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The Ullage Group · 3d ago

Francis G. Attwood: A Forgotten Cartoonist

From about 1887 to 1899, Francis Gilbert Attwood contributed a monthly page to the magazine Life. (This is, of course, the old humor magazine, not the later one.) He seems to be forgotten no...
The Ullage Group · 1M ago

Memorable Magazines (7): Proceedings

The Proceedings of the College of Universal Wisdom was edited and published by George Van Tassel, one of the livelier contactees of the 1950s. He and his wife Eva settled in Yucca Valley, ne...
The Ullage Group · 2M ago

Music Down Through the Ages

From the pages of Life, July 9, 1925 (this is of course the old humorous Life, not the later news magazine), John Held Jr. illustrates the popularity of musical instruments among “college ch...
The Ullage Group · 2M ago

Political Playing Cards (2)

This curious deck rejoices in the name of “Political Satire Playing Deck 1,” and was published in 1975 by the Spanish company Heraclio Fournier. The drawings are credited to Ortuño. The poli...
The Ullage Group · 2M ago

Children’s Card Games (228)

We have another “Authors” deck, rather battered, as you can see. It’s incomplete, with no indication of date or publisher. The Winston Churchill pictured here is not the British one who beca...
The Ullage Group · 3M ago

Double Over: Blackcattish Stories

Black Scat Books is proud to serve up the master absurdist’s inaugural collection,  containing his hand-picked favorites from the pages of Le Chat Noir, the bohemian journal that amused and ...
The Ullage Group · 3M ago

The First Parody of Shakespeare

The three Parnassus plays – The Pilgrimage to Parnassus and the two parts of The Return from Parnassus – were written from 1598 to 1601, and performed at St. John’s College at Cambridge as, ...
The Ullage Group · 3M ago

Political Playing Cards (1)

The “Kennedy Kards,” published in 1963 by Humor House, depicted members of the Kennedy family on the court cards. Shown here is Sargent Shriver, founder and director of the Peace Corps. Also...
The Ullage Group · 5M ago

Bulletin (37)

Black Scat Books will soon publish my translation of Alphonse Allais’s first book, Double Over: Blackcattish Stories (A se tordre: histoires chatnoiresques), embellished with my introduction...
The Ullage Group · 5M ago

The Epilogue to “Dr. Arnoldi”

Tiffany Thayer, founder of the Fortean Society, was often criticized for his novels, which tended to the trashy. Nobody could say, however, that he couldn’t bring one to a glorious close. Hi...