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the great questions of life

Who needs ten pounds of blueberries? Nobody. Unless you are making lots of pies. Can I come over to your house?

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a most dangerous matchbox label

I don’t generally pass judgement on the characters I find on the matchbox labels in my online collection,  but I don’t think this woman should be given access to flammable materials.  She looks like she is having a little too … Continue reading

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fabulous in yellow

I’m not sure what’s going on here on this matchbox label*, but Mephistopheles is looking fabulous in yellow. * I suspect it has something to do with the necessary limitations of the three color printing palette, and perhaps a fairly … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: my window on the world

The giant skull of an unknown and anatomically unlikely beast, hanging in the entrance of what seems to be a vast cave, half against a starry sky.  In the socket of its wide-open eye, a small figure watches with a … Continue reading

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happy little spaceman

At least, I think he is a happy little spaceman.  Maybe he is a happy little exterminator,  or a happy little chemist testing a powerful new fertilizer. The grass on that hillside looks awfully green.

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drawing of the day bonus: dress uniform

I found this elegantly dressed dude in one of my drawing of the day sketchbooks from last year, as I was searching for some illustrations for a new minicomic.  I remember drawing him and the half finished piece has always … Continue reading

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internet sunday: buddha and tiger

Today is just a tiger resting on the head of the sleeping Buddha. Photo by Carlos Santero.

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japanese matchbox labels- kaiju edition

Everybody loves those Japanese matchbox labels, which are great examples of traditional printmaking on an ultra small scale.  This one is a real technical tour de force. I see three colors, plus the black key line: red, yellow and pale … Continue reading

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internet sunday: the language of seaweed

Our more or less weekly look at a single image from somewhere in the great gallery we call the internet … NASA’s Goddard Space Center offers this beautiful satellite photograph of seaweed being farmed in the coastal waters off South … Continue reading

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self-referential snack foods

These cookies are a little bit too self consciously artistic, and possibly actually cannibalistic.  A friend of a friend reports that “the ones with the cookie dough filling” are “gross”, “too sweet” and “taste fake”.  And considering that these are … Continue reading

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