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This one has an obvious inspiration: the wonderful ballet drawings of Edward Gorey, specifically the story called The Gilded Bat. I could not be less interested in the ballet myself, but these drawings always make me wish I was, and … Continue reading
Back in September, I did a warm up to Inktober where I drew a drawing every day that had a piece of furniture in it. “Bench” is one of my favorites. The figure’s face, the inking style, and the big … Continue reading
This beautiful little watercolor by Beatrix Potter, an illustration for her story “The Tale of the Pie and the Patty Pan”, raises a question worthy of deep consideration, particularly for small dogs and those of us who have the souls … Continue reading
In the interest of promoting what I think is one of the best (and, in this country at least, most underrated) places to find good use of the English language, it’s time for Football Talk. First of all, we’re talking … Continue reading
This blog was deeply saddened last night to hear of the passing of Martin Landau, that most elegant of genre (and non genre) actors. And this blogger is not ashamed to admit that she had a long term crush on … Continue reading
(This is the follow up to the last post with the great C.C. Beck art in it, which you really should go back and look at if you haven’t already. It’s much better than anything an otter could draw.) Iowa, … Continue reading
The major artistic inspiration for Kekionga is the original Fawcett Captain Marvel, and especially the work of C.C. Beck. So why not spend the weekend with a couple of beautiful Beck drawings of the big Red Cheese, both of which … Continue reading
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
I met this woman on Saturday. I told her I loved her Shakespeare quote, and she pointed out to me that a healthy system of public education produces a population who can find appropriate literary quotations for all kinds of … Continue reading