It looks all but inevitable that Twitter, who acquired Posterous last year, will be eliminating the blog platform. This means that all my blogs will vanish, which is a shame, because all my blogs are actually compendiums of very specialized comic book material, meant to be permanent galleries, available forever.
It’s possible that I will reinvent the 4CP gallery elsewhere, as I continue to be interested in making images of that sort, and feel strongly (given my aesthetic interests) that the Web ought to contain a big library of this kind of material. As far as I know, 4CP is the only one, and it seems to continue to delight new and returning fans from a variety of backgrounds.
However two other galleries will not be recreated, if Posterous folds. I encourage you to check them out now, if they sound interesting to you.
COMIC BOOK CARTOGRAPHY compiles approximately 120 large scans of mid-20thCentury comic book maps, diagrams, and cutaways. As with all my blogs, you can download the full-sized files easily, if you want to keep them around.
SUPERTYPE! is an extremely narrow gallery, containing nothing but the mastheads from comic book covers from the late 1930s through the 1970s. It’s a compendium of comic book typography at its most blown-out. What motivated me to give it a week of evenings in the first place was a particular Posterous template that makes the blog look like a giant magazine rack, with just the titles peeking out. It’s a combination of my scans and images sourced from the Web, but they’re all reasonably large and ready for graphic design pirating.
Please alert interested parties…
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- pleasingwoe said: that sux bad.
- hearts-are-needles said: I feel a bit like they’ll be shutting down a national treasure. I hope you’ll be able to rebuild the 4CP gallery.
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