Thursday, 25 April 2013

Note to self: I love my daughter, but make sure you keep her away from my Chester Brown and Joe Matt books

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

One more and it's a trend: Another letter-themed blog by a cartoonist

What are the chances? After blogging the other day about the letter-themed Tumblr by Julie Doucet and Simon Bosse, I came across a Tumblr by Geneviève Castrée dedicated to her love of stamps. A cartoonist and philately nerd: does it get any better?

The site is called Perdus dans la poste (Lost in the mail) and is a joy to scroll through. I am shocked how emotional I got looking at some of these stamps.

(Raymond Briggs)

(I collected stamps as a kid in Ottawa, and remember the above ones very well.) 

As Castrée writes the site was inspired by the slow decline of the US Postal Service (where she lives). As she puts it:

"When was the last time you wrote a letter? The last time you licked a stamp?
Some will say that we need to modernize, that we don’t need what is physical, what is paper anymore. 
Well, honestly, if that is how you feel I find you to be heartless.  A properly functioning national mail delivery service is what I call CIVILIZATION."

I can go with that. More below.