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.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Indira Gandhi (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 18, 2013

Churchill takes over the world (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:


"Churchill as an octopus" by Nazi propagandist "Seppla" (Josef Plank) between 1935 and 1943

Sunday, November 17, 2013

CDZA accoridion

Here's the innovative, educational, and experimental CDZA presenting a mapulicious history of the accordion as part of their "instrumentals"/"learn an instrument" series. Personally I think the fact that they didn't mention They Might Be Giants is a crime:

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Animated Inforgraphic Science

Kurzgesagt YouTube channel has a large-and-growing collection of simple-animation explanations of science concepts.  This one explains Climate Change & the Global Conveyor Belt.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Tit for tat

Yesterday was an Aussie's understanding of US geography.  Today is a Yankee's understanding of Australian geography:
An American's Map of Australia

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Not Oz

We've already seen how some Aussies can be as clueless as Yankees about geography.  Here's another example (click on image to make it bigger/more legible):
http://images.ichc.s3.amazonaws.com/originals/completestore/13/10/30/1t6TpHXGZUuzPo2kLIdE0A2.jpg

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Arkansank (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 11, 2013

Earth Pangs (guest post)


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


Nick Anderson, Houston Chronicle, 26 September 2006 in Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year: 2007 Edition.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

D&D maps as webcomic

Over at Wizards of the Coast, curators of D&D, there's a more-or-less-monthly series of maps of D&D dungeons by Jason Thompson.  The detail on them is overwhelming. I'd say more but that'd just get in the way of you going and looking at them. Click on the images to embiggen them.

http://wizards.com/dnd/images/map_ravenloft1.jpg

http://wizards.com/dnd/images/map_isledread.jpg

http://wizards.com/dnd/images/map_a1walkthrough.jpg

http://wizards.com/dnd/images/map_0503lostcaverns.jpg

http://wizards.com/dnd/images/map_wpmountain.jpg

http://wizards.com/dnd/images/map_tombofhorrors.jpg

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013

Google Mechanicsburg

It's time we check in with Agatha Heterodyne, aka Girl Genius. This masterpiece of a webcomics serial won so many awards the creators took themselves out of contention just so other artists would have a chance.  Creators Phil and Kaja Foglio have utilized maps several times in their webcomic as set pieces, and rather elaborate ones they are too. The storyline has advanced considerably since the last time we posted an installment.  Go have a look and get lost in the adventure.
Comic

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The shortest distance between two points is silence (guest post)

Hello! Guest contributor Amanda Murphyao here.


Here's "Sherman's Lagoon" from the 21 Sept 2013 Ottawa Citizen comics page.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Where indeed (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 4, 2013

Globe Gernade (guest post)

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


Steve Breen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 July 2006 in Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year: 2007 Edition.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

People helping each other (guest post)

Hello! Guest contributor Amanda Murphyao here with a photo-comic from A Softer World:


Friday, November 1, 2013

Laser cut stop motion

Nando Costa's "The New America" is a fantastic animation made from 800+ laser engraved blocks of maple. There's lovely maps in the first 30 seconds and then again later on.
 
The New America from Nando Costa on Vimeo.