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Category Archives: art and culture
the long awaited return of mr. rock!
I did not plan for this to happen. For the last three weeks World Headquarters has been all about Health Care- all kinds of Health Care for multiple members of the household. None of it was Covid related, which is … Continue reading
minicomics live: the script, sort of
The first draft, such as it is, of the script. I used 8 of the 10 random words in the seed, or 8 of 12 if you count all the possiblities. Either way, that’s pretty good. I think I am … Continue reading
minicomics live! preliminary hint
Minicomics live is a go! Since this has been a busy morning domestically, there’s been a lot more work than posting done. So while I do some scanning and photographing, here’s a hint to get you started. This is the … Continue reading
minicomics live at space online! this weekend!
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
mr. rock and the giant bug, etc.
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
a truly epic doodle
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
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the mister rock files again
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
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the mister rock files
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
save the doodles– script editing edition
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
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character creation as it happens
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
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