Tuesday, July 06, 2010

ALGEBRAI?


Look out behind you!

18 comments:

  1. Tough at any age to draw feet.

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  2. I should probably note that I found this online somewhere with no attribution. Not my work.

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  3. That spider is bitching!

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  4. Anonymous5:47 PM

    Well she does need SOME kind of -bra!

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  5. presumably roman numeral I.

    And definitely nice work.

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  6. JOESKYTHEDUNGEONBRAWLER6:51 PM

    I WISH THIS WAS MY 10THGRADE ALGEBRAS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!1

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  7. The only thing that would make that better would be if it was a spider-goat.

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  8. I keep trying...

    ...but I still don't see a sailboat.

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  9. For the history majors,
    I think the quote is attributed to Richard the Lion Hearted at Acre (?)

    "Kill them all, God will recognize his own."

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  10. Good 'O textbook art. I did so much of that in high school, its any wounder I got any school work done...

    ...er -- oh wait, I didn't! XP

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  11. Surely not a true primary artefact though? The woman and spider (especially the spider!) look far too technically proficient compared to the other material...

    @Clovis: Legate Arnaud-Amaury, siege of Beziers (Albigensian Crusade). Nice guy.

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  12. "Surely not a true primary artefact though?"

    Yeah. I feel pretty confident that this is the work of an artist imitating the style.

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  13. Quite literally old school.

    I never drew pictures. Just band logos and half-remembered song lyrics.

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  14. Anonymous9:40 AM

    It's "Algebra I", presumably the title of the book that it once covered. The question mark looks added as an afterthought.

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  15. Dear nice people 'correcting' the title of this post,

    It may be relevant to note that I take my post titles less seriously than you do. I mean, this joint is called 'Jeff's Gameblog' for crying out loud. Is there a more useless title for a blog out there? I doubt it.

    Anyway, I just thought that 'Algebra I' in all caps plus the tacked-on question mark looked cool all smooshed together.

    Love,
    Jeff

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  16. The GNR logo helps us to date this cover to no EARLIER than 1985, and most likely in the period between 1987 and 1991. So, old school, but not old school if you know what I mean.

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  17. "The GNR logo helps us to date this cover to no EARLIER than 1985, and most likely in the period between 1987 and 1991. So, old school, but not old school if you know what I mean."

    Appetite for Destruction came out in July 1987. Unless our Algebra I student was really dialed into the underground scene in L.A. there's no way he'd have heard of GNR prior to then. I find that unlikely since most of us take Algebra in 8th or 9th grade.

    Appetite really didn't become a hit until a year later when "Sweet Child of Mine" was released as a single in August 1988.

    Thus I'd say late 1988 at the earliest, unless we are dealing with an abnormally cool 14 year old (which I don't think we are). Which definitely puts us in the 2e era.

    That said, I think our young artist maintains a distinct "old school" aesthetic in his work. You certainly wouldn't have seen anything like this on the cover of an early 90's TSR product, while it would have fit right in with the Arduin and Judges Guild stuff on my shelf.

    (If anyone can't tell that my post is tongue in cheek, I apologize... or do I?)

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