Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy (early) New Year (guest post)

Hello! Guest contributor Amanda Murphyao here. I'm putting up historical cartoons involving the world or globe from the United States Library of Congress for the next few Mondays.



Sunday, December 29, 2013

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Friday, December 27, 2013

Thursday, December 26, 2013

12 Panel Pitch

There's a series going on over at Slate.com called 12 Panel Pitch where story ideas are drown up in 12 panels and presented to readers.  The latest is called Meek by scriptwriter Todd Alcott (Antz, etc.) and drawn by cartoonist/illustrator R. Sikoryak 
131213_12PANEL_Meek_09

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The red suit

Form Scott Kurtz' outstanding Player vs. Player webcomic I bring you this year's installment of the Kringus story arc.  Panel 2 kind of involves navigation (plotting a course, ya'see?) 

But even as fun as the Kringus stories can be, my favorite Christmas map-related comic is this one:
http://blueskygis.blogspot.com/2009/12/i-love-christmas.html

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

Capitalism vs. Communism (guest post)

Hello! Guest contributor Amanda Murphyao here. I'm putting up historical cartoons involving the world or globe from the United States Library of Congress for the next few Mondays.


Chase - The Poles Apart - 7 April 1950

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas cards from Canada (guest post)

Hello! Amanda Murphyao here with a seasonally appropriate cartoon from the 1950s that mentions the Trans-Canada Highway map (last panel):


This one's by John Collins, courtesy of the McCord Museum.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Friday, December 20, 2013

Solar moon

Another Bond Villain-level project, this time from Japan: Build a band of solar panels 400 km wide around the moon's equator and beam the power back to Earth.  Not exactly villainous... but not exactly practical either.
luna ring

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Weird geese

This item from the people at Test Tube's Don't Be Dumb is very intentionally weird. The globe on the table is to help grant an ironic aire of knowledge.
 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

NSA doesn't even care anymore

We've had posts before about octopuses showing up on maps to represent some nefarious global power bent on dominating the world.  Here's an honest-to-goodness logo on the NSA's latest spy satellite:
View image on Twitter
The close-up:
Really, is this what we're doing now? Seriously?
That's got Bond-level villain written all over it.

Let's finish this one off with Jon Stewart justifiably mocking the NSA for its disgusting bravado:


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

Catch a bear by its tail (guest post)

Hello! Guest contributor Amanda Murphyao here. I'm putting up historical cartoons involving the world or globe from the United States Library of Congress for the next few Mondays.


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Drunk History: Mark Twain

This is an episode of Comedy Central's Drunk History featuring Mark Twain... and maps that set the stage.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Life on Mars

PBS Digital Studios video about life on Mars which has a representation of the "canals" at about the 0:50 mark and the Earth at about  the 2:20 mark and 3:50 mark.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Weight of a hurricane

An NPR video about the weight of hurricanes, which features the Atlantic Hemisphere at about the 2:27 mark:
 
How Much Does A Hurricane Weigh? from NPR on Vimeo.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Dinosaur juice (guest post)

Hello! Guest contributor Amanda Murphyao here with a map of North America by Khalil Bendib:


(Image links to source.)

Monday, December 9, 2013

At a snail's p(e)ace (guest post)

Hello! Guest contributor Amanda Murphyao here. I'm putting up historical cartoons involving the world or globe from the United States Library of Congress for the next few Mondays.


Bimrose - Familiar metamorphosis - 8 May 1953

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Beauty of Mathematics

This is a still from a video about the Beauty of Mathematics.  At about the 0:50 mark the example is a weather map.  It's a pleaseent view of math set to pretty music from .

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Dream sequence

...or vision quest?  More of things like this and a variety of other artists at Toonhole
Wonderful Dream

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Cuba (guest post)

Hello! Guest contributor Amanda Murphyao here.

This one's from the United States Library of Congress:




Washington Post, February 26, 1963. Herbert L. Block Collection.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Tokio / Tokyo (guest post)


Hello! Guest contributor Amanda Murphyao here. I'm putting up historical cartoons involving the world or globe from the United States Library of Congress for the next few Mondays.


Berryman - Flight over Tokio - 21 May 1942

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Watch out, Tampa

Hello! Guest contributor Amanda Murphyao here with a cartoon map of Florida, spotted at an exhibit in the Tampa Bay History Center:


St. Petersburg Times  - 25 April 1974

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Don't change the stars yet

This is where I begin to wonder if the person who posted this was simply being intentionally stupid:
The Education System at its Finest

Friday, November 29, 2013

Low blow

This isn't very nice...but it can feel this way when on the job search:
What Are Mangroves?\
Nevertheless, an English major might be worse:
The Spelling Bee, on the Other Hand...

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Maps and paper sizes

The explanation of paper sizes utilizes several maps to explain the relationship between the earth and (European) paper sizes.
 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

USA pup (guest post)


Hello! Guest contributor Amanda Murphyao here. I'm putting up cartoons involving maps for a few Tuesdays (to offset all those Monday globes).



From "Target: The Political Cartoon Quarterly"

Monday, November 25, 2013

Struggle over the globe (guest post)


Hello! Guest contributor Amanda Murphyao here. I'm putting up historical cartoons involving the world or globe for the next few Mondays.

This one's from the United States Library of Congress:





Saturday, November 23, 2013

Pale Blue Dot

A Bad Astronomy blog post reminds that it was Carl Segan Day earlier this month and presents the following comic strip from Zenpencils and video in honor of that event.
100. CARL SAGAN: Pale blue dot

Friday, November 22, 2013

Can't watch without yawning

TED Talks are fascinating ~15 minute lectures on a huge variety of topics. I've posted some on this blog. The TED outfit has united animators with speakers of some of those topics to create animated shorts about some of the subjects. And some of those have maps. The first is a section on one about yawning that shows a map-like thing on a subway.
 
The other is a short debunking the anti-vaccination nonsense and starts with the Earth getting a shot.