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tumblr sunday — how to identify a cartoonist

A cartoonist is the person who, when she sees this beautiful historic photograph,her first thought is “Cute bag! I could put my sketchbook and my camera in the main compartment and my pencil case in the front pocket and there’s … Continue reading

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an antiquity

Went in to a Walgreen’s this afternoon to buy a few personal necessities, and was surprised and pleased to get a well worn “wheat penny” in my change. And then I turned it over, as one does, to try to read … Continue reading

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drawing of the day bonus– one of the ones that’s worth a thousand words

Or you can at least replace 997 of them with this brush pen outpouring from last night– pure brushwork without a net.I didn’t know that was what my soul looked like, but it doesn’t surprise me much.

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tumblr sunday– the deadline fairy

Here she is: the obscure monochrome fairy of Natural Media Inking, who comes in the night as you sit there stippling and listening to NPR and gives you the inspiration to finish your comic in time.  You shall, she says.  … Continue reading

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proof of concept

Two concepts, really.  One is the smartphone as a blogging platform, the other is spring.  I had some  hope of eventually getting a smartphone, but most of the way through this winter I was pretty sure we were never going … Continue reading

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from the old notebook– a fragment of dialog

As I gear up to finish a bunch of comics, here is the first post of things I found in the old notebook.   In honor of spring, enjoy this  fragment of true life seasonal dialog. Two people are driving around … Continue reading

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moleskine #2 is closed — the changing of the notebook guard

It’s one of those small but dramatic events in the life of a natural media writer or artist– the end of one notebook and the beginning of another. Since high school I’d tried periodically to keep a proper notebook, and … Continue reading

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spring comes on little cat feet

To paraphrase Robert Frost … and not just little cat feet, but biggish human feet too.  Took the Pentax out to document and celebrate the first day of the year warm enough to go out without shoes, and found the … Continue reading

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interlude: the latest in hoodies

The latest fashion in hoodies, according to our friends at Target, one that systematizes a phenomenon most of us who do our own laundry normally avoid. This hoodie looks, for all the world, exactly like it has been washed with … Continue reading

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minicomic weekend 3– a script written between naps

Today was mostly naps as I tried to sleep off the illness-that-is-definitely-not-the-flu.  Needless to say, this is not the weekend I planned, but it’s the weekend I got, and cartooning goes on.  At least the writing part.  For some reason … Continue reading

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