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comics and cartooning

things that annoy werewolves 2

Pretty much the whole six weeks before Halloween. Halloween itself, fine.  But all the  buildup, and all the little decorating ideas from tumblr and Pinterest …(from the Noakes Library tumblr, mostly curated by Iowa Ginsberg, but other people have posting … Continue reading

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cartoon photographers for photokina

Laid up today with a nasty later summer cold, and Photokina opens tomorrow in Cologne, Germany.  So I was able to while away my congested and headachy morning reading all the new camera announcements on the Internet. I saved thousands … Continue reading

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coelacanths on the menu

Had a bit of a surprise at lunchtime, when I got around to reading today’s Chicago Tribune.  On the front page was a fascinating article about the new Spinosaurus discoveries announced today. It’s a topic of local interest since lead … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 125: conspirators

I don’t know what these two are up to, but I bet it’s “no good”.  They just look like a suspicious pair: the skinny baseline boy in punk gear and a cardigan sweater and the stocky hexapod gal with the … Continue reading

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a visit to historic italia

No wonder Italy is such an interesting place.  Watch out, Stromboli!(Placemat sketch, Italian restaurant division.  It’s times like this that I wish I could get into the habit of carrying one of those little Sharpie pens along with my regular … Continue reading

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the mysterious snowflake gown

I’ve started carrying the small camera around on more of my walks, and last week I saw this slightly mysterious arrangement of objects. Why, I wondered, was the ice blue snowflake gown hanging in the window in the last hot … Continue reading

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i’m going to make a font out of my hand lettering–any advice or suggestions?

I’ve decided I’m finally going to make a computer font out of my hand lettering. Several fonts, actually, I hope: one of all caps, one of bolded all caps, and one of my upper and lower case printing, all of … Continue reading

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the apocalyptic plastic beast

Spent way too much time in the art supply/educational materials store taking close up photographs of a malevolent plastic animal. Seriously, have you ever seen such a threatening expression on the face of a plastic animal in your life?  “I … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 124– the armored corgi

The Armored Corgi: Previously Unknown to Science! Hip young scientist in tank top: Gosh, Professor!  It’s amazing!  Jaded older scientist in white shoes: You say that now, but it just ate your lunch, too. Oh, the endless adventures of those … Continue reading

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things that annoy werewolves

Number one: speciesist advertising campaigns. Seriously, said the Professor, the Newcastle Werewolf is not even a Thing.  It’s not like they named the beer after some legitimate, if farfetched, element of folklore.  No, it’s exploitation, pure and simple.  Just another … Continue reading

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