Weekly Cartoon Email #074
Have you heard about the Etruscans? If not, I suggest you give them a Google.
An ancient bunch of weirdos who believed some wacky things! They had a lot of fun. They chased crows with sticks, buried stuff in the backyard, danced before breakfast, made cool art.
Below: “An eternal rejumbling of Etruscan influence,” for the Literary Review of Canada.
If you’re an expert historian™ like me, you’ll know that Etruscan art often featured people with very distinctive expressions. They look like their brains have been poked by an exhilarating thought.
There’s actually a movie called The Etruscan Smile (2018). I just watched the trailer.
At one point, Brian Cox (who is an actor) says, “Do what you love, while you can.” I think that’s the basic Etruscan idea that we’ve held on to—and you can trust me because I am an expert historian™.
Anyway, that’s why this cartoon exists:
Ye Olde Cartoons
An Egyptian Larry David in Air Mail, 2022. Buy this cartoon.
The aliens are back in Air Mail, 2020. By this cartoon.
This week, I wish to recommend: Brendan Leonard’s Semi-Rad.com.
Brendan writes about his adventures in the great outdoors and makes funny drawings and charts. He also has a great Friday inspiration email that’s well worth your time.
Please take a look!