"Wherever you go becomes part of you somehow."

— Anita Desai (via keithbangkok)

So this is maybe a bit too obscure and dumb, but oh well. Was doodling with my new micro-line pens (which are just not really my thing but oh well my pen brush is missing), and started thinking “Odinic wanderer… hm, what else might be done in an Odinic way…” and for some reason I drew this, and then realized, hey, there is kind of an inside… um, not joke, but a kenning I guess? implicit in this for those who know their Norse mythology. If you don’t get it, I guess you could read up on what kennings are and what some common “stock” images are for skaldic poetry are, and what sorts of birds Odin associates with and what kind of food these “Odinic pigeons” would eat (not thinking of an eagle and the mead of poetry here…)
And really sorry if I ruined everything by trying to almost-explain it…

So this is maybe a bit too obscure and dumb, but oh well. Was doodling with my new micro-line pens (which are just not really my thing but oh well my pen brush is missing), and started thinking “Odinic wanderer… hm, what else might be done in an Odinic way…” and for some reason I drew this, and then realized, hey, there is kind of an inside… um, not joke, but a kenning I guess? implicit in this for those who know their Norse mythology. If you don’t get it, I guess you could read up on what kennings are and what some common “stock” images are for skaldic poetry are, and what sorts of birds Odin associates with and what kind of food these “Odinic pigeons” would eat (not thinking of an eagle and the mead of poetry here…)

And really sorry if I ruined everything by trying to almost-explain it…

Can’t find my brush pen, so I picked up some micro-lines. Not really my strength… but oh well, here is a quick and sloppy eye. I kinda just kept doodling without really thinking it through. :/

Can’t find my brush pen, so I picked up some micro-lines. Not really my strength… but oh well, here is a quick and sloppy eye. I kinda just kept doodling without really thinking it through. :/

medievalpoc:

depleti submitted to medievalpoc:

For Fiction Week! You mentioned we can submit our own work, so here I go. You’ve linked to TMK already so if you don’t want repeats, I understand!
I write and draw a fantasy webcomic called Thistil Mistil Kistil, which is about vikings and Norse mythology. It follows a young warrior named Coal as he searches for missing pieces of the gods’ weapons, helped (or hindered) by Loki himself. I try to be more or less historically accurate with the story and cultures and have done a good bit of research since I started TMK five years ago.
The character pictured above is Ibrahim, a young Muslim scholar who is (literally) dragged on this quest. Ibrahim (and Arne, a Native American that shows up in the next chapter) is a representation of how diverse Middle Age Europe was, and how it really wasn’t as homogenous as modern media makes it seem.
If you like epic fantasies or history or Norse mythology, you might enjoy TMK! Thank you!

I’m a big fan of Thistil Mistil Kistil, and I think that as far as historical fiction goes, it’s dedicated enough to transcend Fiction Week! Anyone who likes Medievalpoc is sure to enjoy this webcomic, IMHO. Thank you for submitting this lovely artwork from the series!

Cool stuff! I’ve seen the comic before, but honestly, just have no time to follow another… but what I saw was really good, so I’m passing this on! And probably going to get back to reading it myself… hm, or maybe after I finish my translation job…

medievalpoc:

depleti submitted to medievalpoc:

For Fiction Week! You mentioned we can submit our own work, so here I go. You’ve linked to TMK already so if you don’t want repeats, I understand!

I write and draw a fantasy webcomic called Thistil Mistil Kistil, which is about vikings and Norse mythology. It follows a young warrior named Coal as he searches for missing pieces of the gods’ weapons, helped (or hindered) by Loki himself. I try to be more or less historically accurate with the story and cultures and have done a good bit of research since I started TMK five years ago.

The character pictured above is Ibrahim, a young Muslim scholar who is (literally) dragged on this quest. Ibrahim (and Arne, a Native American that shows up in the next chapter) is a representation of how diverse Middle Age Europe was, and how it really wasn’t as homogenous as modern media makes it seem.

If you like epic fantasies or history or Norse mythology, you might enjoy TMK! Thank you!

I’m a big fan of Thistil Mistil Kistil, and I think that as far as historical fiction goes, it’s dedicated enough to transcend Fiction Week! Anyone who likes Medievalpoc is sure to enjoy this webcomic, IMHO. Thank you for submitting this lovely artwork from the series!

Cool stuff! I’ve seen the comic before, but honestly, just have no time to follow another… but what I saw was really good, so I’m passing this on! And probably going to get back to reading it myself… hm, or maybe after I finish my translation job…

rebeccahui:


Opening Today: The Secret Life of Urban Animals Exhibition
Inaugural Talk: 7PM Tonight (Sept 15) at the David Sassoon Library in downtown Mumbai
Gallery Hours: Mon-Sun, 10A-7P | September 15 - 28, 2014

With extraordinary gratitude for the following groups and individuals for making this year possible: Fulbright-Nehru Foundation and USIEF, National Geographic Society, Sir JJ College of Architecture (Professor Mustansir Dalvi), UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design (Dean Jennifer Wolch, Professor Chip Sullivan, Professor Andrew Shanken), David Sassoon Library (Staff)

This project would not have been possible without the dedication of the following people who have been making a difference on the ground for years: Welfare of Street Dogs (Dhanashree and Abohd), Spreading Awareness on Reptiles and Rehabilitation Programme (KD, Abhijeet, Chet), Emilie Edelblutte, Mumbaikers for SGNP (Vidya Athreya,), City Forests (Krishna Tiwari), Steve Winter, Rajashree Khalap, Jenny Bhiwandiwalla and Shaila, Edna Simmons, Chandu Jadhav, Mission Rabies (ilona Otter), and many more.

I must have missed this when it was first posted, but THIS IS ONE OF MY FORMER STUDENTS AND I AM SO PROUD. OK, she took reading and comp from me and clearly I had little if anything to do with where she is now, but I am proud anyway, and I remember thinking to myself that she was going to go far—not just saying that either. :P 

Really proud of all my other former students too (incl. Jeremy who reblogged this before me and has an awesome and prolific web presence himself, plus all those formerly pre-med students who are now med and pharm students out saving the world—cough-Edna-cough). I guess I’m a bit more prone to repost stuff with art though, haha…

Second of my Inktober sketches for the day. As I said before, a bit uninspired and preoccupied today, even if this was more of an ambitious (though not esp. original) idea. Yggrasill by moonlight. 
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Second of my Inktober sketches for the day. As I said before, a bit uninspired and preoccupied today, even if this was more of an ambitious (though not esp. original) idea. Yggrasill by moonlight. 

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First of two Inktober sketches for today. A little uninspired as I am preoccupied with regular work, but nice to get pen on paper. 

First of two Inktober sketches for today. A little uninspired as I am preoccupied with regular work, but nice to get pen on paper. 

It’s Leif Eiriksson day and I nearly forgot again! As usual, I will celebrate this day by reposting my silly comic about one of the follow up expeditions to Leif’s “discovery” and linking to my original blog post from way back in 2011. Though I do look at this now and feel a bit like I’m recapitulating the “Civilized European vs Savage Everyone Else” opposition too much… :(  Original idea was from an archaeologist friend who thought “Hey, this would explain why things go the way they do in the saga…”

It’s Leif Eiriksson day and I nearly forgot again! As usual, I will celebrate this day by reposting my silly comic about one of the follow up expeditions to Leif’s “discovery” and linking to my original blog post from way back in 2011. Though I do look at this now and feel a bit like I’m recapitulating the “Civilized European vs Savage Everyone Else” opposition too much… :(  Original idea was from an archaeologist friend who thought “Hey, this would explain why things go the way they do in the saga…”

automaticcolors:

Can’t find titles or artist(s) for these anywhere, but they are great and I’d love to know.

The first of these pics (by Eleanor Dawn Schnarr) was a winner in one of the art contests at the Norse Mythology blog (I was a runner up—which I was pretty happy with, everyone else was really good). Don’t know whether the second pic is also by her. 

(via guthbrand)

And here is my last contribution to Inktober for tonight. Goodnight!

And here is my last contribution to Inktober for tonight. Goodnight!