Wednesday, 21 September 2011

The goldeniest Little Golden Book

Here’s a first look at the cover of Het Zeemans-ABC, a Dutch Little Golden Book, written by Nienke Denekamp, with art by me, and the shiniest gold by publisher Rubinstein. The book launches at Het Scheepvaartmuseum, Amsterdam, at 2pm on the 5th of October. Read more here.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

A ship for Odysseus

Still struggling to draw Scylla. A job for Max Ernst maybe.

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Twit Archive - 1-20 March 2011

Tweets below the fold, on intervention in Libya, UNSC Resolution 1973, and more.

Above, Chemical Warfare board game, art by AV Kuklin, USSR 1925, from Dieselpunk via @brendankoerner.

Twit Archive - 17-28 February 2011

Tweets below the fold, overwhelmingly on Libya, from #Feb17 to UNSC Resolution 1970.

Outside the Libyan Embassy in Mauritania, a sketch by Isabel Fiadeiro of a demonstration by the Mauritanian RFD opposition party and students against Gadafi. Via @themoornextdoor on February 22nd.

Art copyright © Isabel Fiadeiro.

Twit Archive - 1-16 February 2011

Tweets below the fold on Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, Iran, and Libya . . . with a short musical interlude from Gonzo the Great, via Kevin Gendreau.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Twit Archive - January 2011

Tweets below the fold from Tunisia to Tahrir.

Also, art links to Norman Saunders (above) at Monster Brains, Olga Dugina and Andrej Dugin at Lines and Colors, Kate Beaton draws The Adventures of Sexy Batman, while Michael Sporn serves a feast of Feininger in parts one, two, three, and continued later in four, five, and six. Sweeter still, Stephen Kroninger scans Magic in Frosting by John McNamara.

Twit Archive - December 2010

Tweets below the fold. Lots of Wikileaks blather. Plus links to TV in North Korea, the imprisonment of Iranian film maker Jafar Pahani, Dirk Deppey’s last Journalista post, Terry Glavin on the women of the Afghan National Security Forces, more detentions in Iran, Abu Muqawama on Joe Biden, Iraqi and Iranian asylum seekers killed in Christmas Island wreck, how to survive a nuclear terror attack, Dave Barno, Andrew Exum, and Bob Woodward discussing Afghanistan beyond 2014, and Love and Death:

Twit Archive - November 2010

The archive continues below the fold. Links to Esquire on Leslie Nielsen, Terry Glavin on George GallowayFrancis Sedgemore on the Twitter Joke Trial, and Francesca Panetta talking to Ira Glass. Warming up.

Twit Archive - October 2010

Searching for old tweets on Twitter can be difficult, so below the fold this blog’s Twit Archive begins. Not very many at first.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Rest your eyes, weary traveller

From August, a little painting on the wall of a B&B, a place up several flights of stairs on the top floor of a tall old building squeezed in with many others on the top of a hill in Ventimiglia, across the river from the train station. Bed good, breakfast sweet and pretty, coffee the best of the holiday.

One party wall was shared with a little church that had a carved stone skull over the door, and inside in silent and deserted darkness, a corpse: a life-size and lifelike Christ laid out on a sheet in the centre of the room.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Taleban now talking

Yesterday’s front page from The Times was headlined “US backs ‘Taleban embassy’ in move to end 10-year war.” Reportedly, “with the approval of Washington, the Taliban is opening a quasi-embassy in Qatar,” to facilitate negotiations. Today however, it seems some in the Taleban have made clear they prefer to negotiate in Kabul. Tweets of their ongoing attack below the fold.

For more, the UK Forces Afghanistan blog regularly rounds up mainstream reporting. Afghanistan Analysis has a directory of Afghan blogs. See also the earlier post on Terry Glavin.

Added, Una Moore at UN Dispatch today, Kabul Attacks: The Taliban’s Slow Siege.

And at Foreign Policy magazine, Andrew Exum on What We Still Don’t Know About the Kabul Attacks. (Everything.)

Mother on Mars

Monday, 12 September 2011

Sunday, 11 September 2011

New York and London

Drawings by Lucinda Rogers
An exhibition from 2002

Ben Freedman, Orchard Street.

Eugene at North Eastern Motors.

Port Authority policeman Rudi Hernandez with EMS workers.

Ground Zero looking north, from the roof of the firehouse at night, 2002.

Great Jones and Lafayette, Christmas Eve.

Borough Market.

Copyright © Lucinda Rogers 2002.

Saturday, 10 September 2011


Postcards from the USSR

found discarded

in an alleyway in North London.

On the reverse - one, two, three and four - are marked prices, but it seems they did not sell.

Or perhaps someone did buy them, and then regretted the purchase.

Found by S.

Friday, 9 September 2011

#IsraeliEmbassy #Cairo

Tomorrow’s hangover will not be good. Below the fold, a snapshot of Twitter reports and reactions in recent hours from inside and outside Egypt, newest on top.

The Cutty Sark and a narwhal

Following on from the previous post, here’s another one flying new colours.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Old bird in new plumage

From Op zee kan het spoken, a short strip originally in black and white. I’m drawing colour separations for a new screen print version.

Sunday, 4 September 2011


Where the blogging action is . . .

On Syria. on Libya, on the wide revolution that rose in Iran and continues across the Middle East and North Africa, my first stops are the tweeters gathered here, and also EA WorldView.

Terry Glavin’s keyboard is taking a pounding these days. Here he is on Syria, on how “the regime of Bashar al-Assad is waging an all-out war on the Syrian people”.

And here on Libya, “long live the revolution”.

On solidarity and internationalism, and the ongoing confusions of the anti-imperialist Stopper Left. On Paul Berman, “magisterial”.

On Julian Assange, his victims in Zimbabwe, Belarus and Cuba, and his “enablers in the mainstream media.”

On truth and fiction, and on stone walls and brambles.

He has a book coming out. Come From the Shadows: The Long and Lonely Struggle for Peace in Afghanistan. And you can read more about it on his blog, and via the twittergrams.


Some more places worth a visit: Mick Hartley on the forgotten history of the Jews of Baghdad.

Harry’s Place has a number of posts on some of those having difficulty reconciling with reality in Libya, including nostalgic Communists, Americans both ‘anti-war’ and otherwise , and the governments of Venezuela and Zimbabwe.

The undefeated: Potkin Azarmehr, Iraqi American Mojo, Norman Geras.

More excellent links are supplied by Bob from Brockley.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Happy birthday to S

And we’re off . . .