Category Archives: art and culture

it’s inktober again!

Where have I been all week, you may ask.  Getting started on Inktober, among other things.  For those who might not be familiar, Inktober is a worldwide art project where artists take on the challenge of making a finished drawing … Continue reading

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the martian toy camera

Sometimes a lens can give you more than a field of view– it can give you a change in perspective.   So can a change in your work process– you could try automatic writing, or automatic drawing.  Or automatic photography? One … Continue reading

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(pajama) shark of the season

Happy Autumnal period!  It’s hard to define the beginning of fall in the Northern Hemisphere, at least until the first of October makes it “official”.  But there’s always a weekend in September when the days getting shorter, the crickets slowing … Continue reading

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poem about a (shark-shaped) pencil case

Disappointment on seeing a “shark-shaped” pencil case. Not shaped much like a shark. Not a very good pencil case. I think I will buy the one I saw on eBay. My shark is swimming here from China. I wrote this … Continue reading

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omg! a wartburg!

Seriously. OMG!  A WARTBURG  just pulled into the parking lot at a Chinese buffet in Indiana.  Sorry for yelling, but seriously.  A Wartburg. (Actually, at the time, I did not yell. I just said “Hello!” on seeing it, and “excuse me” to … Continue reading

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spam spam spam, etc.

No, not unwanted mass emails or phone calls.  Real actual SPAM.  Shiny foil wrapped SPAM, in fact. But wait, you may ask– doesn’t SPAM come in a can?  In fact, isn’t SPAM famous for coming in a can?  Yes it … Continue reading

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aretha franklin

It was a week ago today that Aretha Franklin died.  By now we’ve all read a lot, and heard a lot, and even though her own voice speaks for itself if anything does, it still seems right to make a … Continue reading

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pajama shark week! possum

And it’s a comic!  A Friendly Shark comic is about a friendly shark, but the shark needs somebody to talk to or there isn’t going to be anything in those speech balloons (if there are going to be speech balloons … Continue reading

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pajama shark week! watchman

Who watches the watchman?  You don’t have to worry so much as usual about the answer to that question when the watchman is a Friendly Shark.  Someone told me once that in Japan a character carrying a lantern on a pole … Continue reading

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pajama shark week! flying carpet

Thresher explores his mystical side while riding on a flying carpet and consulting his crystal orb.  None of this stuff is likely to end up in the finished comic (not that I know what form that is going to take), … Continue reading

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