Above, a detail from a 1784 engraving, Departure of the Harpy or amphibious monster of Cadiz to be taken to the King and Royal Family of Spain. See the entire image at the Monster Brains blog.
More art and monsters and foreign affairs in the tweets below the fold.
Palestinian envoy to US comes out in favour of apartheid state?! jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPo… via @CarlRaincoat
Afghanistan's first and only female pilot, and her 5 year old co-pilot daughter: t.co/rL5Gyvol - via @AhmadShuja
@mariocavalli Drawing a Homeric ship sailing between Scylla and Charybdis today, so your pictures are very useful, especially steering oars!
Ship building, Ankara Uni Nautical Archeology, pix by @mariocavalli - t.co/rP928nMn - t.co/PEmz5xvw - t.co/9ptJOPMz
RT @Tharwacolamus Syrian Revolution Digest: Syria: the war continues, the wrangling worsens! syrianrevolutiondigest.blogspot.com/2011/09/syria-… - #Assad #Syria
blakehounshell Blake Hounshell
On Hari: "Anyone over the age of five knows that copying others’ work is wrong." t.co/7mQ1QFSn
potkazar potkin azarmehr
50 lashes for Iranian PHD student, Somayeh Tohidlou azarmehr.blogspot.com/2011/09/fifty-… #iranelection
dw_english DW | News Complete
Dutch state responsible for massacre during Indonesian war bit.ly/n9gcpu
On the blog: Rest your eyes weary traveller, a little painting on the wall of a B&B in Ventimiglia, next door to death. t.co/jnpJXpQh
combatjourno Mustafa KAZEMI
[Photo] 1000s of Bullets were shot in the attack. Some fell @ random places. Children collecting some yfrog.com/h3oqlimxj @Bsarwary
ConflictsUpdate Conflicts Update
Pilot fatigue, not Cold War conspiracy, likely behind crash that killed UN ... sns.mx/Xjfyy1
As Konstantin Tsiolkovsky saw that Nikolai Fyodorovich Fyodorov's plan to raise the dead would lead to overcrowding... t.co/qitUUDH
fpinternational Forbidden Planet Int
AAAH! RT @AeronAlfrey Going BIG with Monster Brains t.co/9ILGcHK I've been meaning to do this for years.
Rabbit, rabbit, nice fat rabbit... t.co/dOAFwTe "London Melodies; or Cries of the Seasons" wood engravings of street sellers, 1820s.
punkyscudmonkey Paul Duane
This should be an agenda setter RT @MostlyFilm: #SaveBBC4? How about, for the greater good, we #KillBBC4? bit.ly/pR275e
abumuqawama Andrew Exum
A special 9/11 Q&A with Norwegian scholar Thomas Hegghammer: bit.ly/ptw6gH
On the blog, New York and London, drawings by Lucinda Rogers, an exhibition from 2002: t.co/jN48Z9D
On the blog, postcards from the USSR found discarded in an alleyway in North London. t.co/SRjOZ54
Art on the blog: The Cutty Sark and a narwhal t.co/3jE89LU
Oops - a shard of glass on the artwork, splintered off the magnifying glass I'm using for inking.
The killing of Hadi al-Mahdi, #Iraq radio journalist critical of govt. hrw.org/news/2011/09/0… - @hrw via Iraqi Mojo iraqimojo.blogspot.com/2011/09/journa…
The Tripoli Brigade: @FRANCE24 followed Irish Libyan fighter Sam on August 21 fight for #Tripoli #Libya f24.my/ol5j2E Via @WyreDavies
The Victorian Society launches an appeal to save a distinctive railway office building: t.co/3rqK1hy @thevicsoc
From 1985, puppet animator John Clark Matthews shows how he filmed Arnold Lobel's wonderful Frog and Toad stories: youtu.be/agJP-P68EsQ
"Benghazi served as a secure rear area.. Syria has no such safe havens" @shashj on #Libya #Syria differences @CNN t.co/dXxvJJk
@neillcameron I've got an EP Jacobs in a box, but the assembly instructions are incomprehensible.
@neillcameron Yes, but he had EP Jacobs helping, which really isn't fair, and he probably had a real pirate ship built to draw from as well.
Ker-plunk . . . another marble lost.
Reading 'The EDL in East London' - brockley.blogspot.com/2011/09/edl-in… - a comprehensive post by @bobfrombrockley
Lara Lara Setrakian
Tracking the uptick in tension, protests, and clashes in #Bahrain. Good update from @MideastChannel: t.co/Re4kgRU
NABEELRAJAB Nabeel Rajab
Irish-trained Bahraini doctors reportedly free - RTÉ News t.co/KjC2Hhy #ireland #irish #bahrain #feb14 #bhn
Three killed for "sexual intercourse between men" (NOT rape) RT @OpheliaBenson Six people hanged in Iran yesterday t.co/vqP0R33
Watercolorist Hardie Gramatky - t.co/hOEJw6o - at Uncle Eddie's Theory Corner
Godfox John Shelley
2+3 Oct. MT @genesharpfilm The Gene Sharp Film - How to Start a Revolution, European Premiere Raindance Festival London t.co/ipR8M39
abuaardvark Marc Lynch
This Reuters story "how Qaddafi's regime was delivered on a memory stick" is pretty cool. goo.gl/13Dfp
Five fab fauves from André Derain: oscartoons.blogspot.com/2011/09/andre-…
Buy my prints - sadiethepilot.com/shop/index.htm - because the rain is getting heavier and I need to get the roof mended!
Graphic Journey Blog - Mike Dempsey follows up his controversial earlier post on the decline in magazine design: mikedempsey.typepad.com/graphic_journe…
Five things not in the Bible: t.co/wcpGwdC Via @Livy_Nye @citizen_sane & The @bobfrombrockley Daily bit.ly/eSvqH7
kelliestrom Kellie StrømToronto's new comic shop for children: t.co/0v2dSO9 @LittleIslandCmx More: t.co/P9X6VoS Via @neillcameron @fpinternational
kelliestrom Kellie Strøm@fpinternational Thanks! And you should see some of the post titles I considered . . . actually no, you shouldn't.
Art on the blog - old bird in new plumage: t.co/7ypqRTh
Peter Tatchell on the Anti-EDL March: This is a press release from Peter Tatchell Like many other people, I went... t.co/FF19VfA
MaxDunbar1 Max Dunbar
Tatchell strides through the East End taking on EDL and Islamism. The man is a secular saint t.co/HmFjuXr /via @TedJeory
ouvre ses albums http://ow.ly/6eg6A
@michaelezra Yes, their overt nastiness needs highlighting, though maybe not as hard to counter as some better dressed appeaser nastiness.
But how many are they? RT @michaelezra New Blog Post: British Stalinists who love the Syrian President. t.co/VenmelL #syria #Assad
@neillcameron When the person with the money turns up, I think they should also back reprints of this children's comic: t.co/9S8R69N
On the blog - walls of Pisa airforceamazons.blogspot.com/2011/09/pisa.h…
#Afghanistan : Two Very Quiet Coups t.co/nArwp14 - @TerryGlavin on the struggle "between the rule of the khan and the rule of law"
markoah Marko Attila Hoare
A Serb survivor of the siege of Sarajevo: srebrenica-genocide.blogspot.com/2011/09/serb-s…
The Radetzky March, drawn by Oscar G. okgrillo.blogspot.com/2011/09/marcha… with music by Carmen M. and the Banda da L.
The Monster Is Taken To The King Of Spain, 1784, a fabulous engraving at Monster Brains: monsterbrains.blogspot.com/2011/09/monste… Thanks to @AeronAlfrey
thanks to @bobfrombrockley and @bengidley for #ff - here's an end of the week song, "I'm Tired" - youtu.be/Uai7M4RpoLU