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ArtLung posts tagged with “history” ·

  • Charming 1956 Disneyland Home Movie
    And it turns out there’s an instant of young Steve Martin in the film. Also watch or download it at Found via the always wonderful

  • Handicraft Guide to Cartooning for Armed Forces Personnel
    What a great find from the ASIFA Hollywood Animation Archive. In 16 pages, it communicates a lot; though, the section on “racial symbols” makes me uncomfortable.

  • Digital Breast Reduction in Pixar’s Knick Knack
    jwz has all the details on the breast reduction that took place in the re-release of Knick Knack. I remember seeing Knick-Knack at a computer animation festival and at other animation tournees in San Diego and I do remember the original version. In fact, I think I have a VHS tape with the original versions…

  • WebSanDiego Movie Night, 2001
    Way back when, as a group, WebSanDiego, or at least parts of it, went to see at the Ken Cinemar. That was fun. I think that was the first time I met Pinguino in person! I made this graphic as part of a promotional page for the event. I think it still looks pretty…
  • Twenty Year Anniversary
    I don’t care for April Fool’s Day, but the opportunity to think about mistakes is a nice one. Five years ago, in No Fooling., I wrote: 15 years ago I learned something critical and important about myself. It’s beyond the scope of this blog to talk specifics, but let’s simply say that I made some…

  • Accelerated Decrepitude: Reading Glasses
    Spectacles were invented in the 13th century. In the year of our Lord, 2007 — yesterday, in fact, I received a pair of eyeglasses which I will attempt to wear for reading and otherwise. I am 37 years old. Dr. Kubota, the Japanese-American eye doctor I went to was most professional. I really liked the…
  • Quote of the Day
    “You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. Up to man’s age-old dream — the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order — or down to the ant heap of…
  • Disdain for $
    I like this… “If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that…
  • Civil Flag Update
    From Kynn: more on the (mythical? fictional?) civil flag, which I mentioned before — U.S. Civilian Flag? and Flag Related Myths and Folklore (United States) / Civilian Flag.