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drawing of the day– poison ivy and baseball

Wait.  This drawing of three young girls, maybe sisters (or cousins, like you meet in so many old children’s stories), with their “Magical Items” seems to have nothing to do with either everyone’s least favorite horrible-rash-inducing plant and/or our national … Continue reading

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sunday threes–cat edition

The internet is all about pictures of cats, and so is the shadowy network of matchbox label designers.  Who are, as always, equally obsessed with the number three. (That middle one is one of the reasons I don’t keep cats. … Continue reading

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on snoopy and peanuts

Like many cartoonists, I have a complicated relationship with Charles Schultz and Peanuts. I loved it as a child in the sixties and early 70s, both in the newspaper and in the book collections that were everywhere at the time. … Continue reading

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a selfie from mars

Planetokhody (planet walkers, the Russian word for rover spacecraft) are among our favorite subjects, and I couldn’t resist this self portrait of the US Mars rover Curiosity,  stitched together from official photographs by fan Kevin Gill. Read the whole story … Continue reading

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sunday threes #1

  There’s something about the number three that’s downright irresistible to the world’s designers of classic matchbox labels.  This set comes from Sweden. Wonder how many weeks I can keep this up out of my collection on Pinterest? (Hint: longer … Continue reading

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porch yarn

A friend of mine is back from a trip that included a yarn dyeing workshop.  We looked at her finished yarn on the porch.

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paperwork to the moon!

Buzz Aldrin is one of our favorite people around here.  The second man on the Moon has always been an opinionated son of a gun with a dry sense of humor and an appreciation for all of life’s little ironies.  … Continue reading

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the twins/tutor series

“The twins with their new tutor, in the lab, with Abacus, Boiling Henry and the Thing.” As we restart the weekly “Best of the Drawing of the Day” feature, here is the latest outing in the Twins/Tutor series, which has … Continue reading

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fun and games at the drugstore

Humorous social commentary? Minor but effective rebellion against the Man?  Someone a little bored chopping wood and carrying water at the big chain drugstore?  Regardless, since everything’s the same price, there’s no harm done.  And it’s so great to see.   … Continue reading

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armstrong day mixed grill

First, Happy Armstrong Day.  On July 20th 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin of NASA became the first human beings to walk on the surface of another world.  Those of you who are too young to remember that day, and … Continue reading

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