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Clark Luxor is a weird dude. His name is easy: Luxor is Egyptian-y, and his hornrim glasses remind even the most casual comics fan of Clark Kent. But otherwise, what kind of person, and what kind of super is he? … Continue reading
Yesterday, I posted some photographs of three of my cameras. (This is the photographic equivalent of the movie musical where the characters decide to put on a show). Today I was planning to show you some art references for comics … Continue reading
I post a lot of photography here, and I thought at least some of you might be interested in seeing three of my motley collection of (mostly secondhand) cameras. I recently bought some neoprene “Hood Hats” from Op/Tech to replace … Continue reading
Canopic jars are my favorite Egyptian art thing. There’s no point here in going into (the many gross and fascinating) details about the process of mummification or about my childhood fascination with Wallis Budge’s The Mummy: A Handbook of Egyptian … Continue reading
Meet Claw: a masked and mysterious lupine hero. Claw is the opposite of a “real” werewolf– their* character design is based on a Halloween costume. Think of a high quality wolfman body suit, trimmed with real fur, with glove and … Continue reading
Our local power utility, which provides us with both electricity and natural gas, has a “Call Before You Dig” program. This is entirely admirable: you call 811 before you plant trees or build a deck or whatever, and a crew … Continue reading
And there it is: the story of how Moose got her name. It’s not just that she’s big and strong for a girl, and rather blunt and straightforward. Or rather, that’s not all it is. From Moose’s point of view, … Continue reading
I still like that last sentence about as well as anything I have ever written. The designs for the Native American woman and child (and yes, Little Moose would definitely have called them “Indians” at that age) are based on … Continue reading
What does happen when you fall asleep in the Woods? Do you dream… or don’t you? For those not familiar with Kekionga’s distinctive wildlife, the creature with its feet in the Creek is a young female Saiga petrovskii, the woodland saiga. … Continue reading