Zen Pencils: Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Ozymandias in the form of a graphic novel


 I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed:
And on the pedestal these words appear:
My name is Ozymandias, king of kings;
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.”

— Percy Shelley’s “Ozymandias

For random recitiations from real-life read Renrut’s World – Gallery 7

  The mark of truth, as guaranteed by Mr Rut himself.

Gallery seven featuring:

Shit God
A tale of parental betrayal foreshadowed by the apparition of a fecal-deity.

This has to be one of my favourite cartoon sites on the web and I have been reading it for years now. Mr Rut and I  have visited many of the same places and have had lots of adventures often with similar events and themes.


Dr Seuss being a political cartoonist

http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/speccoll/dspolitic/Frame.htm – link no longer valid

Starting 1941, he worked as a political cartoonist for the New York newspaper PM

One of many political cartoons penned by Dr Seus.

I posted this back in the days before Dr Seuss got ‘cancelled’. So here’s some context to show how political and progressive he was in his day:



From the site: “Madeye.s5.com – Where sanity ends and the fun begins!”



From the page:

“We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.”

A Collection of Flash Animations by Anthony Scodary.

Update 2022 : dropped off the web in 2005,Anthony Scodary made the ‘How to kill a mockingbird’ animation too

How to Kill a Mockingbird


How to Kill a Mockingbird

Update 2022: couldn’t track this one down which was a shame. The page has been moved and imageshack being a bunch of ****s didn’t help. However,

I searched https://www.stanford.edu/

and Youtube to see if it had been saved there – but no joy

But I did find it


Where you CAN watch the animation

This is one you just HAVE to see, I laughed until I stopped and then some more.

“Be patient: you’ll be proud of yourself.”

Who are the nine



From the Who are the nine site:

“Each of the animated sequences above was a test, an experiment to see what we could accomplish with the resources available.

Each one took a small step beyond the previous attempt that, when seen one at a time, look relatively insignificant, but by step 8, you’re already about a leap beyond where you started.

To explain further, we’ve put a little about each of the animated sequences underneath the live sample. Enjoy”


Update 2022 : site dropped off the web sometime in 2008 I think , this was the only animation I could salvage:

Banned Cartoons

Banned cartoons: also racially sensitive ‘toons are reviewed

“If you squint your eyes long and hard enough, any fictional character on any animated cartoon begins to develop its own offensive, socially improper qualities. Even the dynamics inherent to seemingly innocent cartoon settings and situations can appear sinister when scrutinized by qualified armchair cynics.”



Update2022: site dropped offline in 2017

In the 1930’s when the Nazi film maker Leni Riefenstahl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leni_Riefenstahl visited the USA all of the film studios refused to have anything to do with the awful bitch except for Disney.

In an effort to redeem Disney’s reputation, Der Fuehrer’s Face (1942),and other anti-Nazi cartoons were made.

The Smallfilms Treasury


Noggin the Nog,Ivor the Engine, Bagpuss, The Clangers, The Pogles, Pingwings

Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin produced some of the most enduring British children’s animation in the 1960s-1970s. On this site you will find The Clangers, Pogles’ Wood, Ivor the Engine, Bagpuss, and Noggin the Nog with my personal favourite character ‘ Nogbad the Bad’.