Category Archives: comics and cartooning

comics and cartooning

a banner day

Considering moving into the modern world and getting one of those way cool retractable convention banners. The final version will be in full color and look really snappy and polished if I do it right. But before the process gets … Continue reading

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directions

Spent an hour or so yesterday with a brush and sketchpad, drawing directional arrows for an ongoing project.  If you are in need of a distinctly hand-drawn directional arrow, not guaranteed to be completely straight, drop me a line (comment, … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: the observation unit

“Got no idea what’s going on here,” the cartoonist said cheerfully, not bothered in the least to have drawn a scientist-type character looking out from a picture frame set into the side of a large Mysterious Animal (or possibly a … Continue reading

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fifty superheroes: number 5 (color special!)

Fifth of the fifty new superheroes from last year’s drawing of the day sketchbooks is Babe the Blue Ox.  I guess she’s called that because she is blue, has horns and hooves, and is strong as an ox.  (And yes, … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: snowflake color special

My friend Paul Sizer designed a superhero called The Snowflake recently as an art exercise. (Or is it just Snowflake?  I’ll have to look again.  Minor fail of either memory or paying attention. These details are important in superheroics.)  I was … Continue reading

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me

One of the best things about photography is that, because you are usually behind the camera, you very seldom appear in the photographs.  But a while ago, a friend of mine who has also taken up the art took a … Continue reading

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baffled jack

In the last of this series of snippets from the new story, have baffled!Jack, standing behind Josef and Iowa with an oddly familiar expression on his face. Jack Swann is also Foursquare,  Kekionga’s hometown superhero. Foursquare has a white streak … Continue reading

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ink snippets

A couple of inked snippets to go with yesterday’s penciled ones. Above, the Black Chicken.  Below, a very small drawing of Iowa being enthusiastic about a new book.

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pencil snippets

With the new story in the final stages, here are a couple of snippets from the pencils. Above, Pounce and the Black Chicken. Below, Jessie.

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a superhero hard at work

The new story is almost finished, and a lot of its progress is due to the major contributions of Drawing Table Vision. Not only do I always know what time it is, but I waste a lot less time looking … Continue reading

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