherein the Author reflects upon certain topical & personal issues of the Day.

The archive for March, 2009

The following lettres were posted during this month:

Speaking Of Tees…

Posted upon the 25th of March, 2009

Today, our order from Topatoco arrived! Our order from Topatoco arrived today! Topatoco is a comics-merch collective set up by Jeffrey Rowland of Overcompensating and Wigu, encompassing most of the best webcomic artists of our time: Jeph Jacques, Dorothy Gambrell, fellow historian Kate Beaton, Ryan North… lots, you see? Lots. I don’t like to rave… […]

Yeah, We Watched Them

Posted upon the 22nd of March, 2009

I’ve long been a Watchmen fan, as certain examples of verbose nerdery will attest. Reports suggested that the translation to feature film might have avoided the pitfalls felt by previous Alan Moore film adaptations League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and From Hell. And V for Vendetta. And Hellblazer. So, it was only right and fitting that […]

The F.A.Q!

Posted upon the 19th of March, 2009

In a creative moment, I tweaked the Frederick Answers Questions section of the Biographie page, and Miss Merah pointed out: those are useful additions, why not pop them on the news page as well? So here they are; if you have a particularly probing question you’d like to put to me, feel free, and there’s […]

Thomas Clavell Still At Large

Posted upon the 17th of March, 2009

Hello, FrillyShirteans. My thesis has reached that point where it must occupy the vast majority of my time. To reward your patience in hearing me through the weeks ahead (fairer fields and weddings bells no doubt lying on the other side), I’m reissuing some of my favourite Classic FrillyShirt. It’s honestly hard to believe I’ve […]

Peanuts Explained

Posted upon the 7th of March, 2009

Have you seen Marmaduke Explained? In its fourth year now, it takes the daily Marmaduke strip and deconstructs it, summarises its core joke in 500 words or less, and shows it up as so much utter hash. Now, that’s grand fun, but I do wonder if even a high-quality newspaper comic would stand up to […]