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best of the drawing of the day, week 105– big black marker

Drawings of the day made away from home sometimes look a little different, since they are inked with tools you find in the traveling kit rather than the studio toolbox or the contents of the Coffee Cups of Doom and … Continue reading

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birds in a sluddle is finished!

It took a month and more, but Birds in a Sluddle is finished.   I gave up posting it bit by bit when my eye problems got so much worse, because nobody wants to read about that.  But now I’ve … Continue reading

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minicomic cover no longer in progress (probably)

Is anything ever finished?  Well, it darn well better be, if any comics are ever going to actually be published anywhere in the world, much less here in Kekionga.  Here’s  the probably finished cover you saw in a partially inked … Continue reading

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april alternate history

If you know me, you know I have a deep loathing for all forms of pranks and practical jokes.  So rest assured, you will not be subject to any kind of April Fool here.  But in the spirit of the … Continue reading

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a minicomic cover in progress

Just for fun, here’s the cover of the second volume of Pretty Good Dragons in very rough conditions.  Sane, normal cartoonists draw something like this in black on a white ground and then scan it and reverse the black and … Continue reading

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japanese matchbox labels– in flight

In honor of a friend who is flying over water tonight, please enjoy this fanciful fish in flight on a classic Japanese matchbox label.  Or is it a marine dragon with butterfly wings? (Love those Japanese matchbox labels.  They are … Continue reading

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lose 2 turns– in outer space

This is, as should be obvious to anyone who knows me, my new favorite thing in the whole wide world.  The art, so gloriously four color and ever so slightly out of registration, the font choice and magenta pinkness of … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday– the many faces of superman

Curt Swan for the win– this is a gorgeous set of Superman heads from a first class comics artist.  We all would be better off if we made model sheets like this for our own characters, but I never seem … Continue reading

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month? what is this “month” you speak of?– actual inks!

More or less finished, but unerased inks for page 11 of Sluddle.  This pen is all fountain pen, all the time, with no brushwork and no spotted blacks. Lettering: a brand new B nib Lamy Safari (matte black body, black … Continue reading

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this isn’t going to take a month–my lettering desk

Substantial progress is being made on Sluddle.  No, seriously.  Really.  I took these pictures at twilight– it always shocks me how yellow my work lights actually are, considering the bulbs in my lamps are CFLs. As you see here, the … Continue reading

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