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 “Cartoons”

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Dolls with Souls / From Pinot Noir’s Personal Files, Under “F”

Posted upon the 10th of June, 2008

Things are improving here, bit by bit. By way of a simple post, untaxing on the body and the nerves, I’ll tell you about an interesting artistic project happening here in Melbourne. Omnific Assembly are calling for contributors for an exhibition called Totem, a collection of sculptures of artists’ selves – not merely self-portraits, but […]

Lord Gilchester’s Practical Precepts for the Morally Lax!

Posted upon the 14th of April, 2008

“Tally-ho! I’m Lord Gilchester, and this is some life advice for young and old, pulled from the experiences of my many, debaucherous – some would say lecherous – years. – Tired of bills? A revolving collection of false moustaches gives you as many identities as you like. You can be Olaf Hunderson at your tailor’s, […]

Do It Or Don’t

Posted upon the 1st of February, 2008

A Respectable Chap Disapproves of some Young Longhairs. Beauty is life. Beauty is life. Nothing is. Everything does. Be young ’til you’re old. Be one ’til you’re all. Just ask the World Soul. Aw man. -SFC

A Springtime Scene

Posted upon the 15th of January, 2008

First Enamored: Can you promise me the universe, Saul? Can you promise me all the stars in the glittering sky, sailing ships and rainstorms and tall willow trees? Second Same: (bashful) Well… I can promise you my auntie Jemimah’s peachpricot pie! First: Capital!

Having “The Talk”

Posted upon the 24th of November, 2007

“Father, you brush your teeth with tooth-paste, so why don’t you brush your hair with hair-paste?” “Why, I do, child. Uncle Chester’s Flavourited Hair Paste, with miracle ingredient Vintner’s Wax. It’s the only hair-paste for the fearsome man.” “Oh, I do see, Father, I do see.”

But First!

Posted upon the 12th of September, 2007

I am become Beth, destroyer of worlds!

God’s Teeth! It’s Burly-Man!

Posted upon the 26th of August, 2007

Unlikely inheritor of an ancient legacy of warrior-heroines, Reg Wainborough is Burly-Man, protector and champion of femininity and grace! Ne’er-do-wells quiver in their moustaches while Burly-Man patrols! Burly-Man – don’t laugh at his hair!

The Three Swell Chaps Invite Themselves Into Your Ears

Posted upon the 30th of March, 2007

Three Swell Chaps – Songs for Bachelors Sir Frederick Chook’s Leopard Oil & Gramophone Records Co. 1. We Don’t Like To Drive A Motorcar – 2:41 2. Song About Our Moustaches (single) – 3:10 3. Look Out It’s Marmots – 4:06 4. We’re Meticulous And Exacting (Like Charles Sanders Peirce) – 8:53 5. Beware The […]