November 24, 2013 § 1 Comment
On a recent visit to Haw Par Villa in Singapore I was delighted to find this little orb:
The gardens are a three dimensional graphic novel with portrayals of Chinese classics (like the Journey to the West) rendered in painted concrete dioramas. Originally built by the Haw Brothers, who made their fortune inventing Tiger Balm, it is now a little sad and desolate. Here are a couple more pictures for your delectation and delight:
November 1, 2013 § 1 Comment
A highly questionable use of food produced this Orb.
October 15, 2013 § Leave a Comment
This was just sent to me (knowing my sudden interest in Orbs) so I thought I would share it, It is by a fellow Ramsgate citizen, Neil Brown, and here is a link to his Flickr album with a few more examples:
September 25, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Autumn is slowly arriving and the beach vendors have packed up their trampolines and swings, so it must be time to start thinking about the next Adventure.
The title for our two page comic is “The Orb” and that is about all there is to the rules (though I will publish some guidance this year about delivery formats, etc.)
Here is an Orb that I saw recently in Deal, Kent. The Time Ball signals to ships when it is midday in Greenwich – the ball drops at 12 noon everyday and all the ships anchored off the coast can adjust their shiny new chronometers accordingly before setting off to the other side of the world.
Hmmm – just noticed that WordPress wants to show ads on this page. Apologies if this is annoying. I will look into changing things.
Until next time.
April 28, 2013 § 1 Comment
April 17, 2013 § Leave a Comment
To coincide with our appearance at Comiket this Saturday, 20th April we are announcing the title for next years 2-page comic Challenge. Which is
There, I’ve done it – made the decision!
Here is what Wikipedia has to say on the subject:
The word “Orb“, from the Latin orbis ‘circle’, is another name for a round object, especially a disk or a sphere.
Orb may refer to:
- Orb (astrology), the difference between the exactness of an astrological aspect
- Orb (optics), an unexpected, often circular photographic artifact
- Orb (software) is a free streaming software for the personal laptop
- Celestial orb, a central concept in ancient and early-modern astronomy
- The trademarked symbol printed on genuine Harris Tweed
- Orb Kaftan, a character from the Incarnations of Immortality novel series by Piers Anthony
- Orbing, a magical form of teleportation in the television show Charmed
- Orb (comics), a Marvel Comics villain
- The Orb, a British electronic music group
- Globus cruciger, a hand-sized sphere over which the Christian cross is set
- Sovereign’s Orb, one of the best known Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom
- Castlewood Orb Drive, a 3.5-inch removable hard disk drive
- Orb (river), empties into the Golfe du Lion in southern France
- Bad Orb, a town in Hessen state, Germany
- Orbs (band), a rock band featuring members of Between the Buried and Me and Fear Before the March of Flames
- Orb Publications, an Australian publishing company
- Orb Speculative Fiction, also known simply as Orb, an Australian speculative fiction magazine
- Orb web, a type of spider web