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work in progress: werewolf librarian

Every so often, a nifty bit of penciling comes along that you are sort of afraid of ruining in the inks– I’ve started taking pictures of these sketches and posting them on line to give them a tiny shot at … Continue reading

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placemat drawing: ballpoint menagerie

Related to the phone doodle is the solo, improvised placemat drawing, usually executed with an everyday notebook pen rather than actual art supplies.  A hard little ballpoint like one of my favorite Pilot Better Retractable yields strange results, particularly on … Continue reading

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love in a time of alternate history

A glimpse inside my latest project, a minicomic flip book that both reprints my very first story and a later, extended canon version, and acts as sort of a meditation on the relationship between the two stories and Kekionga today, … Continue reading

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three faces of bud

Here are three little faces of Bud, as requested by the person who is developing a new product for us.  Bud, longterm Kekionga resident, junkyard owner and semi-unwilling participant in a “trained by a Master” superhero origin story, is drawn … Continue reading

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spring in indiana

This can be the real Indiana where I live, or Kekionga’s Indiana of the Mind, whichever you prefer.  Or is there really any difference? Early spring walk with Kilo-Macro.  One of my goals this year was to pay more attention … Continue reading

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bottlecaps! design work in progress

Hard at work on, among other things, a minicomic about bottlecaps.  In this comic, I am going to have to draw a lot of bottlecaps. Not wanting to get into weird copyright issues, and because it is more fun to … Continue reading

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last year/this year

The first big macro garden walk of the new year (so early!),  yielded a number of images, some of last year, some of this.  In these two 4 x 3s, that means last year’s oak leaf hydrangea, and this year’s … Continue reading

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a banner day

Considering moving into the modern world and getting one of those way cool retractable convention banners. The final version will be in full color and look really snappy and polished if I do it right. But before the process gets … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: snowflake color special

My friend Paul Sizer designed a superhero called The Snowflake recently as an art exercise. (Or is it just Snowflake?  I’ll have to look again.  Minor fail of either memory or paying attention. These details are important in superheroics.)  I was … Continue reading

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baffled jack

In the last of this series of snippets from the new story, have baffled!Jack, standing behind Josef and Iowa with an oddly familiar expression on his face. Jack Swann is also Foursquare,  Kekionga’s hometown superhero. Foursquare has a white streak … Continue reading

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