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comics and cartooning

farmers’ market find– ebony green 2

A continuation of yesterday’s post about the fountain pen I bought earlier this month at the farmers’ market … and about the free sample ink cartridge that came with it.  Regular readers know that I am not a big fan … Continue reading

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farmers’ market find– ebony green 1

Some finished sketchbook drawings from the new farmers’ market pen.  You may recall that this interesting pen (introduced here, with photographs in the following post) came with a sample cartridge of Private Reserve brand Ebony Green ink.  Now, I don’t … Continue reading

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another minicomic to read on my story site!

Happy Tuesday!  There’s a new story up on my story site, freshly posted and awaiting your minicomic reading pleasure.  It’s called Fleek!, and it’s a little nonsense story about the nature of names and language– and it will surprise no … Continue reading

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drawing of the day– poison ivy and baseball

Wait.  This drawing of three young girls, maybe sisters (or cousins, like you meet in so many old children’s stories), with their “Magical Items” seems to have nothing to do with either everyone’s least favorite horrible-rash-inducing plant and/or our national … Continue reading

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unusual find at the farmers’ market: the photos

Judging from the stats (Yes, I’m watching you reading me, but only in terms of raw numbers- I am not tracking you individually by means of some kind of blogging platform software drone.  Really.) the audience is quite interested in … Continue reading

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unusual find at the farmers’ market

Went to the Farmers’ Market to take pictures and buy houseplant cuttings and maybe a taco, but I ended up with something rather unexpected.  Note that I consistently misplace the apostrophe in Farmers’ Market throughout the sample.  There was more … Continue reading

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on snoopy and peanuts

Like many cartoonists, I have a complicated relationship with Charles Schultz and Peanuts. I loved it as a child in the sixties and early 70s, both in the newspaper and in the book collections that were everywhere at the time. … Continue reading

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anatomy of a drawing of the day: finished

Here’s the finished drawing.  I never put a title on it (there’s not really a good space to letter it in), but I think of it as “The Lifeguard Stand”.  Because no matter how much upholstery I put on it, … Continue reading

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anatomy of a drawing of the day: background

There comes a time in the development of any drawing that you have to face facts.  In the case of this drawing, the fact is that the tall chair that the woman is sitting in looks entirely too much like … Continue reading

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anatomy of a drawing of the day-erased

This is my favorite stage in the drawing of the day process: erasing out the pencil.  Up till now, the whites have been mostly theoretical– they’re the parts of the drawing that aren’t blackened with ink, but they’re pretty grey … Continue reading

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