Sunday, June 19, 2011

you know what I dig?

I dig Bayeaux Tapestry homages.

This one is from the credits of the old Disney flick Bedknobs and Broomsticks, which stars a young Angela Lansbury as a witch who fights Nazis.  I've got a couple dozen gorgeous screengrabs of stuff like this, including one of an enthroned king who is also a lion.

Another great old movie that makes use of the Tapestry is The Vikings.  As the opening exposition is narrated a animated version of the Tapestry shows a longship voyage.  I've got a bunch of these as well.

There used to be a flash-based jimcrack on the web called the Historic Tale Construction Kit which allowed you to make your own Bayeaux Tapestry nonsense.  I used it once to create inserts for my Savage Worlds customizable screen.


  1. Every now and then I get the urge to program a bayeaux tapestry based computer adventure. Each time I spend too much time looking at the art and enjoying it to get anything done before something else grabs my attention.

  2. I love the TARDIS in tapestry #2.

  3. LOngtime lurker5:05 PM

    @Jason does missing the Tardis make me ineligible for Dr Who fandom..?
    In answer to the post, always loved the concept of linear story + static artwork. I've only just realised he Bayeaux is the worlds first graphic novel!

  4. Ever see this, Jeff?

  5. No, I hadn't seen that! Thanks for the link!

  6. I like the one with the TARDIS in it.