Author Archives: Pam Bliss

from the garage sale notebook

Did the neighborhood garage sales/ found this in my notebook afterward. Gourds painted to look like apples. Apples painted to look like gourds? Not one of the Deeper Questions of the Universe, but it’ll do. Advertisements

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happy zip code day to coggon, iowa!

I have been sitting on this one for a while, since a Saturday a few weeks ago when I ate a rather delicious breakfast in a little restaurant in Iowa (where I was conducting Important Domestic Business) and found this … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: feathered dinosaur

I didn’t give this drawing a title in the sketchbook at the time that I made it, so now I feel perfectly free to give it an ambiguous, if not actually confusing, title as part of a blog post.  Because … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day– quikket

Quikket is exactly what his caption says he is, an insectoid speedster: “insectoid” being fancy writin’ for “bug guy”, and “speedster” being a comics meta term for any superhero whose main super power is super speed.  DC’s The Flash is … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: lizbet, ron, and humberto

Three characters in search of a story.  I’m kind of distracted by the most major of major new projects (the initial training of our latest corgi, the Floofy One, aka The Martian) so it will take a while to get … Continue reading

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movie time in iowa city– avengers: infinity war

Not only was it not Movie Time at the Cinemark, it was not even Movie Time in Indiana.  This review comes to you from a showing at  the Marcus Sycamore 12 in Iowa City, Iowa.  (Like all movie theaters except … Continue reading

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on finding a dunkleosteous

Everybody who grew up in Cleveland, as I did, knows the Dunkleosteous.  He’s the giant Devonian predator fish that is pretty much the official giant Devonian predators fish of the city.  We all grew up visiting him at the Museum … Continue reading

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hulk go “small press and alternative comics expo”

Big room full comics: Man in hat draw Hulk picture. Use “artistic license”. Today’s Hulk-ku (a real proper one this time) was inspired by this years SPACE show, another wonderful gathering of the small press clans presided over, as always, … Continue reading

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gale, with eraser crumbs

If you don’t hear much for me this week, it’s because I wrote an entirely new 8 page minicomic early last Thursday morning, and I hope to be folding and stapling it this Thursday for SPACE this weekend.  It’s about … Continue reading

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convention banner!

At last,  my convention banner is finished and ready to go.  Here is the final product set up in the kitchen as a test of the mechanism.  (Sorry it was a bit dark.)  My first impression is it is huge!  … Continue reading

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