New strip is up, a few hours early on accident! (If you aren’t reading my comic Against Stupidity, you should be–you can start here at the introduction.)
In the course of my duties writing & drawing strips for my webcomic Against Stupidity, I needed some paintings for a hallway that might show the progression of the seasons. So I made them of some tarot cards, inspired by the Rider-Waite deck. That particular deck is associated with Hermeticism and Hermetic Qabalah, the wellspring of much of the symbolism and whatnot you’ll be seeing relating to Grandma Clarita, if you decide to read the comic.
Anyway, I decided to make some individual images for the cards, so, here you go!
Share and enjoy, as they say.
Last night, we had dinner at Gaggan, which was amazing and wonderful. The tasting menu was in emoji, which was very silly, but it encouraged discussion and gave the whole thing a less serious feel than it might otherwise have had. But more about that in a different post.
Today was a big contrast from that, in some ways. I was by myself much of the day, and it was very contemplative and austere. I got up earlyish, around seven, and headed out to Wat Pho, a big Buddhist temple complex next to the Grand Palace. I had with me the bag I bought yesterday.
I just followed the directions on Google Maps and reflected on how much simpler travel has gotten over the years. One train ride and I transferred to a commuter ferry, then six stops or so and I was in the right area. Much more straightforward than I was expecting. Continue reading