04/19/19 Diary: Lithography



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I really like drawing mice. Probably from sweet stories when I was a child.


  1. Martin

    Okay, I’m that guy.

    *whispers: You spelled daughter wrong in the sixth panel. I blame your prepress stress.*

    Nice mutton chops, by the way. Will you go full 18th-century whaler?

  2. Peter Rogan

    Barber’s Adagio for Strings in E major typically brings up “Platoon” imagery in people of a certain age. Me, I like presenting Barber’s very early score for his overture to Sheridan’s “The School for Scandal” (Op. 5) to people unfamiliar with Barber and asking them what Star Wars film it comes from. Gets them every time.

    Sorry to hear about the stress preprint puts you through. I was a magazine editor many years ago and I find the compulsion to seek and correct errors has never left me, in whatever job I’ve had. And in my personal life, something I have to control, else I might point out your sixth panel misspells ‘cinematography.’ But life is too short, you know?

      1. Peter Rogan

        Actually, I was familiar with the Adagio in E before the movie. And so I have always associated it with funerals. It is the quintessential sound of pathos. That and “The Death of Ase” from Grieg’s “Peer Gynt”. If you want to be depressed, listen to them together, and lose the ability to rise from where you sit.

  3. Steven

    I for one am in favour of the mutton chops. I just have a full on beard that isn’t allowed to grow out much. My barber who is also the banker and COO of this place refuses to let it. *sigh* Enjoy while you can.

  4. Isn’t lithography drawing just like drawing with crayons, except all the crayons are black? I honestly don’t understand how lithographs turn out so well given how they’re made. Unless something about the printing process turns crayon drawings into pure awesome.
    Or maybe it’s that only artists of a certain skill are willing to commit to having their art literally etched into stone?

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