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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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**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,...
[News] WHALE Mail!

[News] WHALE Mail!

Barnacles! We’re very pleased to announce our very first WHALE Mail we received over at the 722. Check it out. Someone thinks we’re cool. Don’t forget to send us your own mail! Our address is: P.O. Box 722 Portland, ME 04101                    

[News] Submissions for WHALE Issue II

Ahoy, barnacles! We’re here to let you know you should submit your artwork, photography, literature, non-fiction, and poetry for review before March 17th, 2012 We’d love to see what you send us, and we can’t wait to share our next issue with the world. When you send in a submission, please remember that you must...
**Stuff We Love: Genevieve Godbout

**Stuff We Love: Genevieve Godbout

We love Genevieve Godbout. Her charming pencil drawings show whimsical, fun scenes and her knack for sweet faces is awesome. We really enjoyed paging through her blog, and we hope she puts up some prints soon in her Etsy shop. Genevieve grew up in Quebec, Canada and spent 3 years in Montreal studying traditional animation....