so Charlotte Bronte read Emma by Jane Austen and was really interested in this minor character named Jane Fairfax who was poor and would have been a governess had she not married well and then Bronte wrote her own novel exploring the plight of the poor governess who married this guy named Edward Fairfax Rochester in a novel called Jane Eyre and my point is don’t let anyone tell you shit about fanfiction.
Good Omens cover (front, back, spine and wings) for Book Illustration. I wanted to go back to my flat style for a bit just to see how else I could use it (and also the fact that I haven’t used it at all since coming back to school from winter break, which is just plain weird).
Aziraphale and his cocoa on the front; Crowley with tea on the back.
OH MY GOD IT CAME BACK. I thought I’d lost it! The first time I ever saw this book cover design, I loved it so much that I set it as my desktop. When someone asked me who had done it, I said I’d lost track of the artist’s name (meaning it was so far back in my Likes that I failed to dig it up). I don’t know why I failed to reblog it at the time. It’s gorgeous.
You know when Atlin Merrick says to me… “You know what you should do…” well, the answer is probably stick my fingers in my ears and start singing “God save the Queen” very loudly. I didn’t this time. Very quick sketch, done in two hours with my face burning the whole time XD
I know, I know. I’m packing my overnight bag for my trip to hell.
Livia is one of the only artists I know who draws his arse lush, as it is supposed to be. Look at the gorgeous thing. It’s like a succulent fruit.
P.S. Livia doesn’t even know the words to God Save the Queen.
Anyone interested in words and turns of phrase will enjoy this book-
First published in the 1980s, it has a lot of gems in it. Along the south shore of Nova Scotia, you’ll find a lot of New England-y holdovers and the like, or German words around Lunenburg, or etc.
I do know (as to the selection above) that when there was no booze around, people drank vanilla flavour bottles from the grocery, which was easier to get. Also, old ladies drank (some still do, according to a friend) vanilla so as not to appear buying something so crude as liquor. Old ladies! Beer ain’t so bad.
I will add some only tangentially-related stuff to this! During Prohibition it’s true that some people turned to cooking extracts. Unfortunately, many of these contained ethanol. In order to prevent Jamaica ginger extract—which was often produced and distributed as a ‘patent medicine’—from being sought out for recreational use the US government required an elevated solids content; this would result in a bitter, unpalatable beverage.
Of course, folks drank ‘jake’ (as it was called) anyway. This caused paralysis, loss of limbs, and death in many cases, disproportionately in immigrants and the lower class. This was the inspiration for such songs as Jake Leg Blues, Jake Walk Blues, and Jake Liquor Blues. (Audio recordings in links.)
interesting and informative addition!