Tag Archives: comics history

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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dogs in spacesuits in science fiction

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

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unearthed at the antique show– the drawings of heinrich kley

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

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