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drawing of the day bonus: natalie, mr. whiskers, and the green man

Thought I’d show you some more of the “Twins, Tutor” series this week, but the first sketchbook I pulled down at random didn’t have one in it.  But I did find Natalie, Mr. Whiskers, and the Green Man,and here they … Continue reading

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save the phone doodles!

We’ve discussed before the long and honorable history of the phone doodle, that marvelous school of art practiced by practically everyone in the days when there was always a pad of paper (or a conveniently placed painted wall) near the … Continue reading

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cartoon photographers for photokina

Laid up today with a nasty later summer cold, and Photokina opens tomorrow in Cologne, Germany.  So I was able to while away my congested and headachy morning reading all the new camera announcements on the Internet. I saved thousands … Continue reading

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a visit to historic italia

No wonder Italy is such an interesting place.  Watch out, Stromboli!(Placemat sketch, Italian restaurant division.  It’s times like this that I wish I could get into the habit of carrying one of those little Sharpie pens along with my regular … Continue reading

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1008 posts– more reader appreciation drawings

It’s been audience appreciation week here on the old blog, since I was kind of surprised when the old blogging software told me I’d made a thousand posts.  I wouldn’t have made them if it wasn’t for you, dear readers, … Continue reading

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1004 posts (reader appreciation week continues)

A thousand posts and a post here on this little blog, and all due to our lovely, lovely audience.  I have drawn some more pictures of you  to say thank you.  Here’s hoping you can see yourself in there somewhere.

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1001 posts

It was only after yesterday’s “Food News” went up that the software that underpins this blog (and which I usually do my best to ignore unless it is doing something weird or stupid) informed me that I had, all unknowing, … Continue reading

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recently voted character most likely to: never wear a trucker cap, or where do ideas come from?

In this case, the idea came from a visit to an antique mall in Michigan where I found this striking sculpture of a (very) minor pop culture icon, which immediately suggested this Italian restaurant placemat sketch and accompanying fictional fragment.Gideon … Continue reading

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placemat camog

A camog, of course, is a cross between a dog and a camel.  (My husband thought up the word , and, hey, it’s better than “damel”.)I drew this camog on the back of yet another Steak and Shake placemat at … Continue reading

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placemat sketch– mermaid

I did a placemat sketch today!  In years past this would hardly be a notable occasion, but with so few restaurants* using paper placemats any more the opportunities are far less common than they used to be.  Steak and Shake … Continue reading

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