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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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ink snippets

A couple of inked snippets to go with yesterday’s penciled ones. Above, the Black Chicken.  Below, a very small drawing of Iowa being enthusiastic about a new book.

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pencil snippets

With the new story in the final stages, here are a couple of snippets from the pencils. Above, Pounce and the Black Chicken. Below, Jessie.

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happy lunar new year!

Happy Year of the Rooster, or Cockerel if you choose, from the Black Chicken and everyone here in Kekionga.  May the Black Chicken lead you to everything you wish, this year and every year. (The Black Chicken of Kekionga is … Continue reading

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what a character *she* is

Drawing in my lap: the final design for the Monster Hunter character in my current story. The regular cast are looking pretty chibi, but she is the chibi-est.

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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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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 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 almost … Continue reading

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christmas wolves, part 3

(Every traditional Christmas story is open to debate …) Clap. Clap. Clap.  Iowa heard the “slow clap” applause behind her and didn’t even have to turn around to know who it was. “Very nice, Ms. Ginsberg. Well done.  You’re certainly … Continue reading

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