Tag Archives: writers and artists

best link of the week

This blog is, by definition and since its founding, non political.  But regardless of your exact opinions,  you may find these quotes from one of my very favorite authors helpful in surviving this moment in history: http://io9.gizmodo.com/10-discworld-quotes-youll-desperately-need-for-the-next-1791086730

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movie time at the cinemark: fantastic beasts and where to find them

(Long time readers of the blog will notice that the movie reviews have a new title: the mundane “at the movies” has been replaced by “movie time at the Cinemark”.  From one year to the next, I never go to … Continue reading

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carrie fisher

Let’s remember her as so many of us first saw her. (Damn you, 2016.)

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in the addams family’s living room

The Addams are my favorite cartoon/TV family.  And why not.  Gomez and Morticia are radiantly in love, have two intelligent, lively and well behaved kids, a complex and loving extended family, loyal servants, cool pets, and a great house.  And … Continue reading

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edges

“The very definition of a photograph is to add edges to the world”  — Craig Mod

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rectangle

“The game [of photography] is to organize the rectangle.”   Sergio Larrin

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saddle foo dog

This concept sketch is from the carousel work in progress in Albany, Oregon. Wood carvers are at work there creating a wonderful new menagerie carousel of animals from around the world, both real and fantastic. It is going to be … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: naga and hexapod (more twsbi peeps)

One of the most entertaining questions that turns up when drawing people from a highly morphically diverse society as found in the Other Place of the Knotted Rope is “what about clothes?”  If you love inventing and drawing clothes, this … Continue reading

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the most wonderful pratchett reference

It’s always highly satisfactory to gather little bits of evidence that there are other people out there who love the works of the late great Terry Pratchett as much we do. Currently running on PBS’s Masterpiece is the third series … Continue reading

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alan rickman 2

As I’ve been reading the tributes to Alan Rickman which fill the internet (and which range from the sublime to the delightfully ridiculous), I found the answer to the question I hadn’t thought to ask.  Namely, did the artist who … Continue reading

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