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WARNING:
THE CHALKBOARD CONTAINS POTENTIAL DOCTOR WHO SERIES 8 SPOILERS
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[podcast plug]
I co-host a Doctor Who podcast, titled, “Wanderers in the 4th Dimension”.
We’re covering the classic series in sequential order including lost episodes. We’ve put our classic coverage on hiatus, so we can cover series eight. The gears are turning and not just on Doctor Who’s opening credits. In addition to discussing and reviewing each episode, we also like to make predictions such as these. Are they accurate? Who knows? Who knows. Only time will tell, but if our musings pique your curiosity, consider subscribing to us on iTunes (the podcast is FREE). We’re also on Libsyn. Links are available on my site’s main page.

Allons-y

Mike Dringenberg
"Still Life with Cats" (I would have called it, “Still Death with Cats”)
1992
Ink on board, photostats
From the collection of Yang Lim

As promised, here’s another photograph from the Cartoon Art Museum’s Sandman exhibit (held earlier this year). I confess, I do have a soft spot for illustrations depicting cats, and this one is no exception. A personal favorite of mine is a gorgeous Steve Rude pinup of Wonder Woman surrounded by cats. I’ll go on record as saying that I’m equally fond of illustrations depicting mice. Check out Harry Rountree’s “Tween Devil & Deep Sea" and I think you’ll see why - but I digress.
More photos from the Sandman exhibit are forthcoming. I’m a bit of a stickler about representing the works of others as accurately as I can, so I’m taking the time to crop my photos and white balance them in order to compensate for my inability to use flash photography whilst in the museum. I’ll be recoding another Patrick Troughton era Doctor Who review for the Wanderers in the 4th Dimension podcast later this evening and then I need to prepare for Monday’s review of the Peter Capaldi era episode, “Listen”, which means I won’t have an opportunity to spruce up additional photos until a bit later in the week.

My previous photo: Sandman vol. 1, issue 1, page 1
can be viewed here.

Sandman vol. 1 no. 1"Sleep of the Just”January, 1989Sam Kieth and Mike DringenbergInk on boardEarlier this year, San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum featured a Sandman exhibit. While that exhibit has run its due course, there’s always something worth checking out there, so be sure to add it to your itinerary should you happen to be in the area. The Sandman exhibit may have come and gone, but it’s forever preserved (or at least until my hard drive dies) in the form of a digital iPhoto album. I have the gal at the museum’s reception desk, who was kind enough to allow me to take non-flash photography photos, to thank for that. I’ll pay her kindness forward by sharing a few select photos I took while there - but not all-at-once. Where’s the fun in that? I’ll start this ball rolling with a photo of Sandman vol. 1, number 1, page 1.
Zoom Info
Camera
Panasonic DMC-FZ35
ISO
400
Aperture
f/2.8
Exposure
1/15th
Focal Length
4mm

Sandman vol. 1 no. 1
"Sleep of the Just
January, 1989
Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg
Ink on board

Earlier this year, San Francisco’s Cartoon Art Museum featured a Sandman exhibit. While that exhibit has run its due course, there’s always something worth checking out there, so be sure to add it to your itinerary should you happen to be in the area. The Sandman exhibit may have come and gone, but it’s forever preserved (or at least until my hard drive dies) in the form of a digital iPhoto album. I have the gal at the museum’s reception desk, who was kind enough to allow me to take non-flash photography photos, to thank for that. I’ll pay her kindness forward by sharing a few select photos I took while there - but not all-at-once. Where’s the fun in that? I’ll start this ball rolling with a photo of Sandman vol. 1, number 1, page 1.

amiscu:

An awesome painting of J.R.R Tolkien by Donato Giancola
Some details worth mentioning:
1. The chair carries the crest of the kings of gondor
2. On the desk we find an illustration of the barrel ride and the runes of gateway of moria 
3. The smoke from the pipe is shaping into an eagle
4. On the right bookshelf we find first edition copies of The Hobbit and The Lord of the rings
5. An old copy of Beowulf is on the left bookshelf
6. The teacups are bearing the crests of Beren and Luthien.
Zoom Info
Camera
Phase One P45
ISO
50
Aperture
f/11
Focal Length
80mm

amiscu:

An awesome painting of J.R.R Tolkien by Donato Giancola

Some details worth mentioning:

1. The chair carries the crest of the kings of gondor

2. On the desk we find an illustration of the barrel ride and the runes of gateway of moria 

3. The smoke from the pipe is shaping into an eagle

4. On the right bookshelf we find first edition copies of The Hobbit and The Lord of the rings

5. An old copy of Beowulf is on the left bookshelf

6. The teacups are bearing the crests of Beren and Luthien.

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