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Two excellent soft tacos in a styrofoam clamshell box: each of them consisting of a flour tortilla, greasy spicy skirt steak, that grainy Mexican cheese, lettuce-tomato-sour cream, and red salsa. (That’s “American style” according to the menu.) You eat the … Continue reading
I’ve started carrying the small camera around on more of my walks, and last week I saw this slightly mysterious arrangement of objects. Why, I wondered, was the ice blue snowflake gown hanging in the window in the last hot … Continue reading
I’ve decided I’m finally going to make a computer font out of my hand lettering. Several fonts, actually, I hope: one of all caps, one of bolded all caps, and one of my upper and lower case printing, all of … Continue reading
Number one: speciesist advertising campaigns. Seriously, said the Professor, the Newcastle Werewolf is not even a Thing. It’s not like they named the beer after some legitimate, if farfetched, element of folklore. No, it’s exploitation, pure and simple. Just another … Continue reading
Stormy weather prevents the post I planned for today, so it’s time to turn to the notebook for inspiration. I don’t know if you’ve met the house notebook, which normally lives on the coffee table so I can write in … Continue reading
When you’ve been drawing a lot of group portraits of your audience as you imagine them and inking them for hours with the scritchy-scratchy pen, it’s fun to take up the drawing of the day sketchbook and one of the … Continue reading
(This is a sequel to the post “in the interests of public safety“. Just so you know.) The sidewalk is still closed/even though it now exists./The dire corgi cannot read.
It sounds like the beginning of a bad ethnic joke from the late 20th, but this was identified as a Polish gum wrapper. (If any Polish speakers out there want to provide a translation, I would be very glad to … Continue reading
In this case, the idea came from a visit to an antique mall in Michigan where I found this striking sculpture of a (very) minor pop culture icon, which immediately suggested this Italian restaurant placemat sketch and accompanying fictional fragment.Gideon … Continue reading
Remember this haunting photograph from this week’s Tumblr Sunday? I was determined to find out some facts about the subject and/or the photographer, and also to bring her into the Kekionga universe. The second task is proving easier than the … Continue reading