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best of the drawing of the day, week 119– playground sportswoman

Been reading way too many juvenile novels about madcap schoolgirls by Angela Brazil (pronounce “Brazzle”) recently.  They’re ripping tales all round, of course, filled with rags, dormitory beanos and playing up at cricket for the honor of the school,  and … Continue reading

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roz chast is always amazing

It’s very strange to note that I have been keeping this blog for more than two years and have never mentioned one of my favorite cartoonists: Roz Chast.  The cover of this week’s  New Yorker gives me a good excuse … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday– surrealistic swami

Today we have a self portrait of surrealist artist and photographer Man Ray in an improvised turban decorated with what appears to be a dried starfish. He looks like he’s dressed as a mystic or a swami for a costume … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday on monday- the amazing latvian bug wardrobe

Or, if you prefer, the amazing Latvian bug armoire. Yes, it’s a gorgeous handcarved piece of furniture with a giant beetle on the front of it.  This is unrelentingly awesome.  We all knew the Baltic nations were cool, but the … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday– the favorite

One of life’s great annoyances for any artist is to discover another artist who is doing the same thing you are, except much better.  So you can imagine how I felt when this image rolled across my tumblr horizon:This little … Continue reading

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calamityware: blue willow has never looked so good

Don Moyers is an artist working in an esoteric but delightful medium found somewhere where comics meets ceramics.  Or where cheesy science fiction/pop culture tropes meet traditional Chinese export art, if you are thinking thematically.  Whatever it is, his “Calamityware”  … Continue reading

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lose 2 turns– in outer space

This is, as should be obvious to anyone who knows me, my new favorite thing in the whole wide world.  The art, so gloriously four color and ever so slightly out of registration, the font choice and magenta pinkness of … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday– the many faces of superman

Curt Swan for the win– this is a gorgeous set of Superman heads from a first class comics artist.  We all would be better off if we made model sheets like this for our own characters, but I never seem … Continue reading

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this isn’t going to take a month–my lettering desk

Substantial progress is being made on Sluddle.  No, seriously.  Really.  I took these pictures at twilight– it always shocks me how yellow my work lights actually are, considering the bulbs in my lamps are CFLs. As you see here, the … Continue reading

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kirby colors to blow your mind

Check this out.  It’s a little bigger than most of the images I post here, but I think you will agree that it is worth the space on your screen.  (If you have a tablet with a high resolution display, … Continue reading

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