Loose and casual graphic-blogging with random thoughts and links to interesting things.
Why, exactly, is this a “hipster” favorite? What distinguishes this from subversive children’s literature throughout the decades, from Dr. Seuss’ underground side-projects to Shel Silverstein? Does the back of the book instruct the reader to grow ironic facial hair and buy PBR tallboys at whatever momentarily trendy dive bar? Are there pictures of guys in Daisy Dukes and drunk young women in Native American headdresses? Does the narrator append “GET IT?!” to the end of every page?
“One of these brothers was called Comestor‥, as it were booke-eater, because he was such a “Helluo librorum,” a devourer of bookes.”
— Simon Birckbek, Protestants Evidence (xii), 1635
— R. Ascham, scholemaster (1570)