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comics and cartooning

on public holiday decorations (the holiday blog begins again)

(Our annual holiday daily blog begins again, with the introduction to the Official Kekionga Christmas Episode.) These photographs were taken last year, when the powers that be in our town in Northwest Indiana decided, for reasons best known to themselves, … Continue reading

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meet wolf cub lupita!

I’ve been having trouble with a comic about the Moon.  It’s for an anthology with that theme, and you would think that any cartoonist with a major werewolf character would have no trouble writing about the companion planet. (The Professor’s … Continue reading

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doodle festival!

Found myself doing a fair amount of doodling over the weekend.  Doodling gear is highly flexible.  You can doodle any time you have a tool that makes a mark on some kind of surface, and even if you limit yourself … Continue reading

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friday after thanksgiving bonus: handprint turkeydragon creature.

(It’s not Black Friday related!  It is free and you don’t have to go anywhere!)  Yesterday I drew and posted my annual Handprint Turkey.  And then I went to lunch at Steak and Shake– one of the few restaurant chains … Continue reading

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happy thanksgiving, with all the ambiguities, and also plus a traditional craft

Happy Thanksgiving to our readers in the USA, and a vague introduction to an ambiguous US holiday for everyone else.  Thanksgiving can be treated as a reason/excuse for a feast, with or without family (and therefore something you either really … Continue reading

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stan lee (and a color special)

Stan Lee died a few days ago, and since then the internet has been full of tributes, critiques and well considered combinations of the two.  I can’t compete with the thoughtful essays of culture vultures and/or comic book mavens, all … Continue reading

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mister spit on a paper towel/ all hail the doodle

Yesterday I drew Mr. Spit on a paper towel while I was refilling my fountain pen*.  It’s a tiny little drawing, about an inch and a half or so long (the round bits in the background are the absorbent nubs … Continue reading

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real sharks for shark cartooning

I haven’t drawn the Pajama Shark in the last few days*, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been thinking about him, and Friendly Shark characters in general.  And one of the basic approaches to doing animal characters in comics and … Continue reading

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bone joan and the black chicken in inktober

This is probably my favorite Inktober drawing so far.  Bone Joan is an important character in Kekionga’s history, and although she has been referred to any number of times, this is the first time I have actually drawn her.  Bone … Continue reading

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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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