Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Site-Specific Illusions, Touring a Nebula, 7-Year-Old Comic Book Author and More!

As Donna mentioned on Wednesday, she and I have switcheroo-ed our posting days this week. I hope I do her proud with this installment of Friday Quickies.

Mary Doyle Keefe, the model for Norman Rockwell’s iconic 1943 Rosie the Riveter painting, has died at the age of 92. – Via Amy

Here is the scientific guide to the mythic beasts of Game of Thrones that you requested. – Via Courtney

Natalie McGriff is the seven-year-old author of the comic book The Adventures of Moxie Girl! – Via Courtney

Time to buy some Manic Panic – A Northern Lights-inspired dye job. – Via Charles

DC to create a superhero line for young girls. – Via CriticalDragon

I always love these types of illusions – Felice Varini creates large, site-specific illusions.

Have you ever wanted to fly through a nebula? Of course you do. Let Hubble take you there.



I can’t watch this because I haven’t seen Interstellar yet. But maybe you will enjoy this honest trailer for it? – Via CriticalDragon



Featured image by Marc Simonetti

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Brian George

Brian George

Brian George is an illustrator who lives and works in the Van Beardswick neighborhood of Brooklyn. His fierce love of cheesecake is often (but not always) thwarted by his intolerance for lactose. He will draw and paint for your amusement (‘amusement’ is archaic Etruscan slang for ‘money’). Visit his portfolio, follow his tweets @brianggeorge or on G+


  1. April 29, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    Brian George

    From the article about the mythic beasts in Game of Thrones,

    “Sadly, I think the answer here has to be a resounding no. Even if we give White Walkers their ability to rise the dead and their immunity to everything but dragonglass, we can’t get around the fact that biochemistry as we know it doesn’t work when you’re frozen.”

    Why would anyone actually want those things to be possible?

  2. May 2, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Yeah the use of “Sadly” is a little disquieting. Maybe the writer of the article is some kind of necromancer?

  3. May 2, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Brian George,

    I’ve come across those in a couple of the Elder Scrolls games. 😉

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