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Back before I got my first corgi, my inner life was full of imaginary pets. Not just dogs, but tame foxes, wolves, crows, hedgehogs, armadillos and giant fruit bats. And of course, since imagination is cheap, I also kept dragons, … Continue reading
Need to lighten your day? Maybe with the possibility of being enlightened as well? Are you interested in the whole complex (and frustrating) creative issue of titling? Have you ever agonized over a title for something you’ve created? Or wondered … Continue reading
Yes, the animals at the zoo were amazing enough that their week has expanded beyond the dictionary definition of the word. And the animal that I found most amazing to photograph was this young mandrill. He was indoors in … Continue reading
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
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
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.
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.
The new story is almost finished, and a lot of its progress is due to the major contributions of Drawing Table Vision. Not only do I always know what time it is, but I waste a lot less time looking … Continue reading
It’s a visit from the bright red GMC panel van of hand lettering! Spotted this beauty at lunch time at our usual place. Beautiful letter forms and traditional brushwork, not easily captured with a phone camera. Oh, the things you … Continue reading