Tag Archives: found art

fortune cookie fortunes

For reasons that will become clear eventually, I have been collecting genuine fortune cookie fortunes from off the internet.  Here are a few good ones that I won’t be using in my new story. “Your shoes will make you happy … Continue reading

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does a dog have buddha nature?

In my phone’s picture roll today, a cat may not look at a king, but accidental positioning made it seem like a dog was looking at Budai, or Ho Tei, the folkloric figure people call the Laughing Buddha.  (Kekionga fans … Continue reading

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japanese matchbox labels- kaiju edition

Everybody loves those Japanese matchbox labels, which are great examples of traditional printmaking on an ultra small scale.  This one is a real technical tour de force. I see three colors, plus the black key line: red, yellow and pale … Continue reading

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hyperliteracy in the restroom

One of my major beefs with the world is poor grammar, usage and spelling in all the writing we’re stuck reading in public places. No bad signs, please. Take a moment to set a good example. And then a reader … Continue reading

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minicomics ??, post 25, thoughts on spit’s stingray

When biking, Mr. Spit (the junior hero of the neighborhood and general purpose bad boy with a heart of gold) rocks a vintage Schwinn Stingray from tbe late 60s or early 70s.  This is an established canon fact, and I’m … Continue reading

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good advice

On this busy day (I’m working on your Winter Holiday present), a wander through the phone camera’s galleries found this gem of good advice.  Let’s be careful out there. Question of the day: is the phone camera archive really a … Continue reading

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you save big money, big, big money …

Almost all Americans who live in the part of that big, big country we call the Midwest can complete that sentence with the phrase “when you shop Menards”.  Menards, for those living elsewhere, is a regional big box store. 90% … Continue reading

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the apocalyptic plastic beast

Spent way too much time in the art supply/educational materials store taking close up photographs of a malevolent plastic animal. Seriously, have you ever seen such a threatening expression on the face of a plastic animal in your life?  “I … Continue reading

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six turning, four burning– the biggest photobomb ever

Imagine the scene: it’s Sunday evening and you are sitting peacefully in your own living room, doodling in your sketchbook while you watch this week’s episode of The Great Food Truck Race.  (This is a completely pointless Food Network program … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday- gum wrapper condor

It sounds like the beginning of a bad ethnic joke from the late 20th, but this was identified as a Polish gum wrapper. (If any Polish speakers out there want to provide a translation,  I would be very glad to … Continue reading

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