Tag Archives: cars and car spotting

read “tonbo”, a classic kekionga minicomic!

You are cordially invited to read Tonbo, one of my very favorite Kekionga minicomics. It’s a workplace comedy.  It’s a romance.  It’s got an alternate history pickup truck in it. It’s now on line, posted panel by panel with full … Continue reading

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edison’s studebaker

Galloping along on the script for the Edison story, and am taking a break to do a little research.  We know that Edison, Kekionga’s own mad scientist with a steampunk schtick,  is 100% authentic in his cosplay, 24/7.  This extends … Continue reading

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interlude– auto show swag

When I cleared last weekend for minicomics weekend, I wasn’t counting on getting sick, and did not clear the first part of the week to match.  There should be more Little Maudie tomorrow, but until then, back to the Auto … Continue reading

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2014 auto show 2: pictures of cars, with comments

Take one photography enthusiast, add one pretty good camera and one excellent prime lens in a the classic focal length for street shooting, fuel with coffee, Diet Coke and churros, and release into two enormous exhibition halls full of shiny, … Continue reading

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2014 auto show 1- we have a winner

This is a very, very good time for Americans who like Italian cars.  A few genuine Italian home market Fiats are trickling into Chrysler dealerships now that the ownership takeover is complete, Alfa Romeo may finally be returning to the … Continue reading

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the tiny history of kekionga

From the Tiny History of Kekionga comes this little image of Nate Berry (now Shelley’s distinguished folklorist grandfather) as a young man in front of his faithful Divco milk delivery truck.  He called her “Rosinante”.  The year is 1955 or … Continue reading

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snow boots– the resolution

For those who have read (and, I hope, enjoyed) my snow boot rant from last week, here is the resolution– a pair of Keen Brixen clearance sale midweight hunting boots in a dashing Mossy Oak Breakup camouflage pattern.  As you … Continue reading

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super bowl commercials

Along with the 45 rpm/radio single and the minicomic, any artist who works small or person who loves small art has got to appreciate those free bits of high budget short form video known as television commercials.  Lots of them … Continue reading

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car spotting– 2014 corvette stingray

The things you see in the parking lot at Costco, as a grey rain begins to wash the Big Snow down the storm sewers of Northern Indiana … ladies and gentlemen, the brand new 2014 Corvette Stingray.  Kirkland edition. I … Continue reading

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car spotting– 1953 Plymouth Cranbrook

Eagle-eyed residents of the hometown might have glimpsed, as we did, a postwar American sedan in the parking lot between the auto parts store and the pawn shop.  Striking paint job of rusty black with a white roof, charming little … Continue reading

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