Saturday, December 22, 2007

Happy Holidays



Howard Pyle, "How The Buccaneers Kept Christmas", Haper's Weekly, December 16th, 1899.
Originally in color.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Draw A Pirate: Another great blog about pirates



Draw A Pirate is a fantastic blog about pirates (and there aren't many). Some of the drawings appear to be penned by the blog's owner, while others are submitted or gathered from elsewhere. Its not just drawings, there are youtube videos and pirate facts sprinkled in as well. Their logo (a newspaper hat with a skull and crossbones) is so clever it can smartly be filed under "I wish I'd thought of that!"

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Monday, December 3, 2007

700 Pirates Group on flickr


81. Mutinous Marley
Originally uploaded by zandercannon
There be some ambitious folks in the 700 Pirates Group on flickr who aim to scrimshaw 700 images of pirates based on 700 curse'd names. This be number 81, Mutinous Marley, by flickr user zandercannon.

"Mutinous Marley is not the guy you want to give your crew a little pep talk. Just the fact that he has all of his limbs and both eyes is a dead giveaway right there."

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Saturday, December 1, 2007

"The Fate Of A Treasure Town" available on Google Books

Howard Pyle's short story The Fate Of A Treasure Town is now available for viewing and download at Google Books. The story and a number others are part of a public domain book called Adventures Of Pirates and Sea Rovers. Unfortunately, I don't think this book has the illustrations set up the same way they appeared when the story was originally published in Harpers Monthly Magazine. Follow this link to the book:

http://books.google.com

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