Neverwear.

from the desk of an old friend— thanks mister X.

it’s a delicious time of year.

odditiesoflife:

The Origins of Halloween: Appeasing and Honoring the Dead

The fascinating origins of Halloween date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts, who lived in an area that is now the United Kingdom over 2,000 years ago, celebrated their new year on November 1. This day represented the end of the summer harvest and the beginning of winter This was a time that was commonly associated with death.

Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the worlds of the living and the dead crossed. On the night of October 31 they celebrated the festival of Samhain. When the ghosts of the dead returned to earth causing mischief and destroying crops, the Celts believed that their presence made it possible for the Druids (Celtic priests) to make predictions about the future. These prophets provided direction and security for surviving the deadly winter that lay ahead. 

Huge sacred bonfires were built where people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to their gods. During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes typically consisting of animal heads and skins. This is where the fortune telling occurred. When the festival ended, they re-lit their hearth fires from the sacred bonfire to help protect them during their season of death - the cold and darkness of winter.

By 43 A.D., the Roman Empire had taken over the majority of Celtic land. Over the course of 400 years, two Roman festivals were combined with the Celtic celebration of Samhain. The first was Feralia, a day in late October when the Romans honored their dead. The second festival honored Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit and trees. The symbol of Pomona is an apple and most likely explains the tradition of “bobbing” for apples that is practiced on Halloween to this day.

In 609 AD, Pope Boniface IV dedicated the Pantheon in Rome to honor Christian martyrs and the Catholic feast of All Martyrs Day was established in the Western church. Pope Gregory III (731–741 AD) expanded the festival to include all saints as well as martyrs, and moved the day from May 13 to November 1. By the 9th century, the influence of Christianity had spread into Celtic lands where it gradually blended with the older Celtic rituals. In 1000 AD, the church would make November 2 All Souls’ Day - a day to honor the dead.

It is believed that the church was attempting to replace the Celtic festival of the dead with a related, but church-sanctioned, holiday. All Souls Day was celebrated similar to Samhain. Bonfires, parades, and dressing up in costumes as saints, angels and devils became custom. The All Saints Day celebration was also called All-hallows or All-hallowmas (from Middle English Alholowmesse meaning All Saints’ Day) and the night before, the traditional night of Samhain in the Celtic religion, began to be called All-hallows Eve and, eventually, Halloween.

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i am very sad.
RIP Rik Mayall, gone too young, and forever in my heart.

i am very sad.

RIP Rik Mayall, gone too young, and forever in my heart.

drdavidmrmack:

drdavidmrmack:

mooglets:

David Mack

KABUKI as a child reading the Japanese Book of Hells

MUSE (verb/noun). And the name of my new art book of brush & ink drawings of humans. And cats. More art from it here:…
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/337503446/david-mack-muse-life-drawings-2012-2014

drdavidmrmack:

drdavidmrmack:

mooglets:

David Mack

KABUKI as a child reading the Japanese Book of Hells

MUSE (verb/noun). And the name of my new art book of brush & ink drawings of humans. And cats. More art from it here:…
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/337503446/david-mack-muse-life-drawings-2012-2014

i posted up 30 free things on the Neverwear/SwallowingDiamonds site.

have been gone, SXSW w/Soundgarden, out in NY with Neil and now am back (for a few days) so playing catch up with the swallowing diamonds project. Leave a comment in the blog if you want something, a few things are gone, but still got many left— will be posting more soon.

(goal: clear out the treehouse!)

http://swallowingdiamonds9.blogspot.com/2014/03/items-53-83-its-catch-up-time.html

WORDS FOR PICTURES…

drdavidmrmack:

Words for Pictures: The Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels [Paperback] by @brianmbendis

I highly recommend this. It is a gem full of gems.
And not just because I contributed to a chapter. I’ve read the book, and there are so many chapters with so many helpful insights. Do yourself a favor and order this in advance.

 if drdavidmrmack has the above to say about this, I shall order mine at once.

fuckyeahvintage-retro:

Alfred Hitchcock at the Cannes Film Festival, 1963 © Francois Gragnon

everything about this….everything…

Hey Brian! Love your work! One question: I'm working on my portifolio, but I'm confused on what to draw. Should I draw marvel characters? Or is it enough to show my art skills with unknown characters (my creations)?

brianmichaelbendis:

You should draw 5 pages of immaculate storytelling. it should be very clear what is going on without word balloons. you should also use those storytelling pages to illustrate to anyone who sees them as you can draw anything.

 people, cars, buildings, feet, hands, men and women and animals

 with style.

 that is what any editor on the planet Earth is looking for

 if that seems very hard or you don’t think you can do it remember that that is what the job is. that is entirely what the job is.

 if you get hired that is what will be asked of you so you must become a master illustrator of all things.

advice from a master…

clear and direct magic!

shoppedtattoos:

Brando Trending

i can’t stop staring at these…so beautifully done. 
a dreamy Marlon, with added beard even.
bravo #Cheyenne Randall
http://shoppedtattoos.tumblr.com

shoppedtattoos:

Brando Trending

i can’t stop staring at these…so beautifully done. 

a dreamy Marlon, with added beard even.

bravo #Cheyenne Randall

http://shoppedtattoos.tumblr.com

shoppedtattoos:

#cheyennerandall #shoppedtattoos #brigittebardot one more today for good measure

my heart just beat a little faster….
thank you for this, from fine artist Cheyenne Randall—

shoppedtattoos:

#cheyennerandall #shoppedtattoos #brigittebardot one more today for good measure

my heart just beat a little faster….

thank you for this, from fine artist Cheyenne Randall—

how and where do i find Thor Harris!?? 
best thing I have read in a very long time.
rings true, and we hew to much of it, except i can’t go with #20 right now.
i have to keep my cable…for work.. yeah.
LOVE THIS.

raggedglory:

How to live like a king for very little By THOR HARRIS 
1.  Don’t smoke cigarettes. 2.  Drive old Japanese cars.  Easy and cheap to fix & they run for fucking ever.3.  Buy most of your groceries from the produce section.  Most of that other shit is not actually food. You don’t need it.4.  Ride your bike instead of driving as much as you can. You need the exercise and gas is expensive.5.  Don’t have kids.  They’re not miracles, they’re people.  7 billion is too fucking many. Find some other way to give your dull existence some meaning. BTW they’re expensive.6.  Get your clothes from thrift stores.  With the physique you’ll have from riding your bike, you’ll look hot wearing anything.7.  Learn to fix things.  Tons of great books and youtube vids on fixing anything. Or ask an old dude. People used to fix things.  No shit.8.  Learn a trade – Carpentry, plumbing, electrical, auto mechanics, tailoring, computer/electronics repair, something They can’t fucking outsource.  No one gives a shit about your Masters in Dostoyevsky…. fix something, dumbass, fix something!9.  If you like booze, drink at home with your neighbors.  Drunk driving is for assholes, rich ones with lawyers.10.  Do people favors.  It’s called Cooperation. It’s how the world worked before money. They will return the favor, or someone will. No shit.  This really works.11.  Make things – Look around you.  What do you see?  Yah, shitty stuff made by impoverished enslaved people far away.  Pick anything.  Make a better one.  People want good shit.  You won’t get rich, but you’ll get by.12.  If you live in America – don’t get sick and avoid injury.  Wear your fucking helmet and put lights on your bike.13.  Find work you love.  If you can’t do that, then find a job where you love the people.14.  Junkies and addicts are like toddlers.  They just want to shit all over you and everything.  The messes they make can get expensive.  Avoid them if you can.15.  Don’t buy shit on credit, remember what happened to America?  Cash only, fuckers.  Can’t afford it?  Don’t fucking buy it!16.  Preventable expenses -  STD’s, abortions, DWI’s, lung cancer, head injuries, speeding tickets, cirrhosis of the liver.17.  Don’t go on fancy dates if you’re not fancy. Most people kind of despise the rich anyway.18.  When you go see shows, bring a flask in.  That way you can afford to buy a record.19. If you had told me 15 years ago that Coca Cola would put tap water in plastic bottles and motherfuckers would BUY IT …… No fuckin way.20. Don’t get cable. Asshole. There is nothing on. I promise. $100 a month ? Fuck no!
This list was edited by Stacey Yates with contributions from Jherek Bishoff, Chad Raines & Amanda Palmer. We live in a wasteful society. Live well. It don’t take much. Really.
via monofonus press

how and where do i find Thor Harris!?? 

best thing I have read in a very long time.

rings true, and we hew to much of it, except i can’t go with #20 right now.

i have to keep my cable…for work.. yeah.

LOVE THIS.

raggedglory:

How to live like a king for very little By THOR HARRIS

1.  Don’t smoke cigarettes.
2.  Drive old Japanese cars.  Easy and cheap to fix & they run for fucking ever.
3.  Buy most of your groceries from the produce section.  Most of that other shit is not actually food. You don’t need it.
4.  Ride your bike instead of driving as much as you can. You need the exercise and gas is expensive.
5.  Don’t have kids.  They’re not miracles, they’re people.  7 billion is too fucking many. Find some other way to give your dull existence some meaning. BTW they’re expensive.
6.  Get your clothes from thrift stores.  With the physique you’ll have from riding your bike, you’ll look hot wearing anything.
7.  Learn to fix things.  Tons of great books and youtube vids on fixing anything. Or ask an old dude. People used to fix things.  No shit.
8.  Learn a trade – Carpentry, plumbing, electrical, auto mechanics, tailoring, computer/electronics repair, something They can’t fucking outsource.  No one gives a shit about your Masters in Dostoyevsky…. fix something, dumbass, fix something!
9.  If you like booze, drink at home with your neighbors.  Drunk driving is for assholes, rich ones with lawyers.
10.  Do people favors.  It’s called Cooperation. It’s how the world worked before money. They will return the favor, or someone will. No shit.  This really works.
11.  Make things – Look around you.  What do you see?  Yah, shitty stuff made by impoverished enslaved people far away.  Pick anything.  Make a better one.  People want good shit.  You won’t get rich, but you’ll get by.
12.  If you live in America – don’t get sick and avoid injury.  Wear your fucking helmet and put lights on your bike.
13.  Find work you love.  If you can’t do that, then find a job where you love the people.
14.  Junkies and addicts are like toddlers.  They just want to shit all over you and everything.  The messes they make can get expensive.  Avoid them if you can.
15.  Don’t buy shit on credit, remember what happened to America?  Cash only, fuckers.  Can’t afford it?  Don’t fucking buy it!
16.  Preventable expenses -  STD’s, abortions, DWI’s, lung cancer, head injuries, speeding tickets, cirrhosis of the liver.
17.  Don’t go on fancy dates if you’re not fancy. Most people kind of despise the rich anyway.
18.  When you go see shows, bring a flask in.  That way you can afford to buy a record.
19. If you had told me 15 years ago that Coca Cola would put tap water in plastic bottles and motherfuckers would BUY IT …… No fuckin way.
20. Don’t get cable. Asshole. There is nothing on. I promise. $100 a month ? Fuck no!


This list was edited by Stacey Yates with contributions from Jherek Bishoff, Chad Raines & Amanda Palmer. We live in a wasteful society. Live well. It don’t take much. Really.

via monofonus press