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It’s been a long time since the last Minicomics Live, but I’ve been inspired to try it again as part of SPACE On-Line this weekend. Yes, the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo, one of our very favorite cons, has … Continue reading
Not everybody knew at the beginning that Mr. Rock really is a plastic action figure, about a foot tall, the size of a Barbie doll or an original GI Joe. It was part of his original concept in my head, … Continue reading
Doodles are usually pretty small in scale, but last night I put one of the most epic settings of all into doodle form. The sandworm of Arrakis is one of my favorite characters in literature. He’s a McGuffin strong enough … Continue reading
The crisis productivity level has risen slightly. (I created the bare bones of a workable magic system last week! And wrote a minicomic about the entire history of the world!) But what actually gets done is Mr. Rock cartoons. Like … Continue reading
What am I doing in these troubled times? Loafing around on social media, glomming on to a random image that calls to be in a strange way, and spending way too much time turning the central figure into a character … 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