“We Can Do It!” by J. Howard Miller, 1942

From Wikimedia Commons:  [J. Howard Miller (1918–2004), artist employed by Westinghouse, used by the War Production Co-ordinating Committee.  “We Can Do It!” poster for Westinghouse, closely associated with Rosie the Riveter, although not a depiction of the cultural icon itself.  Model may be Geraldine Doyle (1924-2010) or Naomi Parker.]




Cover released for Peeking Cat Poetry Anthology 2017

Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine has released the cover for its annual anthology, as well as its release date — October 15th.

The cover, below, looks terrific.  Editor Samantha Rose also announced today that the magazine will be hosting an online book launch on the day of the release.  For more information, visit Peeking Cat’s website here.




“If An A-Bomb Falls,” United States Government, 1951

This was an illustration from a government-issue comic book, tasked ambitiously with educating the public about how best to survive a nuclear attack.  I believe that the name of the artist here is probably lost to history, though I saw one Internet commentator speculate that it looked like Jack Sparling’s work.

You can find the entire comic at Ethan Persoff’s excellent website here.



Johnny Bee Goode

Today is the first day of Autumn.  Why not stop over at The Bees Are Dead, and mark the encroaching cold with a few dark futuristic visions?

There you’ll find Gary Glauber’s “After the Deluge”, which is a sanguine twist on the usual narrative of the post-apocalyptic poem.  There is also some truly arresting photography — Paul Gerrard’s “Monochromatic Beginnings” is shudder-inducing and delightfully monstrous, and Kathryn Nee’s ““Windows into the End” is a haunting exhibition of abandonment art.