Tag Archives: writers and artists

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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let’s watch tv– archer

As I work my way through my new DVD set of season 4 while awaiting the first episode of season 5, due to air on Monday evening, here’s something that’s long overdue: an appreciation of Archer.  This is one of … Continue reading

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media discovery of 2013: welcome to night vale

“A friendly desert community, where the sun is hot, the moon is beautiful, and mysterious lights pass overhead while we all pretend to sleep.  Welcome to Night Vale.” If you hear these words being read aloud in your head in … Continue reading

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a used bookstore in wide angle

Here’s a perfect combination for a Saturday afternoon: an excellent new wide angle lens and a visit to one of my very favorite used bookstores.  The lens is the Pentax DA 21mm f/3.2 Limited (mounted on my Pentax K-30, the … Continue reading

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at the movies: the hobbit: the desolation of smaug

Man, that’s a lot of colons.  But who am I to alter the established patterns of blog formatting just because some guy in New Zealand makes a big, shiny movie and puts a colon in the title? Otherwise, not a … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday: captain america alternate histories i’m really not all that excited about

You might be surprised to hear that there are alternate Captain Americas I’m not dying to read about.  Everybody knows I love alternate histories/alternate universes, and I’m just as crazy about Silver Age Cap, the “frozen in ice for fifty … Continue reading

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nelson mandela

Everything important that can be said about the life and work of Nelson Mandela is already being said by people who are much wiser and more knowledgeable than I am. He was a great man, a significant figure in the … Continue reading

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