All is quiet on the VSAWC front right now, so I thought I would take a moment to share with you some of my favourite bits of Victoriana on the web. Please share your favourite sites in the comments!
1) Pre-Raphernalia, run by illustrator and comic book artistÂ Raine Szramski, explores the personalities, reputations, and scandals of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood through a series of comics. For further information on the project, I encourage you to check out the blog’s inaugural post. For lighter fair, take a look at Szramski’sÂ post on Dickens’s review of Millais’s The Carpenter’s Shop. The post contains the memorable (and, for me, all purpose) phraseÂ “When Dickens Attacks!”
2) If you are not already following Queen Victoria Tweets (@QueenVicTweets note: this link takes you to the Twitter account), well, you should be. For more information on the project, check out the associated website @QueenVicTweets (note: this link takes you to the project’s website). Here are some recent gems from the Twitter feed:
The Queen of Portugal – her size; her silence.
â€” Queen Victoria (@QueenVicTweets) July 9, 2013
I saw Peel coming down the same street I was, and the moment he saw me, he dashed down another street to avoid me. â€” Queen Victoria (@QueenVicTweets) July 3, 2013
I am getting more lazy every day.
â€” Queen Victoria (@QueenVicTweets) May 19, 2013
Finally, if you haven’t already, check out my previous post on print-making at DHSI 2013.
See you in August!