Did you know?: Before becoming famous for his creation of MAD Magazine's Spy vs. Spy, Antonio Prohías had worked for the top Cuban newspaper, El Mundo. In it, he created political cartoons that were against Fidel Castro, who had risen to power at the time - which resulted in the government accusing Prohías of being a member of the CIA, thus putting his career at risk, and he fled from Cuba to the United States.

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Hi, my birthday is February 19th and I'd love something along the lines of enemies to lovers Modern AU (smut) if that's possible. Thank you so much to all the authors who contribute!! <3

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Wishing you a wonderful birthday! To start you days off right, the always delightful @appleblossomgirl0305 has written this perfect bit of Everlark, just for you! Enjoy!


Rating: M/E

Trigger warnings: Logging operations? Heights? The mating habits of quail?

A/N: Happy birthday! I hope all of your birthday wishes come true! Never-ending gratitude to @xerxia31 for helping in every way possible.

Peeta hunkered down in his chair, swiveling away from the opening of his cubicle. He had two immediate problems; his editor was looking for him and he was hungover. Again. Plutarch Heavensbee was hard to take on a normal day, but with a blazing headache and already sour stomach, Peeta feared the consequences of a run in this morning.

“Damn,” he muttered, sucking a sharp whistling breath as he burned his tongue on his scaldingly hot coffee. Why did the little kiosk in the entryway always insist on making horribly weak, but ridiculously hot coffee? Maybe a better question was why he continued to buy it. But every time he walked into the chrome and marble opulence of the Capital Media Corps foyer, with its twenty stories of frantically busy, hungry machine of information and commerce looming above him, he felt like an imposter. He felt like every silk-shirted woman in her clackity-clacking heels determinedly running to the next important story, each shiny-shoed, cuff-linked man barking into his cell phone that he “needed it yesterday, dammit!” could tell he didn’t really belong there. That he was a small-town boy from District 12 who still dreamt of his parent’s bakery, cinnamon and dill-scented tendrils curling through his dreams.

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AUGUST 9: Tove Jansson (1914-2001)

Whether you’ve come across The Moomins through Tumblr or the book series was a staple of your childhood, you have lesbian legend, novelist, and illustrator Tove Jansson – who was born on this day in 1914! – to thank for the whimsy of that unforgettable fairy tale world.

The profile photo for the official Twitter account in honor of Tove Jansson’s work (@ToveJansson1914) shows the author and illustrator herself in a bountiful flower crown (x). 

Tove Marika Jansson was born on August 9, 1914 in Helsinki, Finland. Her family was a part of the Swedish-speaking minority of Finland and had a history of producing artistic minds; her father was a sculptor and her mother was a graphic designer and illustrator. Tove wrote and illustrated her first picture book, Sara and Pelle and the Water Sprite’s Octopuses (Sara och Pelle och näckens bläckfiskar), when she was only 14-years-old, and unlike most people’s childhood creations, it didn’t dawdle in a forgotten box in her family’s attic, but was actually published later on in 1933! After graduating high school she attended the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm and would also go on to earn degrees from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts and L'École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

Tove Jansson and her partner Tuulikki Pietilä were together for over 40 years and stayed together until Tove’s death. After meeting Tuulikki for the first time, Tove wrote, “I love you both enchanted and very calm at the same time, and I don’t fear anything that might await us… I have finally come home to that one person whom I want to be with” (x).

From the 1930s to 1952, Tove worked as a political cartoonist for the Swedish-language magazine Garm and became known for her comical portrayals of the happenings of World War II, but she eventually left the magazine when her Moomins series took off. The first Moomins book, The Moomins and the Great Flood, was published in 1947. Tove later said that her inspiration for the white, round-bellied family of trolls came from a childhood story her uncle used to tell her of a “Moomintroll” who lived in the kitchen pantry and stopped children from stealing food. Several recurring characters in the Moomins series are also famously inspired by people in Tove’s real life; the character of Too-Ticky was based on her life partner Tuulikki Pietilä (you can read more about the story of Too-Ticky and Tuulikki here!) and the characters Moominpappa and Moominmamma are adaptations of Tove’s own parents.

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The Moomins eventually became an international sensation and the most identifiable marker of Tove’s cultural legacy! Throughout her lifetime, the characters were featured in books, comic strips, short stories, and even stage productions that Tove herself participated in. The series is the most widely-translated works of Finnish literature and includes a Moomins theme park and museum. In 1966, Tove won the Hans Christian Andersen Award for her work in children’s literature with the Moomins. She would eventually pass away on June 27, 2001 at the age of 86. Footage of her creative journey, life, and travels with Tuulikki was eventually compiled into the 2010 documentary titled Moominland Tales: The Life of Tove Jansson.


I am antagonistic to the money-making fetish because it sidetracks our natural selves, leaving us no alternative but to accept the situation and take any kind of work for a weekly wage […] We are caught and hurt by the system, and the more sensitive we are to life’s highest values the harder it is to bear the abuse.
—  Art Young, on the nature of capitalism

Another Rising-era pocket pistol. This one was made in America, and uses 25 caliber ammunition. It belonged to activist and political cartoonist Grace Gifford Plunkett, and was given her by her then-fiancee Joseph Plunkett.

He was captured at the end of the Rising, and she married him in the chapel of Kilmainham jail before he was executed.

Cartoon by Grace Plunkett


The Calaveras of José Guadalupe Posada

Artist and political cartoonist José Guadalupe Posada (1852–1913) is best known for his calavera caricatures, in particular, Calavera Garbancera, more commonly known as “La Catrina.”

La Catrina was meant as mockery of Mexico’s high society and a protest of the Porfiriato, the regime of Mexican dictator Porfirio Díaz, whose repressive ways led to the Mexican Revolution commanded by Emiliano Zapata and Francisco Villa. Posada was ridiculing Mexicans, who like Díaz, shunned their own Indianness for the Victorian styles of the day. Díaz was eventually exiled to France, and the demands of Zapata and Villa were incorporated into the Mexican Constitution.

Posada’s many other calavera caricatures depicted the daily lives of campesinos and common folk, which endeared him to many. His work inspired generations of Mexicans. From Orozco and Rivera, to a countless number of contemporary artists, Posada’s influence is still felt.

In recent years, Posada’s calavera caricatures have been incorporated into Mexico’s Día de Muertos celebrations. From helping win the Mexican Revolution to capturing iconic images of Mexican life, we honor Posada and his legacy by recognizing his contributions to Mexican culture. ¡Viva don Lupe Posada!

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Let us now celebrate conservative political cartoonist Michael Ramirez, who won two Pulitzer Prizes for drawing large things and putting the word “debt” over them.

(This isn’t even all of them by the way. Tumblr has a limit.)