Archive for the ‘Comics & Cartoons’ Category

“Roddy McDowall Meets Rene Descartes [c. 1640]” (Dick Whyte and Robyn E. Kenealy, 2006)

Monday, December 11th, 2006

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Written by Dick Whyte, illustrated by Robyn Kenealy (author of the wonderful comic biography Roddy’s Film Companion). Part of a series of comics in which Roddy McDowall meets various philosophers. First published in the Wellington comics anthology Bristle #9 (edited by Brent Willis).

“Robyn E. Kenealy and Dick Whyte’s series of riffs on imagined meetings between various philosophers and cheerfully irreverent actor Roddy McDowall are particularly effective.” (Grant Buist, review of Bristle #9)

“I will suppose, then, that everything I see is fictitious. I will believe that my memory tells me nothing but lies. I have no senses. Body, shape, extension, movement and place are illusions. So what remains true? Perhaps just the one fact that nothing is certain!” (Rene Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy)

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“Roddy McDowall Meets Thales [c. 585 B.C.]” (Dick Whyte and Robyn E. Kenealy, 2006)

Saturday, December 16th, 2006

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Written by Dick Whyte, illustrated by Robyn Kenealy (author of the wonderful comic biography Roddy’s Film Companion). Part of a series of comics in which Roddy McDowall meets various philosophers. First published in Wellington comics anthology Bristle #9 (edited by Brent Willis).

“Most of the first philosophers thought that principles in the form of matter were the only principles of all things. For they say that the element and first principle of the things that exist is that from which they all are and from which they first come into being… But as to the number and form of this sort of principle, they do not all agree. Thales, the founder of this kind of philosophy, says that it is water… He perhaps came to acquire this belief from seeing that the nourishment of everything is moist and that heat itself comes from this.” (Aristotle, Metaphysics)

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“Roddy McDowall Meets Gottfried Leibniz [c. 1710]” (Dick Whyte and Robyn Kenealy, 2006)

Monday, December 25th, 2006

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Written by Dick Whyte, illustrated by Robyn Kenealy (author of the wonderful comic biography Roddy’s Film Companion). Part of a series of comics in which Roddy McDowall meets various philosophers. First published in Wellington comics anthology Bristle #9 (edited by Brent Willis).

“I am convinced that the unwritten knowledge scattered among people of different callings surpasses in quantity and in importance anything we find in books, and that the greater part of our wealth has yet to be recorded.” (Gottfried Leibniz)

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“Diary Duck Comics #1” (Berkley the Duck, 2007)

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

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“Universal Cartography” (Digital Drawing, 2007)

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

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“The diagram is no longer an auditory or visual archive but a map, a cartography that is coextensive with the whole social field.” (Gilles Deleuze, A New Cartographer)

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“Diary Duck Comics #2” (Berkley the Duck, 2008)

Sunday, December 21st, 2008

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