Category Archives: art and culture

50 superheroes: number 21

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

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art references for a large insect

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

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three important objects

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

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on a canopic jar

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

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fifty superheroes: number 20

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

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how i met a giant mole

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

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mushawasing, page 4

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

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mushawasing page 3

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

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mushawasing page 2

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

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read a story: mushawasing, page 1

Have you every read Mushawasing?  It’s an important bit of the Kekionga backstory.  If you haven’t, now might be a good time.  I’ll be posting here, a page a day, through the weekend.  Hope you enjoy this little story about … Continue reading

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