Tag Archives: around the studio

smartphone pictures you don’t want to take

At least on this particular day. Stupid inconvenient running-out-at-the-very-worst-possible-time toner.  (Yes, it’s an old cartridge– I thought it was a new spare.  Augh.  Seriously.) Love the printer though. It’s a classic.  Yeah, it’s a bit chewed up and spattered with … Continue reading

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yet another studio mystery -or- the worst superhero name ever

Tearing up the studio, getting ready for a con: it’s always nice to find a long lost new pen rather than the mummified mouse I always rather dread …  I“BBBBB: I love lettering the letter B with an ITALIC Pen”– … Continue reading

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drawing table still life

Just another day at the drawing table, complete with multiple rolls of blue tape, 83 ¢ worth of crayons,  and the word “Brontosaurus” typeset in 54 point Cooper Black.

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internet shopping list

A partial list for late night shopping on the internet: Aurora fountain pen ink, black (2 bottles) Belt from strapworks.com in zippy “rainbow trout” pattern to match my camera strap Keen Newport sandals (buy now for best color choice or … Continue reading

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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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