Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Flickr Frame-toon


Scrape 1.01
Originally uploaded by ewidem.
Without so much as a clear, definitive purpose (les-sure or lei-sure), I've been futzing around with the combination of badly drawn, badly written frame-toons (of my own creation?) and some of the possibilities with Flickr. I'm interested in the combinations and the tools--vector drawings in Flash, cut/paste in Photoshop or comparable such as Gimp, the layered notes in Flickr, and even comments. I need more practice with it--more play--to figure what else might be possible with it, but it makes sense that it could be set up in a whole bunch of different ways (granted it's not soo different than the memory maps meming around).

Ph. has been watching me rough this one together; says he fancies starting up a blog--maybe this summer. Maybe a Flickr Frame-toon blog. And yeah, I already know this first one's so-so--squarely in the genre of mediocrity just like so much of my late-April work.

Four Sentences

Courtesy of Nell Irvin Painter, Standing at Armageddon: The United States, 1877-1919.

In 1892, 1,300 delegates from the Alliances, Knights of Labor, Nationalist and Land and Labor parties, and a series of smaller groups met in Omaha, Nebraska, and formed an independent party which they called the People's party, whose adherents became known as the Populists. (98)

Silver had become the favorite cause of Populists, silver Democrats, silver Republicans, and the owners and miners in the silver-producing areas of the West which stood to gain from the massive purchases of silver that would follow unlimited coinage. (135)

In 1900 Mitchell's ties to the National Civic Federation eased relations with Hanna, who in turn approached J.P. Morgan, who headed the Morgan-Hill-Vanderbilt-Pennsylvania group of railroads that controlled the mining of anthracite coal. (181)

After having served one term in the U.S. House of Representatives in the mid-1880s, Robert M. La Follette, a maverick Republican, won the Wisconsin gubernatorial election of 1900. (190)