Bookmarks before browsers
These four medieval bookmarks are 500-700 years old, yet they are smarter than what we use for our modern books - or even in our web browsers. Some just help you find your way back to a certain page, but others do so much more: they mark text column and line, in addition to the page. The lower one, for example, is like a computer that you program. Sliding it up and down, and turning its disk, means you will find your way back to a very specific place: the very line where you left off the day before.
More information on these rare devices and how they work in this blog I wrote about them.
Pics: Leiden, University Library, BPL 2001 (top); Utrecht, UB, MS 146 (bookmark labeled “B”); Amsterdam, Universiteitsbibliotheek, MSS I G 56-57 (heart-shaped bookmarks); and Harvard, Houghton Library, MS 277 (bottom).
I keep seeing this image pop up all over the ‘nets, so I thought I’d post the original Storyboard panel I drew. I had a lot of fun with that section!
With Bolin I was going for an homage to Soul Eater’s Excalibur stank face but I think something was lost in translation or perhaps the higher ups didn’t want to go that route. Either way, Studio Mir did a beautiful job cleaning up, as always. :-)
AND…Whoo hoo Book 4 this Friday!
"Hey Toph did you know your granddaughter is an airbender now?"
MY GRANDDAUGHTER IS A TWINKLE TOES?!
"the party is over close the gates"
Kinda late, but better than never. A ship for RWBY has arrived!
I don’t have an office. I improvised for my desk.