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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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lenticular bookmark wolf 6/ best of the drawing of the day, week 113/ post with way too many numbers in its title 1

I can’t stop drawing the Lenticular Bookmark Wolf in his Three Eyed manifestation!In this drawing I was trying to get his body anatomy to match his head– both wider than a normal wolf’s to allow for the the extra structure … Continue reading

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lenticular bookmark wolf 5– a question of fate

My pencil drawings are seldom seem in public.  Most of my rough design work is in pen, for practice, and while most of my finished work goes through a pencil state, the ink is what really “counts” for me.  But … Continue reading

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olympic snopac pup

The first thing you need to know about snopacs is that they do not exist.  I think. In many worlds of the Knotted Rope, particularly those that are currently in an Ice Age, the animal called the snopac is a … Continue reading

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the kid

This little guy has been trotting around Kekionga for the last few days.   Just for fun, I edited and colored the drawing of the day sketch I did to get his character design down on paper.  He’s one of those … Continue reading

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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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