Category Archives: art and culture

down on the farm

(This blog post was developed by a National Worm Expert.) Oh, those worms, those magical, magical worms: eating their magic worm food then falling asleep in their magic worm bedding, safe down on the Magic Worm Farm.  Keeps (magical) worms … Continue reading

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“happy buddha bud”, the new cover

The new cover for Happy Buddha Bud is finished, and the reprints are printed and even partway folded.  This is one of the most important stories in the Kekionga canon*, and one of my all time favorites.  I’m very excited … Continue reading

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i have not been mentioning the weather (until now)

So far this spring, I have been pretty much alone in the circle of North American internet media producers in not mentioning the weather even once that I remember.   But we have been having some weather here– not as much … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: black winter coat

Ah, the hideous persistence of the Winter Coat.  When I made this drawing more than a month ago, I was pretty sure I was looking at the last weeks, maybe even the last days, of my own Winter Coat for … Continue reading

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japanese maple: early spring

To the Japanese maple in the backyard, whose leaves are among my favorite symbols for various concepts: Not-a-haiku* Japanese maple, waiting time of year when last year’s leaves are almost finished and this year’s leaves haven’t happened. (*I have a … Continue reading

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on naming owls

Edison, Kekionga’s Radio Inventor, has been lurking around the edges of the cast for a while, taking part in stories yet to be drawn and making one cameo appearance a year or two ago.  He is finally appearing in continuity … Continue reading

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the return of the ’70s

If you, like me, actually lived through the 1970s, or if you have an interest in (fascination with?) the culture of that decade, you certainly remember Telly Savalas.  If you don’t, he was a bald actor of Greek extraction who … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: a stressful interview

In which the cartoonist, on the left, endures a brisk, silent talking-to from his/her Muse.  “I don’t care how much you have going on in other parts of your life, creative and otherwise,” the Muse shouts telepathically and in boldface, … Continue reading

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social media shark

A social media shark made his first appearance yesterday on my Instagram: IKEA shark in its native habitat. #shark #sharks #toy #toys #stuffedanimal #yellow #bag #pillow #store #ikea #ikeashark #phonecamera #ipodtouch And then he popped up, in a different pose, on my personal Facebook in a shout out to his place of … Continue reading

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thaw/fog

The pattern of freeze and thaw as Midwestern winter is (slowly) ending yields a particular beauty made of old snow, bare trees, puddles and fog. A while ago, I got a new iPod Touch and loaded onto it the latest … Continue reading

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