Tag Archives: history and culture

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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let’s watch tv– the great martian war

(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

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ten (imaginary) facts about a beautiful victorian lady

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

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tumblr sunday– a beautiful lady

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

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foo dog roundup

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

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at least mine is pocket safe

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

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foo dogs on parade

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

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a series of tubes

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

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car spotting– a little bit of ’56

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

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tumblr sunday on monday: picture and caption

I like this picture.  I like the caption. (It’s a complete sentence!)  I like the typesetting and the figure drawing and the linework and the expression on the fact of the lady in the striped dress at the far right.  … Continue reading

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