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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
This is the cover illustration for the first edition of Fredric Brown’s story collection Space on My Hands, published in 1951. It’s an excellent drawing of a classic Postwar Nuclear Family with Two Baby Boomer Kids, with added great costumes … Continue reading
Went to an antique and vintage objects show today, and saw this sitting on top of a stack of pages from a disassembled reprint art book. Man, that’s a drawing. Tons of power in the technique, and of course I’m … Continue reading