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portraits of edison

Minicomics out of nowhere!  I wrote maybe 70-75% of a super short today, with no help, prompts, random words out the the dictionary or anything.  This is a rarity.  Not that I haven’t been writing minicomics scripts unassisted all along, … Continue reading

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minicomic weekend 4- concept sketch and finished (really!) script

The big news today is that I was actually awake most of the day!  When that hasn’t been true for a couple of days, it seems quite amazing.  I was able to draw a little and I took the time … Continue reading

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minicomic weekend 2– caution, script in progress (and a sketch, too)

In spite of a few setbacks (I seem to have caught some kind of illness that I really hope is not the flu, among other things), work on the minicomic-based-on-words-you-sent-me is progressing.  I seem to have cruised right through the … Continue reading

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the tiny history of kekionga

From the Tiny History of Kekionga comes this little image of Nate Berry (now Shelley’s distinguished folklorist grandfather) as a young man in front of his faithful Divco milk delivery truck.  He called her “Rosinante”.  The year is 1955 or … Continue reading

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fountain pens on parade (with hand lettering samples)

Just got back to the studio from the kitchen with a handful of fountain pens that all ran dry within the last half hour.  Since posts about pens and hand lettering are always popular and since I had to scribble … Continue reading

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jury duty 2- legal pads and legal pad doodles

This is the second part of the jury duty series, wherein a humble cartoonist and blogger is given a small but crucial part in determining the course of Justice with a capital J.  Among other things, jury duty gives lay … Continue reading

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photography with an attitude–from my notebook

The weird week continues, and one of its particularly unpleasant weirdnesses is the requirement that I spend all my daylight hours without the company of my beloved gadgets.  That means, among many other things, no camera.  Not that there aren’t … Continue reading

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legal pad doodles

Weird week, gang, so have a page of doodles I did on a legal pad.  The yellow legal pad, besides being great for writing and note taking, is an awesome surface for doodles.  The pen is one of those free … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 92– a scene from “hero boots”

This is the drawing that you saw bits of, in penciled form, in yesterday’s post.  Scroll down and click on the images to see more of the art.  This panel sketch is from my new long (30+ pages!) minicomic, Hero … Continue reading

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pencils and process

I’ve had several questions recently about pencil process: what kind of pencils do I use, which brand of eraser, what lead hardness is right for penciling comics, etc. Any such question with the word “right”in it  is easily answered.  The … Continue reading

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