December 28, 2009

The Swamp Ladies of Estonia

This post now resides on my other site 50 Watts:

18 comments:

  1. Whoa...

    I am in LOVE with V. Jarmut! That is some seriously damaged sci-fi psychedelia...exactly what I needed...

    Grazie...

    R.

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  2. so bizarre and amazing. this rules.

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  3. I have read every single one of these as a kid. I grew up a broken man, much like the rest of my compatriots.

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  4. And, not to be missed, the animated version of Suur Tõll:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0mTEVlJgC8
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66yi_zT7j9I

    (Apologies for double-posting.)

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  5. That post has certainly brightened up a dreary grey day. Excellent stuff :)

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  6. Thank you all!

    Fushi, that's wild that you read all these growing up. I had some intense books as a kid but nothing this intense. Thanks also for the links to the cartoon version! I posted it on my tumblr and will likely embed it in this post.

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  7. Could anyone give an indication of what's going on in Timbu Limbu ?

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  8. What a wicked treat...what fabulous colors and designs! Many thanks and happy New Year!

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  9. my favourite blog
    the russian anatomy drawings and protractor head are amazing

    thankyou for uploading these and may you long continue to unearth such wonderful treasures

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  10. Timbu Limbu is about a doll, who goes to a journey to find out why the snowmill has stopped making snow.

    yes, we had interesting interesting childrens books in Estonia.

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  11. I am glad you managed to put this together, Will. A magnificent post!

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  12. If you are interested in Estonian psychedelic children books, then you cannot overlook this one

    http://monsterbrains.blogspot.com/2006/09/vello-vinn-here-is-another-amazing.html

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  13. Oh, such nostalgia!

    But I prefer different kind of illustrations myself (what Wiiralt did for Juhan Jik stories, for example:http://www.flickr.com/photos/51174022@N03/4733636708/; http://www.flickr.com/photos/51174022@N03/4732995137/; http://www.flickr.com/photos/51174022@N03/4733635786/ )

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  14. domficfan, thanks so much. Maybe I can include them in a sequel!

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  15. I would spend my summers in Estonia until I was 6 years of age. I did not speak or read the language but I had and still have the Juri Arrak books. The illustrations of Panga-rehe Jutud wer particularly enthralling. Can anyone tell me what that book is about?

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