Thursday, May 23, 2013

Now this blog is illustrated!

Note the snazzy new title image, intended to answer the perennial question: just what is a porpentine? (I am not sure that the illustrator of this particular one, Conrad Gesner, had ever actually seen a porcupine, but his imagination clearly made up for any deficiencies in this regard. Anyway, I fell in love with this image when I first stumbled across it at the age of seventeen, in a cheap Folger paperback edition of Hamlet, and I thought it was high time that it graced the blog.)

In other news, Exciting Stuff may possibly be happening next summer (as in the getting-paid-to-travel kind of exciting!), although it's not a definite thing yet. Keep your fingers crossed!


Flavia said...

Gorgeous! Love the image.

Bardiac said...

Fierce! Look at those teeth! (Most rodents don't look so fierce!) I'll bet THIS porpentine can shoot its quills, too!

Sisyphus said...

Wow! That is a porpentine I wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley!