"Mineappolis writer Abra Staffin-Wiebe brings us a new take on an old Russian fairy tale: the quest for a blessing from the elusive firebird. In this iteration, young Ekaterina celebrates her fourteenth birthday, and a rare firebird sighting sets in motion a chain of events that will change her life forever."
Artwork by Henry Lauritzen, Sherlockiana (Vol. 1, Nos. 3-4), 1956.
Oh my goodness, rogues gallery! Perfect.
‘The Rocket Book’ by Peter Newell. Published 1912 byHarper & Brothers, New York.
Description: The upward progress of a rocket, lit in the basement by the janitor’s son, causes some strange situations as it passes through 20 floors of apartments!
See the complete book here.
Salvador Dalí Illustrates “Alice in Wonderland”
Alice in Wonderland was written by English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson under the pseudonym of Lewis Carroll. It was first published in 1865 and has been illustrated by many different artists. The most famous artist to lend his talents was that of Salvador Dalí.
He completed a total of thirteen illustrations, one for each chapter of the book, and one original signed etching in 4 colors as the frontpiece. This edition was published by New York’s Maecenas Press-Random House in 1969 and distributed as their book of the month. The volume went on to become one of the most sought after Dalí suites of all time.
I did not know this.
DEVAN. DEVAN LOOK AT THIS NOW. LOOK AT THIS NOW, MARINACCIO.
I got a chance to draw some kickass nuns (both catholic & tibetan) for Mental Floss magazine’s December issue! The article is about 5 amazing nuns from different centuries and locations—warriors, feminists, former actresses! Thanks to my AD Winslow Taft for the fantastic layout and the idea to have me do the illustrations in illuminated manuscript style, which was an awesome challenge. Sketches, layout, and the nuns themselves on my blog.