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best of the drawing of the day: glorious ice newt

Behold my glorious ice newt!  I have to agree, lady– that’s quite an ice newt you have there.  What better way to welcome winter than with that most majestic of arctic amphibians? Not much in the way of notes but … Continue reading

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drawing of the day color special: a ballet of flying foxes

This one has an obvious inspiration: the wonderful ballet drawings of Edward Gorey, specifically the story called The Gilded Bat.  I could not be less interested in the ballet myself, but these drawings always make me wish I was, and … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: bench

Back in September, I did a warm up to Inktober where I drew a drawing every day that had a piece of furniture in it.  “Bench” is one of my favorites.  The figure’s face, the inking style, and the big … Continue reading

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drawing of the day color special: iowa’s mary marvel twin set

It’s no secret that Iowa Ginsberg’s character design is based in part on Fawcett’s immortal Mary Marvel. (All of Kekionga is strongly informed by Fawcett’s Captain Marvel Universe of the 1940s and 50s, but that’s a bigger story.)  Anyway, Iowa … Continue reading

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on mysterious animals and horrible creatures

Today I am going to write about Mysterious Animals and Horrible Creatures, and illustrate what I write with some of my Inktober drawings.  Anyone who has seen even a few of my comics, cartoons or drawings, knows that one of … Continue reading

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inktober notebook

First of all, you can see all my Inktober drawings every day in actual October over on the Kekionga Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/kekiongacomics/.  This page is open to the public; you do not have to be a member of Facebook to … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: a classic character and adding text to an image

OK.  This started out as an ordinary “best of the drawing of the day” post, with an image I chose from an earlier sketchbook while I was looking for something else.  I was going to scan the drawing, straighten it so … Continue reading

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it’s inktober!

Inktober Day Three: Poison.  It’s up to you whether you think that some of the refreshments on offer are slightly toxic. Or maybe “Poison” is the name of the Horrible Creature on the left. Inktober began a couple of days … Continue reading

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50 superheroes: number 22

Ahoy and avast, tars and pirates, officers and mermaids, kelpies and sirens and seadragons all:’tis the mighty Barquentine, bandy legged hero (?) of the seven seas.  Hero with a question mark, because the line between honest tar and pirate rascal … Continue reading

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50 superheroes: number 21

Clark Luxor is a weird dude.  His name is easy: Luxor is Egyptian-y, and his hornrim glasses remind even the most casual comics fan of Clark Kent.  But otherwise, what kind of person, and what kind of super is he? … Continue reading

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