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comics and cartooning

a visit to the apple store

Sitting here behind the wheel of Stinky, the old Lenovo ThinkPad, and feeling mightily content, since I’ve saved myself a thousand bucks or so, at least temporarily.  Have been enjoying a brief flirtation with the idea of a Mac laptop … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday on monday: picture and caption

I like this picture.  I like the caption. (It’s a complete sentence!)  I like the typesetting and the figure drawing and the linework and the expression on the fact of the lady in the striped dress at the far right.  … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 115– heavenly boots

In my sketchbook, angels (and sometimes devils as well) often appear in the form of hunky young men with a sort of male model look.  I generally try to avoid making everyday characters look pretty-pretty.  I’d like to say it … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 114– a magic user

Welcome to Best of the Drawing of the Day Weekend, a festive long weekend of posts devoted to catching up on the weekly Best of the Drawing of the Day feature, which was sadly neglected during the World Cup.  This … Continue reading

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werewolf/lightswitch

Sometimes you see an animated .gif and it just seems to say everything you want to say for a whole day.  Plus, werewolf.  (File this under “I wish I’d thought of this myself”.) The World Cup final and some cool … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday– surrealistic swami

Today we have a self portrait of surrealist artist and photographer Man Ray in an improvised turban decorated with what appears to be a dried starfish. He looks like he’s dressed as a mystic or a swami for a costume … Continue reading

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the answer to yesterday’s question is:

A small statue of a rat meditating!  Everybody needs a small Mexican pottery statue of Happy Buddha Rat*.   He is usually going to sit behind my keyboard under my monitor, but I took him outside to photograph him.  As usual, … Continue reading

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beyond love and hate: four letter words for hand tattoos

An aging punk character is floating around the edges of a prose story I am writing, and while the Mohawk and at least some of the piercings have been left in his past, the tattoos remain.  To me the tattoo-iest … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday– a firecracker bestiary

In honor of the holiday, please have a few classic firecracker labels with animals on them.  Labels of all kinds can be masterpieces of printing and design, and these firecracker labels, mostly from China, Hong Kong and Macau, have a … Continue reading

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concerning the card catalog

Who here remembers library card catalogs?  More important, who here remembers them with love?  There was something about the card catalog of a university library or a large public library– the room sized ones with dozens of cabinets and hundreds … Continue reading

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