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midnight in the moonlight in the basement of the library: part three

In Iowa’s office (Iowa is Professor Lykander’s student assistant), there is a fat little stone gargoyle sitting on the desk. He spends most of his time posing as a sculpture, perched on the edge of a lopsided black painted plaster … Continue reading

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midnight in the moonlight in the basement of the library: part two

In the Old Chinese Reading Room (so called because of the colorful silk tapestries of extra squirmy dragons hanging between the main shelving units and the smell of Six Treasures Fried Rice that lingers there on rainy afternoons) a young … Continue reading

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midnight in the moonlight in the basement of the library: part one

Yes, the moonlight falls on the ancient, well polished, linoleum floors of the basement of the Noakes Library, in spite of the fact that it’s a basement and there are few, if any, true windows.  At least on Halloween it … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 131: “inconspicuous” is in the eye of the beholder

Time travelers and dimension walkers both agree– inconspicuous clothing and gear is the way to go if you don’t want to be discovered and condemned as a wizard or worse.  Usually this means a plain cotton shirt and canvas trousers, … Continue reading

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new fountain pen first steps

People sometimes come to this blog to read about fountain pens and how to care for them and use them for drawing and hand lettering, so I thought I would share with you what I do to get started with … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 130: twins, tutor, groceries

“The Twins, with their new Tutor, at the bus stop, with the groceries” Imagine my shock to discover that the “best of the drawing of the day” posts have been going up more or less every week for rather more … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 128: a shark in a swimsuit

As our British friends say this is “exactly what it it says on the tin”: a drawing of a shark in a swimsuit.  A Certain Person says it does not look very much like a shark, but more like a … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 126– apple picking, you idiot

It’s always reassuring to see a couple of actual comics turn up in one week of drawings of the day.  For those who aren’t lucky enough to live in this part of the world, at this time of year, the … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 125: conspirators

I don’t know what these two are up to, but I bet it’s “no good”.  They just look like a suspicious pair: the skinny baseline boy in punk gear and a cardigan sweater and the stocky hexapod gal with the … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 124– the armored corgi

The Armored Corgi: Previously Unknown to Science! Hip young scientist in tank top: Gosh, Professor!  It’s amazing!  Jaded older scientist in white shoes: You say that now, but it just ate your lunch, too. Oh, the endless adventures of those … Continue reading

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