Christopher Jon Luke Dowgin's Blog: A Walk Through Salem, Ma

June 18, 2013

Tunnels, Books, Art, Music, and WINE!!!!!


Friday July 5th
5PM-8PM
Pamplemousse in Salem, Ma

Christopher Jon Luke Dowgin

Tunnels.....
Come learn about all of the dark secrets that lie under your feet. Find out about a series of corrupt politicians who founded this country and shaped the Constitution who built a series of smuggling tunnels to avoid paying taxes. Maybe we might be able to see some sealed tunnel entrances in the basement too....

Part of Salem, Ma First Fridays Salem House Press author/illustrator will be talking about the tunnels in town and signing his books
Salem Secret Underground: The History of the Tunnels in the City and the
Salem Trilogy. Pamplemousse will be offering some great wines from off their shelves to sample and one of Salem's best musicians will be playing for your entertainment.




A Walk Through Salem Fairy Tale and Walking Tour by Christopher Jon Luke Dowgin Jasper A Bunny's Tale by Christopher Jon Luke Dowgin The Moon, the Sun, and 2 Fish by Christopher Jon Luke Dowgin
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January 5, 2013

BOOK RELEASE FOR "A WALK ABOVE SALEM" JANUARY 20TH

Chris Dowgin at a book signing in Salem, Ma Hello,
Come down to Front Street Coffee House in Salem, Ma on Sunday January 20th for the book release of "A Walk Above Salem" in between the hours of 2PM to 4 PM. Refreshments, Nerf guns,pea shooters will be in the offering as you enjoy some music from the areas best musicians. Plus author/illustrator Chris Dowgin will be there signing books and creating free personalized illustrations inside of the front covers of all the books that are sold that day from "The Salem Trilogy".

A Walk Above Salem is the last book in the "Salem Trilogy" that details the war in the skies between the Mack Industrial School for Girls and the Salem Boys Fraternity. The weapons of choice; peashooters and Nerf guns.

So come on by and meet some of the characters from the book and try your hand at shooting people with a peashooter.

Sunday January 20th 2-4

THE SALEM TRILOGY

A Walk Through Salem is available at:
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December 31, 2012

New Animated Web Site for The Salem Trilogy

HAPPY NEW YEAR
Check Out Our New Animated Web Sight Filled With Live Webcams from the Magical Whimsical Side of Salem.
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February 9, 2012

Old Photos from Salem, Ma

Where is this in Salem?

Free Walking Tour of Salem, Ma provided by "A Walk Through Salem".
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The Olde Witch Gaol

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Published on February 09, 2012 12:04 Tags: 1950-s-cars, 1950-s-mob, a-walk-through-salem, car-crash, historic-car-crash, ma, massachusetts, mob, salem

Old Photos from Salem, Ma

Where is this in Salem?

Free Walking Tour of Salem, Ma provided by "A Walk Through Salem".
Google Maps
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=2..."

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Published on February 09, 2012 11:59 Tags: 1950-s-cars, 1950-s-mob, a-walk-through-salem, car-crash, historic-car-crash, ma, massachusetts, mob, salem

January 24, 2012

Jasper: A Bunnys Tale

Read Jasper: A Bunny's Tale

See how a two toned brown rabbit comes to love himself in a world of Rainbow rabbits who think he is invisible. A great tale to let a young one know it is wonderful just to be you!
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Published on January 24, 2012 11:18 Tags: acceptance, animal-stories, bunny, children-story, follow-your-bliss, just-be-you, puma, rabbits

January 20, 2012

Old Photo from Essex Street Salem, Ma

The old Woolworth in Salem before the malls took over the world.

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Published on January 20, 2012 12:42 Tags: americana, down-town, ma, old-photos, salem, vintage-photography, woolworth

January 17, 2012

Tunnel Tour in Salem, Ma this Thursday

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Every Thursday at 271 Essex Street at 8 PM at the Gathering Church (on the Pedestrian Mall behind Old Town Hall) tour the basement and see the various tunnel entrance, trapdoors, and secret doors. Learn the history of the smuggling tunnels in Salem and the pirates, merchants, and politicians who made them. What do a president, a secretary of the Navy, a Supreme Court Justice, and a handful of Senators and Representatives have in common? Find out under Salem!
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Published on January 17, 2012 16:32 Tags: ma, mason-tunnels, salem, salem-tunnels, smuggling-tunnels, underground-city

Arthur Rackham



Rackham was born in London as one of 12 children. At the age of 18, he worked as a clerk at the Westminster Fire Office and began studying part-time at the Lambeth School of Art.[1]

In 1892 he left his job and started working for The Westminster Budget as a reporter and illustrator. His first book illustrations were published in 1893 in To the Other Side by Thomas Rhodes, but his first serious commission was in 1894 for The Dolly Dialogues, the collected sketches of Anthony Hope, who later went on to write The Prisoner of Zenda. Book illustrating then became Rackham's career for the rest of his life.

In 1903 he married Edyth Starkie, with whom he had one daughter, Barbara, in 1908. Rackham won a gold medal at the Milan International Exhibition in 1906 and another one at the Barcelona International Exposition in 1912.[2] His works were included in numerous exhibitions, including one at the Louvre in Paris in 1914. Arthur Rackham died in 1939 of cancer in his home in Limpsfield, Surrey.
[edit] Technique

Rackham invented his own unique technique which resembled photographic reproduction; he would first sketch an outline of his drawing, then lightly block in shapes and details. Afterwards he would add lines in pen and India ink, removing the pencil traces after it had dried. With colour pictures, he would then apply multiple washes of colour until transparent tints were created. He would also go on to expand the use of silhouette cuts in illustration work.[3]

Typically, Rackham contributed both colour and monotone illustrations towards the works incorporating his images - and in the case of Hawthorne's Wonder Book, he also provided a number of part-coloured block images similar in style to Meiji era Japanese woodblocks.
[edit] Influence

In one of the featurettes on the DVD of Pan's Labyrinth, and in the commentary track for Hellboy, director Guillermo Del Toro cites Rackham as an influence on the design of "The Faun" of Pan's Labyrinth. He liked the dark tone of Rackham's gritty realistic drawings and had decided to incorporate this into the film. In Hellboy, the design of the tree growing out of the altar in the ruined abbey off the coast of Scotland where Hellboy was brought over, is actually referred to as a "Rackham tree" by the director.
[edit] Notable works

The Zankiwank and the Bletherwitch by Shafto Justin Adair Fitzgerald (40 line, 1896)
Two Old Ladies, Two Foolish Fairies, and a Tom Cat by Maggie Browne (pseud. Margaret Hamer) (4 colour plates, 19 line, 1897)
Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm (95 line, 1900, reworked edition 40 colour plates, 62 line, 1909)
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift (11 line 1900, reworked edition 12 colour plates, 34 line, 1909)
Rip van Winkle by Washington Irving (51 colour plates, 3 line, 1905)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (13 colour plates, 15 line 1907)
The Ingoldsby Legends by Thomas Ingoldsby (pseud. Richard Harris Barham) (12 colour, 80 line 1898, reworked edition 23 colour plates, 73 line 1907)
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare (40 colour plates, 34 line, 1908)
Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb (1909)
Undine by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué (15 colour plates, 41 line, 1909)
The Rhinegold and The Valkyrie by Richard Wagner(34 colour plates, 8 line, 1910)
Siegfried and The Twilight of the Gods by Richard Wagner (32 colour plates, 8 line, 1911)
Aesop's Fables by Aesop (13 colour plates, 82 line, 1912)
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens by J.M.Barrie (50 colour plates, 3 line, 1906, new edition 50 colour plates, 12 line, 1912)
Mother Goose (13 colour plates, 78 line 1913)
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (12 colour plates, 1915)
The Allies Fairy Book (12 colour plates, 23 line 1916)
Little Brother and Little Sister by The Brothers Grimm (13 colour plates, 45 line 1917)
The Romance of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table by Alfred W. Pollard (23 colour and monotone plates, 16 line, 1917)
English Fairy Tales by Flora Annie Steel (16 colour plates, 43 line, 1918)
The Springtide of Life by Algernon Charles Swinburne (8 colour plates, 1918)
Some British Ballads (16 colour plates, 23 line, 1918)
Cinderella ed. Charles S. Evans (1 colour plate, 60 silhouettes, 1919)
The Sleeping Beauty ed. Charles S. Evans (1 colour plate, 65 silhouettes, 1920)
Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens (16 colour plates, 20 line, 1920)
Comus by John Milton (22 colour plates, 35 line, 1922)
A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys by Nathaniel Hawthorne (16 colour plates, 21 line, 1922)
The Tempest by William Shakespeare (20 colour plates, 20 line, 1926)
The Vicar of Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith (12 colour plates, 23 line, 1929)
The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton (12 colour plates, 22 line, 1931)
Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen (12 colour plates, 43 line, 9 silhouettes 1932)
Tales of Mystery & Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe (12 colour plates, 28 line, 1935)
Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen (12 colour plates, 38 line, 1936)
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (16 colour plates, posthumously 1940 US, 1950 UK)

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Published on January 17, 2012 16:27

January 16, 2012

Salem Tunnel tours

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Every Thursday at 271 Essex Street at 8 PM at the Gathering Church (on the Pedestrian Mall behind Old Town Hall) tour the basement and see the various tunnel entrance, trapdoors, and secret doors. Learn the history of the smuggling tunnels in Salem and the pirates, merchants, and politicians who made them. What do a president, a secretary of the Navy, a Supreme Court Justice, and a handful of Senators and Representatives have in common? Find out under Salem!
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Published on January 16, 2012 19:46 Tags: ma, mason-tunnels, salem, smuggling-tunnels, tunnel-tours, underground-cities, underground-railroad

A Walk Through Salem, Ma

Christopher Jon Luke Dowgin
Fun place to learn more about the historic town of Salem, Ma. A place to learn the trivia, the dirt from history, see the underground smuggling tunnels, historic car crashes from the 50's and 60's, ol ...more
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