The Gherkin & Sardine – A Poetryzine

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Illustrated booklet of poems from a series of spontaneous poetry happenings. 100% hand-drawn and hand-made. Includes classics such as: “The Avocado”, “Melons”, and “Baked Beans”. These poems were originally typed spontaneously on a 1936 Remington Portable, based on topics from any passersby willing to part with a good pound. They … Read More >>

Tiny Pencil IV on Broken Frontier

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Lovely review of Tiny Pencil IV on Broken Frontier by Andy Oliver (the secret/not-so-secret weapon of UK comics). “This is by far the strongest issue of the series yet in terms of pure comics though, with a pleasing assortment of established creators and up-and-coming artists. In its two-year life, Tiny Pencil … Read More >>

A Guide to Libraries (China, 1918)

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My great-grandfather Gù Shí (顧實) was a Chinese professor, paleographer, academic, and historian. He was also a great lover of schools, books, and libraries. In 1918, he wrote and published “A Guide to Libraries”. China was in uncertain times then. The Qing Dynasty had fallen and the new Republic just established in 1912. The … Read More >>