Tag Archives: a cartoonist’s life

the brannock device

At last, it is mine. I am now the proud owner of this classic 20th Century Brannock Device.  For some mysterious reason I have wanted to have one of these since I was a little kid, and today, at the … Continue reading

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of wolfsbane and computer data

Botanical drawings and prints can be really beautiful.  These depict a famous plant from folklore and popular culture.  Any lover of the Harry Potter series, remembering that first class in Potions, can answer Professor Snape’s question promptly– monkshood and wolfsbane … Continue reading

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sweet, strange mysteries of life

A little mystery in the least mysterious  possible place: the local License Branch of the Indiana Bureau of  Motor Vehicles. It’s a take-a-number, deadly dull encounter with a squad of polo shirted bureaucrats arranged at workstations behind a sweeping arc … Continue reading

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home from space

No, not outer space– SPACE, as in the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo, that dandy convention put on annually in Columbus, Ohio by Bob Corby and a cast of dedicated workers. Bob outdid himself this year, coming up with … Continue reading

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smartphone pictures you don’t want to take

At least on this particular day. Stupid inconvenient running-out-at-the-very-worst-possible-time toner.  (Yes, it’s an old cartridge– I thought it was a new spare.  Augh.  Seriously.) Love the printer though. It’s a classic.  Yeah, it’s a bit chewed up and spattered with … Continue reading

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today at target

All the diet soda in the world!  Also sweatpant shorts, protein bars ($5 Target card if you buy 3), and one of those little RFID blocking things you put in your wallet to keep identity thieves from stealing your credit … Continue reading

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dolphin gray mica

“Dolphin Gray Mica” is the manufacturer’s name for the color of this small Japanese sedan.  It’s a 2013 Mazda 3 Sport, and the color is really rather pretty when you see the car in person.  It’s basically a medium grey, … Continue reading

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the annual american grownup birthday freakout

The annual American grownup birthday freakout has nothing to do with getting older.  It just sends you rushing for your wallet. My driver’s license!  Did it just expire?  Am I going to have to go to the BMV?  Am I … Continue reading

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first world (cartoonists’) problems

Cartoonist (to him or herself) : Draw fast!  All your references for the drawing of the antique skeleton key* are on your phone and you’re running out of juice! Cartoonist’s younger self (or, if the Cartoonist is already young, an … Continue reading

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what i did today

overslept. went to the butcher’s. walked the dogs. chose and edited new cover images for a bunch of my boards on Pinterest*. cleaned (most of) the bathroom. did some nasty yard work involving thorny things. made Internet Pancakes**. edited some … Continue reading

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