Author Archives: Pam Bliss

christmas wolves, part 5

(Our traditional Christmas Episode comes to a traditional conclusion) “And they’re ours.  Rudolph and the Grinch belong to everybody.  But the Christmas Wolves are Kekionga’s.” Nobody had much to say to that . And so there, Iowa thought.  Logic, mythic … Continue reading

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christmas wolves, part 4

(The discussion of Kekionga’s official Christmas story continues in part 4 of the Christmas Episode.) “My guess,” said another voice, deep and with some kind of weird lilting accent Iowa could never quite identify, “is that the historical models were … Continue reading

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christmas wolves part 3

(Every traditional Christmas story is open to debate … the traditional Kekionga Christmas story continues) Clap. Clap. Clap.  Iowa heard the “slow clap” applause behind her and didn’t even have to turn around to know who it was. “Very nice, … Continue reading

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christmas wolves part 2

(Our Kekionga Christmas story continues.) “I can’t believe you’ve never heard of the Christmas Wolves.” Iowa was slightly amazed.  “It must really be a local thing.” “Sorry, never heard of them,” Jack replied, shrugging in an embarassed sort of way.  … Continue reading

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christmas wolves, part one

(Part one of our classic Kekionga Christmas Episode, the story of the Christmas Wolves.) Iowa Ginsberg walked through downtown Kekionga, enjoying the weekend-before-Christmas holiday atmosphere with the glorious smug relief of someone who had finished her last exam yesterday.  Finals … Continue reading

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public holiday decorations in kekionga

(The second introduction to the classic Kekionga Holiday Episode, which really does start tommorrow.) Yes. In Kekionga, they’d be wolves. One of the topiaries on the courthouse square in Kekionga. Starting tomorrow: Christmas Wolves.

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on public holiday decorations

(Our annual holiday daily blog begins again, with the introduction to the Official Kekionga Christmas Episode.) These photographs were taken last year, when the powers that be in our town in Northwest Indiana decided, for reasons best known to themselves, … Continue reading

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happy buddha grape! the blog returns!

The blog reappears to say we are sorry there has not been a blog and try to explain why.  The reason there has not been a blog is because we have had Technical Difficulties.  So many Technical Difficulties.  You do … Continue reading

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happy thanksgiving: handprint turkey in flight

Just a brief note to let you know that I did not forget to draw my annual handprint turkey for you this year, and to wish my blogsters, far and near, a happy American Thanksgiving. Yes, turkeys can fly, or … Continue reading

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scary apples

I’ve made up my mind.  I’m going to buy an iPad and install Procreate on it and use an Apple Pencil to draw some little doodle comics. I’m not planning to replace my natural media cartooning– I bleed wet ink … Continue reading

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