Author Archives: bissempalla

best of the drawing of the day, week 148: the long lynx

Ah, what could be sweeter than the relationship between a boy and his … yard long giant psychic snake/cat/dragon thing?  Psychic isn’t the right word, but felinoids (otherwise known as catsnakes and longcats) are definitely the most common members of … Continue reading

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a japanese scarf and an alfa romeo

The Japanese scarf (more properly, the furoshiki) went to the Auto Show this year.  It had numerous adventures you will see later, but the high point of its visit was being photographed elegantly posed with a 1951 Alfetta in the … Continue reading

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wrestling with a portrait lens

That’s a title with a double meaning, in case you were wondering: I went to a pro wrestling exhibition and took photographs with a portrait lens, and while I was there I wrestled epically with that lens. (No light.  There … Continue reading

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auto show: the twins

Among the cars I was most interested in seeing at this year’s Auto Show are this pair of twins: the Fiat 500 X and the Jeep Renegade.  These are definitely fraternal twins: they share a substantial family legacy in the … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday: we do not have

a dinosaur. Or the pictures from the Auto Show (although they are out of the camera and there are some good ones). Or the pictures from yesterday’s photo trip to Wrestling at the Moose Lodge (still in the cameras).  Or … Continue reading

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auto show notebook

It was a close call; we had to wait until the last possible day, but yes, we made it to the Chicago Auto Show this year.  You’ll have to wait a bit to see a few selections from the more … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 147: figure with a pillar statue

In certain places in the Knotted Rope Universe, the word “saint” is used to describe a motley collection of half-forgotten godlings, nature spirits, historical figures, cultural heroes, legends, and, well, saints who are revered, worshiped or admired in variety of … Continue reading

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at the movies: kingsman: the secret service

Deep, bitter cold didn’t keep your intrepid reviewers from heading over to the Cinemax this afternoon for the first movie day of the year. (Movie days are going to be fewer this year due to scheduling issues, but still, February. … Continue reading

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scripty doodles

Script day–I batted out the final revision of a six page story for my new collection.  And writing means legal pads and legal pads mean doodles in the margins. For the last couple of years, I’ve been completely obsessed with … Continue reading

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transcendent notes

(I don’t know whether these are pages from a notebook or part of a letter.  But since the person in question wrote endless letters to a certain other person and those letters constitute a very vividly detailed journal, the difference … Continue reading

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