Tag Archives: comics history

drawings of jack, inspired by c.c. beck

This is directly relevant to the Big Fourth of July Weekend Event …  a gallery of drawings of Jack Swann/ aka Foursquare, which show his artistic descent from C.C Beck’s Captain Marvel.  The “elevator pitch” for his character design is … 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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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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airplane cartoons from the air force museum (anthropomorphic division)

Anthropomorphic aircraft doing what the do best: attacking goofy enemy missiles with their mighty talons and … eating people’s lunches? That’s what happens when you paint a fighter with the classic “shark mouth” nose art. Weird stuff from the Air … Continue reading

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special guest appearance!

Well, it’s really more of a photo op, but whatever you want to call it, but please give a big blog welcome to Captain Marvel Junior and Mary Marvel! “That’s some classic 50s cosplay” Seriously, the traditional  Big Red Cheese … Continue reading

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another minicomic to read on my story site!

Happy Tuesday!  There’s a new story up on my story site, freshly posted and awaiting your minicomic reading pleasure.  It’s called Fleek!, and it’s a little nonsense story about the nature of names and language– and it will surprise no … Continue reading

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on snoopy and peanuts

Like many cartoonists, I have a complicated relationship with Charles Schultz and Peanuts. I loved it as a child in the sixties and early 70s, both in the newspaper and in the book collections that were everywhere at the time. … Continue reading

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hulk smash haiku problem

Regular readers know that I like minimalist poetry and have been known to dabble in writing it, but that I also feel that the strict haiku form, designed for the syllable patterns of Japanese, doesn’t work that well in English.  … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 157: snake and robot

Combine the standard monster/alien/character race/mythological being called the naga with the furry snakes you often see in my sketchbooks.  Add a character that could be an android, a robot, or even another kind of alien.  And you get … a … Continue reading

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at the movies: avengers: age of ultron

You all know what happened yesterday. Avengers: Age of Ultron, the latest epic superhero blockbuster in the series of low-to-middlebrow epic superhero blockbusters (and one weird little TV show) we know fondly as the Marvel Cinematic Universe, opened in the … Continue reading

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