Author Archives: bissempalla

best of the drawing of the day, week 144: triple portrait

I don’t know who these three guys are and why they are posing for this portrait, but the challenge is a familiar one: to draw several characters with a variety of body and facial types, looking directly at “the camera”, … Continue reading

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a poem about google

I wrote a poem in my head today.   Remembered it all when I got home, in spite of taking photographs and going to the Post Office and drinking a giant Java Wave coffee from the Family Express. Go home Google, … Continue reading

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why my photographs are bad

Want to read a good book about photography?  For free?  On the internet?  At no cost to you?  Then check out Why My Photographs are Bad by Charles M Taylor here on Google Books. This book has the best title … Continue reading

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today

Freidrichshaven, 1918.  I don’t know whether today was the airplane or the house. (Dino Park Part 2 tomorrow.   Also, where’s my lens?)

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a way cool setting for a story

Here’s a creeptacular setting for your latest comic or other story– an abandoned amusement park full of fiberglass dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures, somewhere along the twisting two lanes of some past its prime tourist region in the Great Lakes … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday: jealous of a vintage illustration

I’m not jealous of her outfit or her photographic gear, but at this time of year, the fact that there are leaves on the trees and she’s out with her camera gives me a touch of the green eyes. Or, … Continue reading

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a cubic cat

Had the Polaroid Cube in my pocket when I dropped in at the vet’s this morning for a fresh supply of minty fishballs*, and was moved to try to photograph Sebastian, one of the the resident cats. This Sebastian is … Continue reading

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on a weird day, eat a sandwich

You know it’s a long, weird day when dinner is a sandwich eaten at twenty after nine at night.  But what a sandwich, one that makes up for the late hour and at least some of the weirdness: broiled marinated … Continue reading

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the best of the drawing of the day, week 143: self esteem

This guy is a beautiful butterfly, and don’t you forget it.  And he is fabulous, as is his little pal that sits on his head.  The shirt was originally penciled in stripes and the main character in spots, and “I’m … Continue reading

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the sheet music cover- pencils

The theme for this year’s Oh, Comics! anthology is “Music” and I decided to write a theme song for Foursquare, Kekionga’s home grown superhero.  The first page of the story called “Theme Song” is the imaginary cover for the imaginary … Continue reading

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