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comics and cartooning

a way cool setting for a story

Here’s a creeptacular setting for your latest comic or other story– an abandoned amusement park full of fiberglass dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures, somewhere along the twisting two lanes of some past its prime tourist region in the Great Lakes … Continue reading

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the best of the drawing of the day, week 143: self esteem

This guy is a beautiful butterfly, and don’t you forget it.  And he is fabulous, as is his little pal that sits on his head.  The shirt was originally penciled in stripes and the main character in spots, and “I’m … Continue reading

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the sheet music cover- pencils

The theme for this year’s Oh, Comics! anthology is “Music” and I decided to write a theme song for Foursquare, Kekionga’s home grown superhero.  The first page of the story called “Theme Song” is the imaginary cover for the imaginary … Continue reading

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the devil on one shoulder …

And the better angel of your nature on the other.  I can understand why Cap’s shoulder devil wears a union suit of long underwear– it’s an easy parody of any superhero uniform and an apt one for the famous Big … Continue reading

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buzz bomb!

It’s a cheerful name for a not at all cheerful thing.  Except this buzz bomb is a cheerful example of the classic Golden Age comic book premium.  Does the fact that it was produced during World War II (or perhaps … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 142: an old fashioned movie monster

A cross, perhaps, between the Hunchback of Notre Dame and the Creature from the Black Lagoon, with a touch of those classic Creations, this awkward character is definitely one of those monsters who is fundamentally misunderstood.  You can tell from … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 141: kirin#1

This is the first in what I assume will be a series of drawings of the day tracing the development of a character design for a kirin.  This is not a Serious Japanese Folkloric Kirin– I hope that, at least, … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 140: hoodie hobbit

Still fairly fluish here, but feeling well enough to post the drawing I scanned yesterday before it hit me full force.  If my calculations are correct, one more post will catch us up in drawings of the day and the … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 139: werewolf waiter

Students of the drawing of the day can tell a lot of things about my daily mood from certain drawings.  Whenever I am hungry/feel the need for a drink/sense a lack of people in my immediate surroundings who are going … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 138: figure on somethingback

Saddles are hard to draw, so, hey, I found a way to draw somebody riding … something in a way that suggests a saddle (or some kind of tack) without having to draw anything.  Plus I think her pose is … Continue reading

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