The Coast has a story about the Anchor Archive of zines move to a new home in the back of the Plan B store on Gottingen Street. It took me a moment to notice that the xeroxed text in the lower left of the photo is Wonderful Hell.
See a set of photos taken at the Greenock Central Library in 2012.
Morton were to have hosted Dumbarton today, but this weekend is the Quarter-Finals of the Scottish Cup, and Dumbarton are still in it. The matches are: Raith Rovers v St. Johnstone; Aberdeen v Dumbarton; Inverness v Dundee United; and Rangers v Albion Rovers. The Morton-Dumbarton game is rescheduled for April Fools Day. [St. Johnstone, Aberdeen and Dundee United advance. Albion Rovers hold Rangers to a 1 - 1 draw.]
What is the worst goal difference in each Scottish league this year? Hearts -27 (Premiership), Morton -27 (Championship), East Fife -26 (League 1), Queen's Park -32 (League 2). Also: Selkirk -49 (Lowland), Rothes -80 (Highland). (As of March 1st.)
[Three Championship matches take place, all ending in draws. Morton now can finish no better than fourth in the division.]
Stuart Findlay is on loan from Celtic. Barrie McKay is on loan from Rangers.
Yesterday Boulogne hosted Frejus Saint Raphael and won 2 - 1.
The soccer season is under way in Japan. New for 2014: the J3 League. This new third-tier division has been carved out of the old Japan Football League, which now becomes the fourth tier. Each club will play 33 games, or three round-robins. It's a semi-professional league (or as they say in Scotland, part-time) with a minimum of three professionals and a maximum of two foreigners per team. Some of the clubs will be familiar from the early rounds of the last Emperor's Cup: Nagano Parciero and Blaublitz Akita stand out. I'm going to follow Grulla Morioka, who were not even in the JFL last year, but just gained promotion from the Tōhoku League in northern Honshu. They wear white, red and black, like a crane, or grulla in Spanish. Grulla play their first J3 match tomorrow at Gainare Tottori, who were recently demoted from J2. [Grulla Morioka nil, Gainare Tottori nil.]
If you want to know what was what in Canadian books in 1936, you could plow though Rhodenizer or Klinck, or you could browse A Literary Map of Canada, compiled by William Arthur Deacon and published by Macmillan of Canada.
Printed by D. Appleton and Company, Bond Street, New York, 1883. Imported by Dawson Bros Booksellers, Montreal, between 1883 and 1889. Added to the Dalhousie University Library inventory June 16, 1936. Signed out January 22, 1977. Returned May 15, 1977. Signed out January 2013. Due back May 30, 2013.
We went to the opening event at Harbourfront Friday night to hear Adrian Tomine, Seth and Yoshihiro Tatsumi. The room was full and very quickly got way stuffy. Tomine read the introduction to the new edition of 32 Stories, and expressed almost continual regret that it was back in print. He seems to be old enough to realize what an idiot he was at 20 but not old enough to find it endearing. His advice to young artists: don't publish the list of songs you listened to while drawing. Adrian, they all do it! He got a laugh while handing the Powerpoint over to Seth by noting that the Asian guy always gets stuck doing the tech support. Seth consciously overvalues the past and may be the last man on earth to use Brylcream. His presentation could have been about four stories shorter, given the rising carbon dioxide levels in the room. The voice of Tatsumi's translator murmured in the reserved seating. We absconded during the intermission, for the good of the many.
On the way up Yonge Saturday morning we got caught in a rainstorm and then doused by a passing car, but it was for the best because the rain kept the crowds away from TCAF for the first couple of hours. The Toronto Reference Library is a grand space and possibly even more awesome than it appears in Scott Pilgrim.
Douglas spoke to Meredith Gran, Kate Beaton, Tom Humberstone, John Martz, and Michael Cho who did the beautiful signage at Pages on Queen Street. John Martz has done a cartoon version of a high school year book. Seth and R Crumb have done the same sort of thing, and really it should be required drawing for all cartoonists. According to James (Rex Libris) Turner, Middleton Public Library is not located in Middleton, Nova Scotia, but he did live in Halifax, where the streets are like staircases.
Heather went with a plan to buy stuff by women and came home happy with works by Kate Beaton, Stef Lenk, Erika Moen, Caitlin Black, Miriam Libicki, Lark Pien, Claudia Davila, and Emily Holton. She recommends a back pocket budgeting system: put all the money you're willing to spend in your back pocket and once it's gone, you're done. Maybe. (Another useful measure: once your suitcase is full, you're done.)