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Behold my glorious ice newt! I have to agree, lady– that’s quite an ice newt you have there. What better way to welcome winter than with that most majestic of arctic amphibians? Not much in the way of notes but … Continue reading
This one has an obvious inspiration: the wonderful ballet drawings of Edward Gorey, specifically the story called The Gilded Bat. I could not be less interested in the ballet myself, but these drawings always make me wish I was, and … Continue reading
Ten Things To Do After You Put the Turkey In the Oven on Thanksgiving Day: 1) Sharpen all the knives. Not just the carving knives, but the little knives and the choppers as well. You have the sharpening gear out … Continue reading
Back in September, I did a warm up to Inktober where I drew a drawing every day that had a piece of furniture in it. “Bench” is one of my favorites. The figure’s face, the inking style, and the big … Continue reading
Went to see Thor: Ragnarok, the latest outing in the seemingly endless series we call the Marvel Cinematic Universe, last Friday at a theater that was not the Cinemark. (This reminded me why I prefer to see my movies at … Continue reading
This beautiful little watercolor by Beatrix Potter, an illustration for her story “The Tale of the Pie and the Patty Pan”, raises a question worthy of deep consideration, particularly for small dogs and those of us who have the souls … Continue reading
It’s no secret that Iowa Ginsberg’s character design is based in part on Fawcett’s immortal Mary Marvel. (All of Kekionga is strongly informed by Fawcett’s Captain Marvel Universe of the 1940s and 50s, but that’s a bigger story.) Anyway, Iowa … Continue reading
(In celebration of the holiday, please enjoy a “rerun” of A Cartoonist in Kekionga’s classic Halloween Episode, “This Halloween in Kekionga” originally posted on this date in 2015 …) You know that guy who lives in the double house down in … Continue reading
Iowa: Suki Halloo is the best photographer I know. If I had to guess, it’s because she always has a camera with her, and she takes an awful lot of pictures. (Practice is how you develop any kind of skill.) … Continue reading