June 17~ Pride Month

Tove Jansson and Tuulikki Pietilä

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They found one another at the Artists’ Guild Christmas party in Helsinki in 1955…and their relationship gradually developed in the course of the following spring. “At last I’ve found my way to the one I want to be with,” Tove Jansson wrote in one of her first letters to Tuulikki Pietilä in the summer of 1956. ~Literary Hub

Self-Portrait by Tove Jansson
1942 / Oil on canvas / Ateneum Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self-Portrait with Flowers by Tuulikki Pietilä
1947 / Drypoint / Ateneum Art Museum, Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

January 7, 1929~ The action-adventure comic strip “Tarzan” debuts

“The Ape-Man and the Princess” by Hal Foster

April 9, 1933 / Edgar Rice BurroughsTarzan, as drawn by Hal Foster
Image from http://www.erbzine.com/mag8/0810.html

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Also debuting in newspapers on January 7, 1929~ Buck Rogers, drawn by Richard ‘Dick’ Calkins
Image from https://www.dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2019/01/06/first-and-last-buck-rogers-comic-strip/

Previous January 7 posts:

Winter~ January 7

Artist Birthday Quiz for 1/7~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 9/3~

What American printmaker, painter, and sculptor developed the collagraph, a layered cardboard relief print process that could be carved like a woodcut?

What cartoonist’s most famous character was originally called “Spider”, a college student who became popular when he enlisted in the army during the Korean War?

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/09/03/september-3/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/25~

After she entered her 80s this American artist, well known for her vivid Surrealist imagery, began to concentrate on writing: producing a novel, an autobiography, and poems that appeared in such periodicals as The New Yorker, The Yale Review and The Paris Review.

From 1935 to 1941, this renowned cartoonist worked for Walt Disney as a story man and animator, with credits on Pinocchio, Dumbo, and Fantasia; his work also appeared in comic books for the company that became DC Comics, and for Dell’s Animal Comics.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/08/25/august-25/

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/5~

This Philippine painter is best remembered for painting landscapes, portraits, and everyday scenes with people depicted as simple yet regal in their daily activities.

This artist worked on the classic ‘Mickey Mouse’ newspaper strip, and is the artist that shaped Mickey’s comics character and gave him his first big adventures.

Answers here~ https://schristywolfe.com/2015/05/05/may-5/