Pleistocene Verses (and The Silent Cartographer)

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More collaborations with Volodymyr Bilyk. The first one I call “Bison”, the second is “Bogun” (in which you can see a word written with Tony Burhouse’s Asemicism font, so this is a also collaboration with Tony).

Apropos of nothing else except I have been listening to this a lot lately, as an antidote to…well, all that junk I encounter in a normal human life. It is a very beautiful, very soothing album by Andrew Heath: The Silent Cartographer. The title grabbed my attention firmly, and I only got halfway through this ecstatic review before I clicked the link to listen.

The wife of one entirely unknown

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© 2016 Lin Tarczynski

The glyphs in this panel were made from a font called Asemicism, created by Tony Burhouse/Gene Mutation. I can’t leave well enough alone, of course, so the letters are smooshed and flipped any which way. My interpretation of today’s comic appears below, but before you read it, I would be pleased if you take some time to indulge your own imagination. There is no correct interpretation of my asemic work. If you prefer to ignore my interpretation in favor of your own, that’s totally okay.

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POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT
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What cartoon hero doesn’t have a much-imperiled girlfriend? Jack Loki’s significant other is dainty, sweet-tempered, ridge-backed, clodhopping Alice Aroumbeyski, portrayed here as a saucy Martian pin-up girl. Or boy. Or it. Alice was once described, with solemn sagacity, by her four-year-old cousin Sophia, as a “cobra-zebra with stickin’-up hair and bad neck”.