Tag Archives: around the studio

first world (cartoonists’) problems

Cartoonist (to him or herself) : Draw fast!  All your references for the drawing of the antique skeleton key* are on your phone and you’re running out of juice! Cartoonist’s younger self (or, if the Cartoonist is already young, an … Continue reading

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minicomics live! tomorrow (in spite of everything)

The last few days have been filled with doubt– not artistic doubt, never that*, but technological doubt.  Not only is the ancient computer still ancient (Windows XP will never quite die), but for some reason our normally highly stable internet … Continue reading

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through the black chicken gate (thoughts on worldbuilding) part2

At the same time I was thinking about the black chicken, I was looking, as I often do, at a copy of this map of Kekionga which I have taped to wall in the studio. I really like this map, and … Continue reading

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the drawing of the day, year seven

Regular readers already know about my drawing of the day project.  Six years ago yesterday I made a New Year’s resolution to do a finished, inked drawing every day for year. Frankly, I would have counted the project a success … Continue reading

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dreaming of a blue toolbox

The world is full of people who love bags and boxes and containers of all kinds.  If that means you,  here’s a wonderful blue toolbox. It’s a Trusco, from Japan, and I just want to fill it up with my drawing … Continue reading

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the small camera

You know my big camera, the Kaspian Monster, and of course the new phone camera is a blogging workhorse, but I don’t think you’ve ever met my small camera.  So here’s an “around the studio in available light with the … Continue reading

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keyboard dust abstracted

Here’s an out take from  yesterday’s check register photo shoot, if you can call setting random household objects on the computer keyboard in the studio and taking pictures of them with a phone camera a photo shoot.  But I like … Continue reading

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the shoebox time machine

As I might have mentioned previously, I have been cleaning out the studio for the last week or so, and today I ventured into the closet.  I don’t think the door has been opened for 15 years and at least … Continue reading

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he’s what, now?

You know how you can repeat a word out loud over and over, and it loses its meaning and turns into just a sound?  This snapshot of my drawing table is the visual equivalent:Or else it’s some kind of found … Continue reading

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“you will not go extinct”

A very useful piece of work was accomplished in the course of the long wrangle over the title and cover design for the book that is now Junkyard Moon.  I generated a long list of potential titles for future projects, … Continue reading

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