Tag Archives: the creative process

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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more! syd

Since The Goldenrod Snit  established Sydney Van Cleef, (affectionately known as Syd) as a canon member of the Kekionga cast, I decided last weekend to draw a sort-of-official portrait of him as my drawing of the day.  I don’t have … Continue reading

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notes on “the goldenrod snit”

By now, you’ve all had a chance to read The Goldenrod Snit— if you missed it, you can start with page one here.  I really enjoyed making this minicomic– it’s been way too long since I made a classic eight … Continue reading

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page eight

For pure randomness, after a day of natural media pasteup (that means scissors and glue stick, boys and girls), have the finished version of page 8 of The First Flight of the MoonBat.  That’s the title character, being all recognizable.The … Continue reading

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the raw materials

Spent an hour this morning trimming out Bristol blanks for comics pages.  Since time immemorial, I have worked “scanner size”, drawing my originals on 8 1/2 x 11 paper.  Of course, I still want to draw on Bristol (heavy drawing … Continue reading

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the magenta ghost

Once again, a certain house I know and love (not my own residence, thank whatever) has made yet another of my cameras change its white balance without warning.  Today the camera was my faithful phone camera, and it happened in … Continue reading

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the concluding lines

Of my current minicomic. “Of course you didn’t, sweetheart,” replied Iowa, taking a serious look at the crazy getup.  “Having a second persona probably isn’t a bad idea, and silliness can be a good distraction. It’s not a terrible costume, … Continue reading

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first world (cartoonists’) problems

Cartoonist (to him or herself) : Draw fast!  All your references for the drawing of the antique skeleton key* are on your phone and you’re running out of juice! Cartoonist’s younger self (or, if the Cartoonist is already young, an … Continue reading

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minicomics ??, post 26: the last of the scribbles

These have actually been done for a while; I was just waiting to be home and at my desk at the same time the internet was working.  Go back to the script and see how I have added a tiny … Continue reading

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minicomics ??, post 24: back cover scribble

The end!  Of the scribbles, anyway.  This is the back cover, which I have decided to make into a sort of mini poster, with a psuedo scientific “illustration” of a brontosaurus, and the story of the comic in old fashioned … Continue reading

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