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Author Archives: Pam Bliss
One of the behind the scenes projects I have been working on is the launch of a special Instagram feed just for my comics and drawings. See drawings of the day, panels and pages from comics, doodles, work-in-progress sketches, and … Continue reading
This blog supports the ancient institution of the doodle. I certainly respect deliberate doodling, as a form of art practice, diary keeping, creative development, or meditation. But the doodles I am saving here are the boredom doodles, the thinking about … Continue reading
This guy is only a few hours old– he’s very sophisticated for his age, just ask him. You may have to wait for the reply. I have no idea what his voice is like; he may even end up being … Continue reading
Very sad here for the last day or so, since the news came down the line that Terry Jones has died. Monty Python’s Flying Circus was one of the two central formative influences in my creative life as a teenager, … Continue reading
The first post of the new year, reflecting the last events of the old: Thin moon at twilight, Pruning the Japanese maple. I’m in a haiku. On Pruning Maples Pruning the Japanese maple At twilight, under a crescent moon. I’m … Continue reading
(Our now traditional post for Christmas night, an invented-on-the-spot bit of Kekionga folklore, originally posted in 2013.) One Christmas night we got home late from spending the holiday out of town. Our dog sitter left the Japanese lantern on beside … Continue reading
Our annual Christmas Eve post, featuring the drawing of the day from December 24th, 2009. This little creature in his cave, looking out into a wintry landscape, will always make me think of Christmas Eve. Here’s hoping you will find … Continue reading
(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
(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