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drawing of the day bonus: dress uniform

I found this elegantly dressed dude in one of my drawing of the day sketchbooks from last year, as I was searching for some illustrations for a new minicomic.  I remember drawing him and the half finished piece has always … Continue reading

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internet sunday: buddha and tiger

Today is just a tiger resting on the head of the sleeping Buddha. Photo by Carlos Santero.

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japanese matchbox labels- kaiju edition

Everybody loves those Japanese matchbox labels, which are great examples of traditional printmaking on an ultra small scale.  This one is a real technical tour de force. I see three colors, plus the black key line: red, yellow and pale … Continue reading

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internet sunday: the language of seaweed

Our more or less weekly look at a single image from somewhere in the great gallery we call the internet … NASA’s Goddard Space Center offers this beautiful satellite photograph of seaweed being farmed in the coastal waters off South … Continue reading

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self-referential snack foods

These cookies are a little bit too self consciously artistic, and possibly actually cannibalistic.  A friend of a friend reports that “the ones with the cookie dough filling” are “gross”, “too sweet” and “taste fake”.  And considering that these are … Continue reading

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big box, big universe

All around our little corner of the vast Knotted Rope, big box home improvement stores are a routine part of many people’s lives, helping fill our material needs for, among other things, attic insulation and sets of inexpensive pliers.  A … Continue reading

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the dogs who belong to these

My dogs are normally pretty friendly, but they don’t want to meet the dogs that belong to these tie-outs.(More photographs of dogs with large, inexplicable rusty metal objects found on the sidewalks around the diggings for the new storm sewers.  … Continue reading

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world cup knockout follow up

In Tuesday’s post concerning the results of the World Cup knockout round (sorry– “round of 16″ sounds too boring), I mentioned a reason one might, if one’s favorite side had been knocked out, decide to follow Belgium as the tournament … Continue reading

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an amazing display of direness

The dire corgi walked down the block yesterday and was suddenly surrounded by the forces of chaos!The lord of all he surveys. Doesn’t he look pleased with himself.  “Did I accomplish all this with only the power of my own … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 95– costume to match

One of the major problems faced by any superhero is the whole issue of costume design.  You may have nifty powers, you may have a great name, but without the right costume, you may end up compromised, a laughingstock, or … Continue reading

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