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new fountain pen: twisbi eco broad nib

Pen test!  I liked the TWSBI Eco with an Extra Fine nib that I bought last summer, so when the time came to buy more ink this spring, it was easy to throw a broad nibbed TWSBI into my shopping … Continue reading

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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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save the phone doodles, again!

A Cartoonist in Kekionga is on a quest to save the great American phone doodle.  I’ve been on the phone a lot recently and here are three of the current crop. Media:  Zebra Sarasa 0.7 “Porto” on cheap yellow legal … Continue reading

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a pretty good dragon before … and after

Making a “Pretty Good Dragons” minicomic this week.  This series, for those who haven’t run across it before, is a commentary on the relationship between people and their pets.  Except the pets are dragons.  The PGD cartoons almost always start … 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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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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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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in the margins

Some pretty elaborate marginalia (in other words, doodles) from a page of notes.  From the top: tiny doodle person, androgynous character with a monocle, fancy scribble fish. As (almost) always: Zebra Sarasa gel pen (0.7) in “porto” on cheap yellow … Continue reading

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suddenly, a monster hunter appears

Here’s a first look at a new character for this year’s Oh Comics! story to debut at SPACE in the spring.  This is a themed anthology and this year’s theme is Monsters.  So, “Monsters of Kekionga”, and therefore, a visiting … Continue reading

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