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In spite of the caption, here’s someone who needs no introduction. Doctor Elabo is in the house! He’s a jolly, funky, mystical guy, and very much the spirit of my new Pilot Elabo fountain pen. (Yes, the one I was … Continue reading
Here’s hoping one more holiday ad isn’t going to drive you around the bend. At least this one doesn’t have a horrible little song to go with it, like that Surface Pro 3 “Winter Wonderland” spot that has pretty much … Continue reading
Hey, it’s a thing. Normally, you should be gloriously un-guilty about your collection of fountain pens: they’re actual tools, they last almost forever if you take good care of them, and as a working artist, you’re pretty good about avoiding … Continue reading
Well, that’s enough to knock a guy off balance! It’s one thing to be born a hexapod. If nothing else, you have plenty of time to get used to it before you’re expected to act like you’re coordinated. It’s another … Continue reading
Continuing yesterday’s tribute to the coolness that is King Tut’s Tomb:Among the many more significant artistic treasures of that first and best Egyptian tomb, my favorite is the elegant Anubis Shrine, sometimes known as the Anubis Ark. The Egyptian God … Continue reading
Or rather, two shaded guys. Hand shaded guys, that is. Freehand toning like this, with a very small pen like the Rotring Art Pen with the EF sketch nib* (aka the scritchy-scratchy pen) is about the most fun you can … Continue reading
Bonjour, Canada!/ Hi, Canada! It would take a stronger blogger than I am to resist this oddly wonderful combination map and word search puzzle from Marvel Fun and Games #12 (1980). Good luck to those who want to print … Continue reading
Please note that the guy with the cape and the cave and the signal and the mobile is The Batman. This is a bat man, so no harm no foul on the copyright front. OK. In terms of content, this … Continue reading
Yes, this is just a pair of animated GIFs*. But every artist in the world who sees them immediately wants this drawing tool. And we think it should exist**. It seems so logical. It would be a great tool for … Continue reading
Where is Babel University? I have no idea, but I’m pretty sure that the shirt is a novelty featuring a common student nickname for that august institution. It’s real name is Something Something City College (or maybe the Something Something … Continue reading