Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Creepy, Crawly, Crawdaddy?

Via an article in the NYTimes today, I found this amazing illustrated book-- The ABCs of Invertibrates.  It was illustrated by a mathematician who had a rare progressive brain disorder which, amongst other symptoms, manifested itself in a heightened artistic drive.  

Since I'm all excited about brain disorders in general (I think I nurse some myself), I of course find this fascinating.  Reminds me of a lot of the writing of Oliver Sacks who, by the way, is an avid collector of all sorts of weird stuff himself (and not just stories!)

Anyhow, go and browse these interesting and creepy illustrations.  Perhaps it will inspire you (or someone, anyone, please!) to do something about the doggerel rhyming texts.


Anke said...

Are you absessed with weird rhymes, too? Or did I get that wrong? And how are you, dearest mama_H? Questions, questions... :)

Mama H said...

Oh, my dear, I am obsessed with almost everything. I didn't go to grad school for poetry for nothin'! ;)