If they dress them up like Taliban….

NATO has picked off 33 (the figure seems to be down to 27) in Afghanistan and wounded another 12. It is normal, among the disintegrated were four women and a child, all looking like Taliban insurgents that were scary to look at, even from a high altitude and with all …

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Francisco Darnís, Jabato generation

Francisco Darnís, Jabato generation

Darnís drawing. Photo: Silvia Darnís Francisco Darnís, Jabato generation I think that the most interesting chapters in the biographies of the authors are those that come directly from the memories and voices of the people who lived with them. I met Silvia Darnís a few years ago in a forum …

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8 million dollars drawing cartoons, in 1933

8 million dollars drawing cartoons, in 1933

  A lucky group of some 200 press cartoonists earned between 200 and 1000 dollars a day, these artists moved in an industry that generated 8 million dollars… from 1933. Some of them could earn up to 7000 dollars a week, these numbers are even more shocking if you try …

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Comics of the Spanish Civil War, Children and Propaganda 1936-1939

Comics of the Spanish Civil War, Children and Propaganda 1936-1939

Note the “subliminal” relationship between “red” and murderer as children’s reading. Some images of Spanish Civil War comics from the exhibition, Children and Propaganda 1936-1939. Publications for children that had no sex but did call for violence at the top of their voices, including evangelism. Very martial arm-in-arm boys on …

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Camisetasw, tazas, bolsos, etc. Sr Cool

A life of invention. Interview with Enriqueta, widow of Ramón Sabatés

A life of invention. Interview with Enriqueta, widow of Ramón Sabatés

I have remembered Ramón many times, whenever I sit down to try to invent any nonsense, the work of Ramón Sabatés i Massanell comes to mind, and many people have among their childhood or youthful memories the inventions of Professor Franz of Copenhagen. Professor Franz of Copenhagen appeared for the …

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Homemade pinball with clothes pegs, making toys IV

Homemade pinball with clothes pegs, making toys IV

Making toys. The pinball or ball machine, “petaco”, etc. How to make a homemade Pinball with clothes pegs? Wood was one of the most common materials for making toys. How many scroll saws have we broken? To build the Pinball (ball machine) you needed, in addition to a fat marble …

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