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comics and cartooning

best of the drawing of the day: monumental

(This is the follow up to the last post with the great C.C. Beck art in it, which you really should go back and look at if you haven’t already.  It’s much better than anything an otter could draw.) Iowa, … Continue reading

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cc beck and captain marvel

The major artistic inspiration for Kekionga is the original Fawcett Captain Marvel, and especially the work of C.C. Beck.  So why not spend the weekend with a couple of beautiful Beck drawings of the big Red Cheese, both of which … Continue reading

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fifty superheroes: number thirteen

Erik Walks-on-Air is, of course, a flying hero.  In fact, he’s what I think of as a pure flying hero– he doesn’t use technology or magic, and he doesn’t have “flight” as just one item on a list of mighty … Continue reading

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sketchbook week: anpu’s album

Sketchbook Week returns with a new online album of sketchbook drawings of everyone’s favorite retired god.  It’s called Anpu’s Album and there are nine cool Anpu portraits there right now.  I plan to add more as I either draw or … Continue reading

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random image from my sketchbook

Plans.  What are these plans you speak of?  Ha.  Life snickers scornfully at your puny plans.  But since it’s sketchbook week, here is a random image from my sketchbooks.  I mean that– I pulled the book of the shelf and … Continue reading

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fifty superheroes: number twelve

The twelfth* of the fifty superheroes is the mighty Man-O-Taur.  And I have mixed feelings about him.  Not about the drawing, which I quite like (doing the whole thing with the scritchy-scratchy pen is always a fun technique) nor about … Continue reading

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sketchbook week: the sketchbook placemat drawing

Here on the blog it’s Sketchbook Week!   Movie Week seemed to go over well, so this week will be dedicated to images from my sketchbook.  Posts will include two more of the Fifty Superheroes from last year’s ongoing project, … Continue reading

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mary marvel meets a little monster

The proof of the lineart for a pinup of Iowa as a child wearing a Mary Marvel costume, with the camera newly renamed the Little Monster.  All of my cameras have names, mostly because camera companies refuse to name them, … Continue reading

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a minicomic for a holiday weekend / dire corgi in a mirror

Our neighborhood had its collective garage sale extravaganza today, and that got me thinking about the minicomic I made a while ago about a garage sale in Kekionga.  So let’s celebrate the holiday long weekend with the reading of a … Continue reading

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drawing of the day for mermay …

Well, that was unexpected. Around the Internet, some cartoonists and artists are celebrating “Mermay” with a month of drawings of mermaids and mer-people of all kinds.  I don’t generally do challenges of this kind (except Inktober, which I did last … Continue reading

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