Louise Brooks

May 1, 2019

It’s hard to believe that this photograph is over 90 years old.

And here and now in 2019 engineers at Singapore’s Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Division (!?!) have put online for free new software that is clever enough to add colour to black and white photographs. Just head to colourise.sg .It can sort out skintone but can only take a guess at the colours of clothes and cars. I’ve just colourised a stack of my mother’s old photos. She was quite pleased with the results but puzzled why her 1966 Mini car was now green rather than bright red!

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Detective Comics 1000

May 1, 2019

We got there in the end. Despite supposedly finishing at issue No 881 in October 2011 I’ve finally got a copy of Detective Comics No 1000 in my hands. As usual it’s been issued with multiple (far too many) variant covers. Detective Comics No 1 appeared cover dated March 1937 although Batman’s first appearance within its pages was No 27 cover dated May 1939. Action Comics No 1 (featuring Superman) was cover dated  June 1938 and yet it still reached issue 1000 almost a year before Detective Comics did. Welcome to the wacky world of comics.

I just wish the contents were more like this particular “homage to the 1950s” variant cover.

An Elephant

May 1, 2019

The Eternal Triangle

May 1, 2019