Tag Archives: animals and nature

minicomics ??, post 24: back cover scribble

The end!  Of the scribbles, anyway.  This is the back cover, which I have decided to make into a sort of mini poster, with a psuedo scientific “illustration” of a brontosaurus, and the story of the comic in old fashioned … Continue reading

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minicomics ??, post 16: an art reference

The internet may be fixed.  Or it may not.  Anyway, I’m taking advantage of the opportunity to go out and collect some photo references for brontosauruses.  Of course, that really means art references, since, nobody seems to have a photograph … Continue reading

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minicomics ??, post 14: jurassic plants

OK.  I now know a lot more about the plants of the Jurassic period than I did before.  This hardly makes me a paleobotanist, but it’s good enough for a minicomic. Common flora of the Jurassic period included tree ferns, … Continue reading

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minicomics ??, post 13: sidebar, detour, or work avoidance?

It’s not work avoidance, really– it’s a weird day and there’s lots of stuff going on outside of the Brontosaurus story that I have to attend to.  But that doesn’t mean I’m not thinking about it. Specifically, I’m thinking about … Continue reading

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a spring donkey

The donkey may not be one of the accepted symbols of springtime, but this one was a very good model for one of my first outdoor shoots of the year.  And frankly, wouldn’t you rather see a donkey than a … Continue reading

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flowers for the season

It is spring at last, so let’s celebrate with one of the earliest serious flowers: the hellebore or Lenten rose, so called because it usually blooms before Easter.  These are right on schedule.  Note that although it’s called the Lenten … Continue reading

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a japanese matchbook label for spring

What better way to celebrate the last days of winter than to look ahead to spring with another one of those classic Japanese matchbox labels. The vernal equinox is on Friday, and I fully expect that by Saturday it will … Continue reading

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accomplishing the possum impossible

Tumblr Sunday is Pinterest* Sunday this week–maybe it’s time to start calling it One Cool Image from the Visual Networks of the Internet Sunday. The animals of Kekionga include all of the fauna of regular Indiana plus some extras, and … Continue reading

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mammoths (were really big)

Mammoths were really big.  There’s a reason their name was adopted into many modern languages as a tighter-reading synonym for that awkward phrase.  Yes, the name of the animal came first, entering Russian at the time of the first recorded … Continue reading

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the china beast

One of the purposes of photography, at least for me, is to reduce the acquisition of random objects, particularly those I am tempted to buy purely because I want to draw them or put them in a story somehow.  When … Continue reading

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