Tag Archives: mysterious animals and horrible creatures

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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best of the drawing of the day: tangle, the land leviathan

Best pet ever?  This guy definitely thinks so.  Tangle is certainly a complicated pet, and there’s one thing I can say for sure: he’s definitely not easy to draw.  There is more whiteout on this drawing than I am normally … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: the observation unit

“Got no idea what’s going on here,” the cartoonist said cheerfully, not bothered in the least to have drawn a scientist-type character looking out from a picture frame set into the side of a large Mysterious Animal (or possibly a … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: fashionable mage in tweed

This drawing of the day from back in November (we haven’t had this feature in a while, have we?) combines three of the regular sketchbook themes: characters who are described as magic users,  Mysterious Animals/Horrible Creatures, and a rather over … Continue reading

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kaiju foods

This new line of frozen food seems perfect for Godzilla and all his compatriots. “‘Devour’: monster flavor in a meal that satisfies the biggest appetite!” (And look at the price: feeding your inner kaiju isn’t cheap!)

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ask bud!: post seven (conclusion, and all about the beefy bar song)

Romance, more Taoism, and some imaginary product placement. Iowa doesn’t say exactly what she thinks Jack is like if he isn’t a twig, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a mighty oak like Mr. Spit. Josef specializes in interrupting … Continue reading

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bud and the bugs from dimension x: last post

And so we come to the end of our stroll down memory lane with the very first Kekionga story. Mr. Spit: more ugsome than a million bugs.  And Josef takes the first of many star turns at the finales of … Continue reading

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bud and the bugs from dimension x: post 8

Returning now to our rereading of the very first Kekionga story, photographed from the original minicomic. Hee! Hoo!  The definitive Mysterious Animal proves to be a Horrible Creature as well, solving Kekionga’s alien bird problem before it even gets a … Continue reading

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drawing of the day in photographs

Scanner malfunction!  So have a drawing of the day post in the form of a photograph.  There’s a bit of wide angle lens distortion that I think rather suits the subject. Call this “Today I Drew a Tapir (More or … Continue reading

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pencil questions

Pencils raise questions.   This detail from a penciled Josef and Anpu panel for another minicomic I am working on raises an essential question: is Anpu essentially a humanoid Animal with Black Ears?  (Also, I am experimenting with a new … Continue reading

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