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comics and cartooning

in the addams family’s living room

The Addams are my favorite cartoon/TV family.  And why not.  Gomez and Morticia are radiantly in love, have two intelligent, lively and well behaved kids, a complex and loving extended family, loyal servants, cool pets, and a great house.  And … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: camp coffee

“The Camp Coffee earned a Skeptical Reaction from a Sphinx.” The sphinx, in the Knotted Rope, is a strange(ish) kind of person with a human head, a quadrupedal but humanoid body with four large hands that double as feet, and … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: three more characters, one of which is possibly a ghost

I am posting this drawing of the day as part of the blog series for a couple of reasons.  One is that I really like it, and the other is that the character at the far right, the girl in … Continue reading

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first appearance

This is one of the most interesting thing that can happen in the drawing of the day project. A little figure in a random drawing can start to grow, and a few days later the familiar 7×10 hardcover spiral sketchbook … Continue reading

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street festival superhero

One of the big attractions of our local street festival is a chance to meet celebrities in an informal setting.  Here, some tween girls enjoy an unexpected encounter with a noted superhero. (Batman is played by a French bulldog named … Continue reading

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comics on parade

Took the Pentax and the 55mm portrait prime into town to photograph the parade and street festivities associated with the famous Popcorn Festival.  This was one of my favorite parade shots. (That’s straight out of camera, without tweak or crop.) … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: a soup wolf, a romantic poet, and a spider god

Back to the sketchbook for another Drawing of the Day.  Remember that most of these are unplanned, more or less automatic drawings, which means that if you don’t think they quite make sense, don’t come to me looking for an … Continue reading

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moab: page 16

Moab ends, as my comics often do, with the characters walking home.  So, The End.  Thank you very much for reading. For those not previously familiar, I almost always put the indicia and other information on the back covers of … Continue reading

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moab: page 15

The big payoff.  I’m sure you saw it coming miles back, but I remember being delighted by this  revelation while I was writing the story.  It’s the honest truth– I wrote the framework of a story about moa skeleton coming … Continue reading

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moab: page 14

“Heigh ho, Moab, away!”  Here’s to posting the last three pages all in a row.  Did I know, absolutely know, when I started writing this story that this line was going to appear prominently in the finished piece, as the … Continue reading

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