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Remember Our Nation's 28 Core Principles

Remember Our Nation’s 28 Core Principles

Dear Readers & Friends, On this day, 237 years ago, we became a documented nation apart from our English leadership. It was a great day in the history of this nation. That day was long ago, and our founding principles have become lost in the dust and ether of the past, fallen to the wayside...
The 24-Hour Game Show Marathon

The 24-Hour Game Show Marathon

Interview conducted and written by Corissa Poley This is the second episode in the Queries Quintus series with WHALE; interviews with artists and writers containing five (quintus, in Latin) basic conversational queries.  Cory Anotado has loved game shows since he was 4 years old. In recent years, he’s used his talents and skills as a...
The Story of Boy & Terrence Marmalade

The Story of Boy & Terrence Marmalade

Interview conducted and written by Corissa Poley This is the first in the Queries Quintus series with WHALE; interviews with artists and writers containing five (quintus, in Latin) basic conversational queries. Our very first guest is none other than the talented illustrator and animator Vince Mascoli, of Portland, OR. Vince has been drawing since he...
The Barsoom Series (John Carter)

The Barsoom Series (John Carter)

Old political pulp that still has its charms (Thanks, Edgar Rice Burroughs.) By Corissa Poley When I saw the book cover of The Princess of Mars (1912), it was in another book about its illustrator, Frank Frazetta. I didn’t expect to be so engrossed by the cover of the book on first sight, nor did I expect...
Tuesday Morning Hemingway Wisdom

Tuesday Morning Hemingway Wisdom

Disappearing Ink Leaves Only Two Months To Read This Book

Disappearing Ink Leaves Only Two Months To Read This Book

Recently an independent Argentinian publisher, Eterna Cadencia, released an advertisement that highlighted the importance of The Book That Can’t Wait. This isn’t a joke; if you don’t read the book the story literally disappears. The Latin author anthology’s ink is designed to react with everyday elements such as air and light over the course of sixty days,...
A Different Kind of Game: Settlers of Catan

A Different Kind of Game: Settlers of Catan

WHALE goes in depth to discuss the now-classic board game, Settlers of Catan, with its inventor.  By Corissa Poley One day, many men in gray cloaks come to visit in the night, and steal all of your grain. Bit by bit, they snatch up your most valuable resource. You are broke. For years you don’t...
[Firefly Fridays] The Big Finale (Episodes XI-XIV)

[Firefly Fridays] The Big Finale (Episodes XI-XIV)

Well, here we are. It’s been a long path but a good one. We love Firefly and we’ve had a good time sharing our thoughts with you. We’re glad you’ve been along for the ride, and for those of you that have followed us into this final week, we salute you. We’ve come to love some...
**News: April WHALE News

**News: April WHALE News

Good Afternoon! WHALE is pretty excited this week – we’ve got our next issue in the works and things are looking extremely attractive! We’ve also received all of our submissions and we’re currently poring through them in an effort to select the best reading for next issue! Below are some fun “teasers” to share the content...
**Stuff We Love: Deth P. Sun's Illustrations

**Stuff We Love: Deth P. Sun’s Illustrations

Deth P. Sun’s charming and macabre illustrations drew us to him like flies to honey. We love his artwork! Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image.   We love Deth P. Sun this week! His illustrative paintings and short “zines” are captivating, admittedly leaving the viewer wondering about the story behind them. Particularly...
**Stuff We Love: The Letters of Beatrix Potter

**Stuff We Love: The Letters of Beatrix Potter

This week’s Stuff We Love is written by Corissa Poley   This last week, a bit of personal nostalgia was unearthed on the Internet via TinyLetter’s Letters of Note blog, where we discovered some of the early images and handwritten short stories by Beatrix Potter. I’m not sure if anyone else grew up with this, but...
**Stuff We Love: Velociraptor! Cannibalism!

**Stuff We Love: Velociraptor! Cannibalism!

We were wandering the internet, as Whales often do these days (Like anyone else… Come on, it’s the digital age!) and found this: Okay, just kidding. But partially. We found a new board game on the web that’s titled Velociraptor! Cannibalism! and we read a bit about it. It’s pretty rad. Basically during the game you,...