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Ideas for Summer 2015 in NYC

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  1. Book Expo America: Wednesday, May 27th — Friday May 29th, Javits Center,
  2. Grand Comics Festival 2015: Saturday, June 6th, noon – 8 p.m. at Bird River Studios, 343 Grand Street (Marcy & Havemeyer) Brooklyn, New York. Open and free to the public.


  1. Discovering Japanese Art at The Met: February 14–September 27, 2015.
  2. Van Gogh: Irises and Roses at The Met: May 12–August 16, 2015.
  3. The New York Botanical Garden: 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10458; FRIDA KAHLO: Art, Garden, Life (May 16 – November 1).
  4. Noguchi Museum: 9-01 33rd Rd, Queens, NY 11106.
  5. The Rubin: 150 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011.
  6. Whitney Museum of American Art: 99 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014.
  7. Japan Society: 333 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017.
  8. The High Line


  1. Kinokuniya
  2. Flying Tiger Copenhagen: Danish design store to open May 16 in the Flatiron neighborhood.
  3. Forbidden Planet NYC
  4. Idlewild Books: 12 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011
  5. Books of Wonder: 18 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011
  6. The Evolution Store: 120 Spring St, New York, NY 10012


  1. Mimi Cheng’s Dumplings: (near Astor Place) 179 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003.
  2.  Nom Wah Tea Parlor: (Chinatown) 13 Doyers St, New York, NY 10013. Vintage dim sum parlor dating back to 1920.
  3. Dylan’s Candy Bar: 1011 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10065.
  4. Sockerbit: 89 Christopher St, New York, NY 10014.
  5. Breads Bakery: (Union Square) 18 E 16th St, New York, NY 10003.
  6. Black Seed: (near Spring St) 170 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10012. Hand-rolled, broiled & wood-oven baked bagels.
  7. Lamarca Cheese Shop: (Gramercy) 161 E 22nd St, New York, NY 10010. Inexpensive fresh pasta dishes.
  8. Dough: (Flatiron) 14 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011. Donuts with creative seasonal glazes.
  9. Koreatown


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Package from The Blake Society, 2013

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Photos of The Blake Society’s Calendar of Events for 2013!

Blake Package 2013 1

Blake Package 2013 2

Blake Package 2013 3

Blake Package 2013 4

Blake Package 2013 5


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Package from The Blake Society

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At the beginning of March, the chair of the Blake Society Tim Heath confirmed my invitation to speak to the society as well as asked that I put together a title, description, and bio for this year’s programme of events.

To give me a better idea of what to write, Tim offered to send me a copy of last year’s brochure. And, late last week, this beautiful printed booklet arrived (see photos below)!

I can’t wait to see how this year’s programme will turn out! 😀

P.S. I only just realized that Philip Pullman is the president of the Blake Society. What!? I mean, it makes complete and total sense, but I’m still trying to wrap my brain around that fact.

Blake Package 1

Blake Package 2

Blake Package 3


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Comics I Admire: “Pre-Raphernalia”

Who says comics can’t be educational and hilarious?

Today, I’d like to share a very special online comic I admire very much! Please, let me introduce you to…

Pre-Raphernalia: The Pre-Raph Sketchbook Cartoons of Raine Szramski!

Raine Szramski is the awesome (and, not to mention, super nice) artist/illustrator of Pre-Raphernalia as well as another amazing series called Heaven & the Dead City, which can be either read online here or purchased here.

Pre-Raphernalia centers around the Victorian avant-garde artists known as The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, including the likes of John Everett Millais, William Holman Hunt, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. These artists were quite eccentric, even by today’s standards, and lived oftentimes rowdy and scandalous lives.

What’s so wonderful about Pre-Raphernalia is that Raine takes the true historical events/relationships/facts and depicts them to the full extent of their eccentricity. When reading, I often find myself laughing out loud! Furthermore, she takes the time to write a full historically-accurate explanation of each comic, thoroughly detailing the backgrounds of each individual involved.

I highly recommend Pre-Raphernalia for anyone who wants to learn a little bit of history while having a fun time doing so. 😀

Below are a number of my favorite images/pages from Pre-Raphernalia.

The following images belong to Raine Szramski.



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