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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
(In case you have The Great Martian War awaiting you on your DVR, or are waiting for either a rerun on History or BBC America or the DVD release, I am putting my appreciation of this extremely weird program under … Continue reading
Remember this haunting photograph from this week’s Tumblr Sunday? I was determined to find out some facts about the subject and/or the photographer, and also to bring her into the Kekionga universe. The second task is proving easier than the … Continue reading
This is already so familiar to people who love old photographs the oval portrait of the beautiful lady wearing a high necked dress and a big hat with a decoration on it like a whole bird, a lady with an … Continue reading
Git along, little foo dogs! (Hisses, growls, the horse kicks a foo dog, I get bitten in the boot, the foo dogs bound off over the horizon baying at the moon and head back to their day jobs sitting in … Continue reading
This gorgeous notebook belonged to the great scientist Marie Curie, and it is still being studied. For short periods of time. By scholars who have signed a waiver. And the rest of the time, it has to be kept in … Continue reading
I am working on a commission drawing with a fantasy China theme, and it looks like it is finally time put some serious effort into learning how to draw a foo dog, that faithful guardians of all things Chinese, at … Continue reading
Remember how Senator Ted Stevens once famously told us that “the Internet is a series of tubes”? (If you don’t, read about it here.) This is apparently an analogy with staying power, since I was instantly reminded of it when … Continue reading
Across the street from the drugstore, one day last week, I saw a nifty little ’56 Chevy. A very little ’56 Chevy– “Chopster” is seriously shortened, a whole door shorter than the standard wheelbase Chevy wagon it must once have … Continue reading