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cameras, matches, dogs and pies

Another from my collection of scans of paper matchbox labels and similar printed ephemera.  Usually I keep them because of their awesome black line and flat color graphics, which are so inspirational for comics and cartooning, but this one, in … Continue reading

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canine portraiture in a dark kitchen

In the twilight kitchen on the first day of daylight savings time, a Dire Corgi takes his usual place in front of the stove.  When, he asks, are you going to stop messing around with that camera and start cooking … Continue reading

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more canine portraits and other products of the fast fifty

The frozen “fast fifty” lens continues to please, although on its own terms.  If circumstances are not 100% to its liking, it will not focus.  And when it does not focus, it makes a whiny growl.  Give me more light, … Continue reading

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some canine portraits

They called it a portrait lens, that 85mm beauty that was my favorite lens in my film days.  My new fast fifty has a similar field of view on my K-30 crop sensor DSLR, so it should also be good … Continue reading

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snow dogs

The big news here in Northwest Indiana is the big winter storm.  Arctic temperatures are predicted later, but this morning it was still just below freezing, and still snowing pretty hard.  But when a person has both a camera with … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day week 83– family group

(Remember how I said I was going to get the “best of” series caught up with the real drawing of the day by the end of November?  Neither do I.  I don’t think I actually ever said it, but I … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday on saturday– a great single panel

An illustration from an old dog training book, where a good ink drawing, some interesting hand lettering, and a couple of moderately anthropomorphic animals make for a pretty good single panel comic.  Whether it was entirely intentional or not. (The … Continue reading

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a noble hound in profile

This morning at breakfast we met this very fine black Labrador, who answers to the name of Jedi. The comics content here is that he exactly resembles the black dogs in the classic cartoon stories of Edward Gorey: strong, solid, … Continue reading

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top ten things

Today’s top ten things, in no particular order: Cardigan Welsh corgis Welcome to Night Vale the ultra smooth nibs of well worn fountain pens Pentax cameras the “selection” tool Gogol Bordello The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Ben and … Continue reading

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dire corgi food report

M gave the Dire Corgi a carrot straight out of the garden. He was amazed. Carrots! That are in the dirt! Are tasty! Much better than the kind that are in the cold thing! In the kitchen! Those are good … Continue reading

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