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Jan. 2nd, 2012 | 10:07 pm




Happy New Year everyone!

Just playing around with drawing pictures.

The greatest thing about the invention of the bicycle and ladies starting to ride them is: everything. The clothes! The bikes! The attitude! But perhaps especially: the scads of satirical cartoons made at the time that were supposed to make women look shocking and inappropriate but just makes them look super stylish and badass instead. I just can't get over the cigarette in the cartoon I used though, and the splayed legs as she rumbles willy-nilly down the street. God, is there anything better than cartoons?

Incidentally, 'velocipedestrienne,' not a word I made up. You're looking for page 89 of this very informative contemporary read. I enjoyed the chapter very much. You would not believe how many words they manage to birth out of the word 'velocipede' in that book. If you notice the date you'll see that I stuck a phonograph in the cartoon about ten years too early and well that is just because I can do what I like around here.

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So badass

from: Mary Pekowski
date: Jan. 3rd, 2012 03:16 am (UTC)
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I saw you post that picture of the splayed-legs bicycle lady on your twitter a few days ago, and I liked it so much I made it my facebook profile picture. I also like the one you linked here that was made to 'shock' the audience about the terrible velocipede woman. The one with the nurse and her bicycle trailer is positively prophetic!

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callan

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from: callanhead
date: Jan. 3rd, 2012 03:20 am (UTC)
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out rageous

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eleraama

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from: eleraama
date: Jan. 3rd, 2012 03:23 am (UTC)
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So I always like your comics, but holy jesus this one is amazing. Brb, loling forever.

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★彡 artificial nocturne.

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from: usagiko
date: Jan. 3rd, 2012 04:00 am (UTC)
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+1. My sides hurt from laughing so hard.

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Mr. Velocipede

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from: mrvelocipede
date: Jan. 3rd, 2012 03:25 am (UTC)
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I love this more than I can ever possibly convey.

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Matt McIrvin

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from: mmcirvin
date: Jan. 3rd, 2012 03:27 am (UTC)
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Not the Psycho Cycle!

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a certain brand of escape

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from: atelierlune
date: Jan. 3rd, 2012 03:34 am (UTC)
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The velocipedestrienne is like a Chap-hop gangsta! Excellent.

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cellia

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from: cellia
date: Jan. 3rd, 2012 03:45 am (UTC)
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Awesome. I love how she mowed him down >:D

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riv

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from: rivenwanderer
date: Jan. 3rd, 2012 03:48 am (UTC)
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I'd like to introduce you to the phrase "like a veloss". So much more versatile and useful than "like a boss"!

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Angela, 21st Century Mermaid

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from: angelamermaid
date: Jan. 3rd, 2012 03:55 am (UTC)
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It's a dangerous thing, letting women ride bicycles. Next thing you know, they'll be wantin' the vote and hikin' their skirts above their knees!

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ЖЖ

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from: zhilinsky
date: Jan. 3rd, 2012 04:17 am (UTC)
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Love that grrrls!

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The Girl With The Haro Tattoo

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from: thelastsong
date: Jan. 3rd, 2012 04:18 am (UTC)
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Psycho Tricycle is my rap name.

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ais

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from: starlite_gone
date: Jan. 3rd, 2012 04:20 am (UTC)
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LOL that was hilarious

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Polter-Cow

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from: spectralbovine
date: Jan. 3rd, 2012 04:24 am (UTC)
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VELOCIPEDESTRIENNE IS A REAL WORD??

My world has been enriched. ENRICHED. Thank you.

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Sat-Isis/Suten Net

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from: cassiopaya
date: Jan. 3rd, 2012 04:26 am (UTC)
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Velocipedestrienne - my new favorite word.

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Ben-Hur, anybody?

from: theidolhands
date: Jan. 3rd, 2012 04:34 am (UTC)
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These bastards rule San Francisco, for the record. Seriously, careful if you're a bicyclist because you'll be ASSUMED a velocipedestrienne and may not like the heat from those horseless carriage drivers!

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FUCKING. FANTASTIC.

from: theidolhands
date: Jan. 3rd, 2012 04:31 am (UTC)
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Nice job on the mirror shot.

I didn't even really know what this was about, but was grinning from the get go and your wind up is always worth the punch.

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rye_bunny

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from: rye_bunny
date: Jan. 3rd, 2012 04:32 am (UTC)
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I'm so sad that helmet laws are preventing me from my goal of being THAT badass on a bike. I want a bad ass up-do.

Oh well, I guess I could smoke two cigarettes to make up for it.

Nice work as always.

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Well, that's how a drag queen would do it.

from: theidolhands
date: Jan. 3rd, 2012 04:36 am (UTC)
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Just build the hair AROUND the helmet. xD

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nude on the moon

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from: brandywine28
date: Jan. 3rd, 2012 04:36 am (UTC)
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Visible bloomers are totally badass!!!

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crabofdoom

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from: crabofdoom
date: Jan. 3rd, 2012 04:50 am (UTC)
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This format of new comics enhancing old comics is what's badass. I'd love to see more of them!

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love songs to myself.

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from: pinkroo
date: Jan. 3rd, 2012 05:09 am (UTC)
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how much would I love to see a T-shirt of, "When you see me rolling up, Pops..."? A whole lot.

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Miss Lulu B.

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from: doubledgedsword
date: Jan. 6th, 2012 09:06 pm (UTC)
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I want velocipedestrienne on a t-shirt!

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tea fiend

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from: pbprincess
date: Jan. 3rd, 2012 05:28 am (UTC)
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I want that last image on a tshirt. Hot damn!

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Rex Luscus

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from: rexluscus
date: Jan. 3rd, 2012 05:29 am (UTC)
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This is pretty much the best thing I've ever seen.

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chrisschweizer

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from: chrisschweizer
date: Jan. 3rd, 2012 05:31 am (UTC)
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Kate, you are my hero today. I know you're everyone's hero, but even still.

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Rose Fox

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from: rosefox
date: Jan. 3rd, 2012 06:21 am (UTC)
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These are gorgeous.

You know the dude with the cup of coffee would totally be texting while biking in the modern world.

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Taj Mahal

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from: octavius_x
date: Jan. 3rd, 2012 06:33 am (UTC)
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Awww this is def. a new favorite. Loved it <3

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some blockheaded bracegirdle from hardbottle

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from: notemily
date: Jan. 3rd, 2012 06:39 am (UTC)
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oh my god these are awesome.

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