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Category Archives: Kekionga and the Knotted Rope Universe
A hanging lucky elephant and a tilted gutter transform an old house with gingerbread decorations into a Midwestern pagoda. The real world is Kekionga is the real world. (Street photography with the “wrong” lens– the 100mm macro on a flower … Continue reading
If you have domestic animals in your story, whether in fiction or real life, you have a neighborhood veterinarian. And every vet practice needs an office cat. This is Bumper, newly employed in that position at our own vet’s office.
The fifty sketchbook superheroes return with a traditional flying heroine, the awesome Flying Wing. Her costume is a classic Golden Age “girl’s” costume, with a modest chainmail bodice, little skirt, leotard under costume and oversized gauntlets and boots. As a … Continue reading
Every so often, a nifty bit of penciling comes along that you are sort of afraid of ruining in the inks– I’ve started taking pictures of these sketches and posting them on line to give them a tiny shot at … Continue reading
Related to the phone doodle is the solo, improvised placemat drawing, usually executed with an everyday notebook pen rather than actual art supplies. A hard little ballpoint like one of my favorite Pilot Better Retractable yields strange results, particularly on … Continue reading
A glimpse inside my latest project, a minicomic flip book that both reprints my very first story and a later, extended canon version, and acts as sort of a meditation on the relationship between the two stories and Kekionga today, … Continue reading
Here are three little faces of Bud, as requested by the person who is developing a new product for us. Bud, longterm Kekionga resident, junkyard owner and semi-unwilling participant in a “trained by a Master” superhero origin story, is drawn … Continue reading
This can be the real Indiana where I live, or Kekionga’s Indiana of the Mind, whichever you prefer. Or is there really any difference? Early spring walk with Kilo-Macro. One of my goals this year was to pay more attention … Continue reading
Hard at work on, among other things, a minicomic about bottlecaps. In this comic, I am going to have to draw a lot of bottlecaps. Not wanting to get into weird copyright issues, and because it is more fun to … Continue reading