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superb owl weekend

I celebrated the weekend of the Superb Owl by drawing some owls as my drawings of the day.  Eastern Screech Owls, specifically, mostly because I still have the vague idea that there is going to be an owl character in … Continue reading

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replacement possums

Finishing the “finished” art has been delayed because it turns out I had to replace two of the possums.  This is a thing that happens.  Sometimes you just have to replace your possums. Here are the replacement possums, ready to … Continue reading

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pen week part two– the scritchy scratchy pen

Pen Week returns after a brief delay. The scritchy scratchy pen is the collective term for a succession of fountain pens with extra fine (EF) steel nibs that do the most of the small linework around here.  Many people use … Continue reading

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pen week part one: meatball mammoth and other stub pen drawings

The drawing of the day project is well into its tenth year, so let’s celebrate with a Pen Week, a week of drawings from the most recent drawing of the day sketchbook that feature automatic drawings, with no pencil underdrawing, … Continue reading

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mystery drawings

These are the base drawings for my experimental story for the Oh, Comics! anthology this year.  Any guesses as to what is going to be going on in Kekionga this week? And why are there two different versions of whatever … Continue reading

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happy new year …(i hope)

Sorry this isn’t a more positive greeting to 2018, but it’s the best I could manage. But at least this little brushwork guy looks vaguely hopeful. The suggestion of background represents snow and deep cold, the round face could be … Continue reading

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the possum lady of old kekionga

(Our now traditional post for Christmas night, an invented-on-the-spot bit of Kekionga folklore, originally posted in 2013.) One Christmas night we got home late from spending the holiday out of town.  Our dog sitter left the Japanese lantern on beside … Continue reading

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waiting for christmas

Our annual Christmas Eve post, featuring the drawing of the day from December 24th, 2009.  This little creature in his cave, looking out into a wintry landscape, will always make me think of Christmas Eve.  Here’s hoping you will find … Continue reading

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christmas wolves, part 5

(Our traditional Christmas Episode …) “And they’re ours.  Rudolph and the Grinch belong to everybody.  But the Christmas Wolves are Kekionga’s.” Nobody had much to say to that . And so there, Iowa thought.  Logic, mythic or otherwise, was one … Continue reading

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christmas wolves part 4

(The discussion of Kekionga’s official Christmas story continues in part 4 of the Christmas Episode.) “My guess,” said another voice, deep and with some kind of weird lilting accent Iowa could never quite identify, “is that the historical models were … Continue reading

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