a new Great Cycle begins…

…or why the world probably won’t disappear in a puff of apocalyptic smoke and ash.

I’ve been distracted and not-here for most of 2012, so an apocalyptic end of the world has been meaningless to me.

This morning, while visiting a new-found blog me, mine and other bits, I clicked over to another blog and finally read something that offers an alternate meaning to 21 December 2012:  the idea of change and renewal being the central theme to the end of this one cycle and the beginning of a new.

Here’s another short explanation for the hoo-hah over Winter Solstice 2012.

Our 2012 wall calendar, The Apocalypse Calendar, has been a joy of artful enthusiasm and expression of the apocalypse.  (Look at the countdown button at the top of the home page!)

Ryan Browne (cover art!)

Ryan Browne (cover art!)

These folks are the reason it took us so long to buy a 2013 calendar–we didn’t want to give up the art!

Plus, on each month’s calendar sheet, you shoulda seen the running commentary, some in red, a countdown, if you will.   For instance, on Big Mister’s birthday on 20 November (click to enlarge to read the text):

uh, Happy birthday, Big Mister?!  (That's 20 November.)

uh, happy birthday, Big Mister?!

The best bit was how the last days of December are grayed out, as if, well, you know!

21 December 2012...  and beyond

21 December 2012… and beyond

We like it so much that we bought a 2013 wall calendar for a $1.00 and will tape the 2013 month sheets over the old months, keeping the apocalyptic artwork!

Here is December’s artwork, courtesy The Apocalypse Calendar folks.  Go to the site and click around.  Truly splendid!  They also have allowed us to download the art as wallpaper (just remember to attribute if you publish)!

Jay Ryan, artist

Jay Ryan

Peace and much humor to you all in the new cycle.  I’m pretty sure the old one has been grinding down to the end like masa on a metate, making this a tough go for a lot of folks.  How’s that go?  Illegitimati non carborundum (“don’t let the bastards grind you down”).

Here are the other months, in no particular month order, just by artist name–because their mothers are still proud!

Zander Cannon

Zander Cannon

Thomas Quinn

Thomas Quinn

Steve Seeley

Steve Seeley

Sean Dove

Sean Dove

Ryan Browne

Ryan Browne

Nick Pitarra

Nick Pitarra

Matt Moore

Matt Moore

Maris Wicks

Maris Wicks

Jenny Frison

Jenny Frison

Daniel Hertzberg

Daniel Hertzberg

Chandler OLeary

Chandler OLeary

 

 

 

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18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Pamela Goode
    Dec 21, 2012 @ 11:27:55

    I do like the concept of a new cycle!

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  2. speccy
    Dec 21, 2012 @ 11:40:49

    Great pics :) thanks for the link

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  3. heretherebespiders
    Dec 21, 2012 @ 12:14:00

    I don’t know… This might be a bit too much for you. I know it’s often a bit too much for me! The art, the youth, the disturbing things that they love…well, I love it too. Have a look at my favorite art magazine. Socks used to send the hard copies to me all the time, and my brain would explode. http://www.juxtapoz.com/

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    • lahgitana
      Dec 21, 2012 @ 13:17:46

      Oh the youth! Gasp!

      I liked Steve McGhee’s Natural Disasters! I’m appallingly rapt at this stuff–The Day After Tomorrow; Meteor; Melancholia. Humans are so cute when they think all this is permanent! >:-D

      Reply

  4. sweetdaysundertheoaks
    Dec 21, 2012 @ 13:44:25

    I am ready for fresh new year or cycle!

    Reply

  5. Jude
    Dec 22, 2012 @ 08:01:32

    Hope the next cycle is a … MOTORcycle!

    Reply

  6. Dianda
    Dec 22, 2012 @ 10:17:05

    I like that art with the horseheads!

    Reply

  7. ~ Ivy ~ (@ivyft)
    Dec 22, 2012 @ 15:15:05

    Well, we’re still all here and I’ll take my new cycle now, thanks! LOL

    Reply

  8. IsobelandCat
    Dec 24, 2012 @ 03:33:05

    May your 2013 be a cycle of joy and renewal Laurel.

    Reply

  9. heretherebespiders
    Dec 31, 2012 @ 10:37:47

    Happy New Year, my dear. I have the highest hopes that it will be better than 2012! 😻

    Reply

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