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comics and cartooning

the raw materials

Spent an hour this morning trimming out Bristol blanks for comics pages.  Since time immemorial, I have worked “scanner size”, drawing my originals on 8 1/2 x 11 paper.  Of course, I still want to draw on Bristol (heavy drawing … Continue reading

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our romantic couple

Every comics cast needs at least one romantic couple, and Kekionga’s resident sweethearts are Iowa Ginsberg, sorcerer’s apprentice (well, Librarian’s apprentice, but why quibble), and her Best Fella, Jack Swann, rookie superhero and all around Good Guy.  They’re looking pretty … Continue reading

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fortune cookie fortunes

For reasons that will become clear eventually, I have been collecting genuine fortune cookie fortunes from off the internet.  Here are a few good ones that I won’t be using in my new story. “Your shoes will make you happy … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 161– the new bat

I’ve been (mis)using my drawing of the day project for the last week or so,  to create the visuals for a highly experimental minicomic, so it was a real pleasure today to go back to the usual routine. (That, of … Continue reading

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the concluding lines

Of my current minicomic. “Of course you didn’t, sweetheart,” replied Iowa, taking a serious look at the crazy getup.  “Having a second persona probably isn’t a bad idea, and silliness can be a good distraction. It’s not a terrible costume, … Continue reading

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drawing of the day bonus: dress uniform

I found this elegantly dressed dude in one of my drawing of the day sketchbooks from last year, as I was searching for some illustrations for a new minicomic.  I remember drawing him and the half finished piece has always … Continue reading

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earwigs and phil hartman

I just opened the front door to bring in the mail, and there was a giant, disgusting earwig in the mailbox. And that made me think of Troy McClure, and of how we may remember him from such other nature … Continue reading

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big texas meat claws

Another use for the best multipurpose tool since the Swiss Army knife (that’d be the phone camera*): word and phrase collection.  Every writer needs to be aware of ambient, atmospheric words, the words we breathe and eat and swallow as … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day– week 160: flying wheel

As we catch up (again) with the weekly drawing of the day feature, add this character to the growing collection of drawing of the day sketchbook superheroes.  I’m not sure if Flying Wheel (or perhaps The Flying Wheel?) is a … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 159– igor the werewolf

“I’m fascinated by the idea of an Igor who is also a werewolf.” I guess this one is pretty self explanatory– and it’s also one of those rare drawings of the day which were planned to illustrate an existing idea … Continue reading

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