Comics and Critters

Comics and Critters

JPL is amazing. 

JPL is amazing. 

amare-habeo:

Jacques Villon (French, 1875 - 1963)
The Game of Solitaire, 1903-1904

amare-habeo:

Jacques Villon (French, 1875 - 1963)

The Game of Solitaire, 1903-1904

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Eyeball tree. 

Eyeball tree. 

oldflorida:

Happy Halloween!! From the witches at Leon High, 1925.

oldflorida:

Happy Halloween!! From the witches at Leon High, 1925.

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ucresearch:

Study of leaping toads reveal the mechanisms that protect muscles
Most people are impressed by how a toad jumps. UC Irvine biologist Emanuel Azizi is more impressed by how one lands.
“Toads are ideal for studying jumping and landing because they’re so good at it,” he noted. “This work is providing the basic science on how muscles respond during high-impact behaviors like landing or falling.”
They discovered that during landing, toads’ muscles adapt to the varying intensity of impact. As the creatures hop over longer distances, their landing muscles increasingly shorten in anticipation of larger impacts.
This pattern indicates that rapid and coordinated responses of the nervous system can act to protect muscles from injury, said Azizi, who added that future efforts will be aimed at understanding what sensory information is used to modulate these responses.
Azizi’s findings on the underlying function of muscle control, he said, could one day improve rehabilitation programs for people with neuromuscular deficiencies.
Read More: UC Irvine study of leaping toads reveals muscle-protecting mechanism →

ucresearch:

Study of leaping toads reveal the mechanisms that protect muscles


Most people are impressed by how a toad jumps. UC Irvine biologist Emanuel Azizi is more impressed by how one lands.

“Toads are ideal for studying jumping and landing because they’re so good at it,” he noted. “This work is providing the basic science on how muscles respond during high-impact behaviors like landing or falling.”

They discovered that during landing, toads’ muscles adapt to the varying intensity of impact. As the creatures hop over longer distances, their landing muscles increasingly shorten in anticipation of larger impacts.

This pattern indicates that rapid and coordinated responses of the nervous system can act to protect muscles from injury, said Azizi, who added that future efforts will be aimed at understanding what sensory information is used to modulate these responses.

Azizi’s findings on the underlying function of muscle control, he said, could one day improve rehabilitation programs for people with neuromuscular deficiencies.

Read More: UC Irvine study of leaping toads reveals muscle-protecting mechanism

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gabrielhardman:

Final orders for the KINSKI trade collection are due on Monday. The entire graphic novel in print for the first time. Tell your comic shop if you’d like to order a copy! 
More info here: 
http://all-comic.com/2014/man-puppy-meant-kinski/
gabrielhardman:

Final orders for the KINSKI trade collection are due on Monday. The entire graphic novel in print for the first time. Tell your comic shop if you’d like to order a copy! 
More info here: 
http://all-comic.com/2014/man-puppy-meant-kinski/
gabrielhardman:

Final orders for the KINSKI trade collection are due on Monday. The entire graphic novel in print for the first time. Tell your comic shop if you’d like to order a copy! 
More info here: 
http://all-comic.com/2014/man-puppy-meant-kinski/
gabrielhardman:

Final orders for the KINSKI trade collection are due on Monday. The entire graphic novel in print for the first time. Tell your comic shop if you’d like to order a copy! 
More info here: 
http://all-comic.com/2014/man-puppy-meant-kinski/
gabrielhardman:

Final orders for the KINSKI trade collection are due on Monday. The entire graphic novel in print for the first time. Tell your comic shop if you’d like to order a copy! 
More info here: 
http://all-comic.com/2014/man-puppy-meant-kinski/
gabrielhardman:

Final orders for the KINSKI trade collection are due on Monday. The entire graphic novel in print for the first time. Tell your comic shop if you’d like to order a copy! 
More info here: 
http://all-comic.com/2014/man-puppy-meant-kinski/

gabrielhardman:

Final orders for the KINSKI trade collection are due on Monday. The entire graphic novel in print for the first time. Tell your comic shop if you’d like to order a copy! 

More info here: 

http://all-comic.com/2014/man-puppy-meant-kinski/

snubpollard:

A little fairy tale ‘fun’ from this Kodansha revival of a late ’60s experimental project which served as a recurring feature in the Osamu Tezuka-founded progressive magazine COM.
(Fantasy World Jun, Shōtarō Ishinomori c. 1977)
snubpollard:

A little fairy tale ‘fun’ from this Kodansha revival of a late ’60s experimental project which served as a recurring feature in the Osamu Tezuka-founded progressive magazine COM.
(Fantasy World Jun, Shōtarō Ishinomori c. 1977)
snubpollard:

A little fairy tale ‘fun’ from this Kodansha revival of a late ’60s experimental project which served as a recurring feature in the Osamu Tezuka-founded progressive magazine COM.
(Fantasy World Jun, Shōtarō Ishinomori c. 1977)
snubpollard:

A little fairy tale ‘fun’ from this Kodansha revival of a late ’60s experimental project which served as a recurring feature in the Osamu Tezuka-founded progressive magazine COM.
(Fantasy World Jun, Shōtarō Ishinomori c. 1977)
snubpollard:

A little fairy tale ‘fun’ from this Kodansha revival of a late ’60s experimental project which served as a recurring feature in the Osamu Tezuka-founded progressive magazine COM.
(Fantasy World Jun, Shōtarō Ishinomori c. 1977)
snubpollard:

A little fairy tale ‘fun’ from this Kodansha revival of a late ’60s experimental project which served as a recurring feature in the Osamu Tezuka-founded progressive magazine COM.
(Fantasy World Jun, Shōtarō Ishinomori c. 1977)
snubpollard:

A little fairy tale ‘fun’ from this Kodansha revival of a late ’60s experimental project which served as a recurring feature in the Osamu Tezuka-founded progressive magazine COM.
(Fantasy World Jun, Shōtarō Ishinomori c. 1977)
snubpollard:

A little fairy tale ‘fun’ from this Kodansha revival of a late ’60s experimental project which served as a recurring feature in the Osamu Tezuka-founded progressive magazine COM.
(Fantasy World Jun, Shōtarō Ishinomori c. 1977)
snubpollard:

A little fairy tale ‘fun’ from this Kodansha revival of a late ’60s experimental project which served as a recurring feature in the Osamu Tezuka-founded progressive magazine COM.
(Fantasy World Jun, Shōtarō Ishinomori c. 1977)
snubpollard:

A little fairy tale ‘fun’ from this Kodansha revival of a late ’60s experimental project which served as a recurring feature in the Osamu Tezuka-founded progressive magazine COM.
(Fantasy World Jun, Shōtarō Ishinomori c. 1977)

snubpollard:

A little fairy tale ‘fun’ from this Kodansha revival of a late ’60s experimental project which served as a recurring feature in the Osamu Tezuka-founded progressive magazine COM.

(Fantasy World Jun, Shōtarō Ishinomori c. 1977)

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greggorysshocktheater:

“I have come more and more to the belief that we owe our arts a thousand times what we are paying them. We support our cigarette factories, soap manufacturers, beauticians, all the luxury and pleasure businesses of our over-indulged civilization, but we pay our painters an average wage… and yet when the future digs us from the past they won’t care how we smell, what we smoke, or if we bathed. All they’ll know of us will be our architecture, our paintings, sculpture, poems, laws, philosophy, drama, our pottery and fabrics, the things which our hands made and our minds thought up - oh, the machines they’ll dig up too, but perhaps they’ll point to them as our destruction, the wheels that drove us down to death.” 
― Vincent Price, I Like What I Know: A Visual Autobiography

greggorysshocktheater:

“I have come more and more to the belief that we owe our arts a thousand times what we are paying them. We support our cigarette factories, soap manufacturers, beauticians, all the luxury and pleasure businesses of our over-indulged civilization, but we pay our painters an average wage… and yet when the future digs us from the past they won’t care how we smell, what we smoke, or if we bathed. All they’ll know of us will be our architecture, our paintings, sculpture, poems, laws, philosophy, drama, our pottery and fabrics, the things which our hands made and our minds thought up - oh, the machines they’ll dig up too, but perhaps they’ll point to them as our destruction, the wheels that drove us down to death.” 

― Vincent Price, I Like What I Know: A Visual Autobiography

(via highway62)

ryallsfiles:

Anatomy of a page: Edward Scissorhands #1 page 1. Breakdowns, pencils, inks, and colors by Drew Rausch; words by Kate Leth. 
ryallsfiles:

Anatomy of a page: Edward Scissorhands #1 page 1. Breakdowns, pencils, inks, and colors by Drew Rausch; words by Kate Leth. 
ryallsfiles:

Anatomy of a page: Edward Scissorhands #1 page 1. Breakdowns, pencils, inks, and colors by Drew Rausch; words by Kate Leth. 
ryallsfiles:

Anatomy of a page: Edward Scissorhands #1 page 1. Breakdowns, pencils, inks, and colors by Drew Rausch; words by Kate Leth. 
ryallsfiles:

Anatomy of a page: Edward Scissorhands #1 page 1. Breakdowns, pencils, inks, and colors by Drew Rausch; words by Kate Leth. 

ryallsfiles:

Anatomy of a page: Edward Scissorhands #1 page 1. Breakdowns, pencils, inks, and colors by Drew Rausch; words by Kate Leth.