LondOntLife is where I’m putting cartoons. Contributions welcome.
Sometimes London is a sleepy place, during the summers, with no inspiration for cartoons. Not so this week. Maybe things are on the downslope to slumber, but not this week. LondOntLife is where I hope locally themed cartoons will go.
Both Federal and Provincial governments are encouraging transit systems to move to electrical Light Rail Rapid Transit systems, as opposed to motor driven buses. They are providing grants of large amounts of money. Arguments in favour of Light Rail are rational, thorough, economical and farsighted. London city council voted to support only a locally, minuscule-y (and municipally) funded solution of a Bus Rapid Transit system, of more expensive, more diesel buses.
Well…. Books for Tingfest are built and sent off and ordered. They will each be a limited edition of twenty. One of those has to go to Library and Archives Canada. I wouldn’t mind keeping one for myself, if that’s alright with you. As to any of the other books I’ve printed and distributed, well… I was supposed to send one copy of those to Library and Archives, too. My bad.
With help of espresso, and the driving drums of Kate, the last few pages have been scanned. The images have had only quick cleanup treatments, but now all 96 pages are up. I didn’t scan the inside front covers as they are blank. I expect to get into enhancing the quality of the scans and adding a bit of description and tagging.
In this view of Downtown London in 1842, Wellington Street runs across the panel, south to North, Dundas Street runs into the frame, going west. The tree stump covered corner with sheep is home to bank towers, paving stones and metal trees. The stumpy patch on the right was the second City Hall.
Years ago I started this blog to post after publication, the weekly editorial cartoon I was drawing for The Londoner. Servers changed, links were broken. I moved all the cartoons to the Flikr site. Links were broken. I moved all the cartoons from the Flikr site. In iPhoto, after pulling down the albums from Flikr, before they exploded their limits when some older albums were buried, Links were broken. I generated a lot of duplicates. Culling dupes I am discovering there are some older cartoons missing. I have all the original digital art on CD’s. Drives are gone. Apps are missing. I have found some to fill in spots, mostly in the really very loose Zeroman continuity.