Category Archives: comics and cartooning

comics and cartooning

studio portraits

Indoor camera practice means taking yet more photographs of those familiar characters, the studio knickknacks.  Portraits of Hanging Vasuki and Desktop Cap, taken with Mischief and the new 60mm f/2.4 macro.  Hanging Vasuki is looking particularly goofy and enthusiastic, and … Continue reading

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lucky wolf angel

As all practitioners of a (semi) regular routine of unplanned or automatic drawings can tell you, making a genuine “lucky drawing” is a rare event.  I’m honestly not sure whether the term is my own invention or not; it’s quite … Continue reading

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thanksgiving and arts and crafts

Happy (American) Thanksgiving*!  I have made you a traditional Thanksgiving art/craft, the handprint turkey.  The conventional media for this form are construction paper, wax crayon and white glue, but this one is executed in brush pen over pencil on yellow … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: “box”, or “hand truck bud”

As you can tell by the number worked into the design, this is one of this year’s Inktober drawings.  The prompt for the 26th day was “box”, which immediately suggested to me one of the many mysterious boxes that are … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: the faerie dragon

There’s a foundation rule for Kekionga and the vast, twisted city-on-the-edge-of-forever space opera universe that surrounds it: no elves, no aliens, no ansible.  This is (surprisingly for me) a hard and fast rule that has molded the very nature of … Continue reading

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matchbox label hero

It’s a bird!  It’s a plane! It’s Flyingman!  (Or should that be “Shazam!” …)

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at the movies: doctor strange

One foot in front of the other.  Today I decided to try that traditional refuge of modern Americans in times of trouble (popular since the Great Depression): a couple of hours in a darkened cinema, watching a big, colorful blockbuster … Continue reading

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the last day of inktober

It happened last week, of course, but I finished the October drawing challenge called Inktober in what felt like pretty good style on Halloween, with this drawing of Werewolf! Murphy and Vampire! Mr. (more properly Count) Spit. ( I actually … Continue reading

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sketchbooks in the wild

(This is the first of a series of posts set in, or connected with, the great city of Chicago.) Did you ever wonder where sketchbooks come from?  For me, at least, they usually come from a major online dealer, arriving … Continue reading

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more about emerson, and giant tortoises in general

Emerson (at the Toledo Zoo) is Galapagos tortoise #30.  Even though he is well into Galapagos tortoise middle age at 115 (GT lifespan being about 200 years or a bit more), he is still a vital part of the zoo … Continue reading

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