Category Archives: photography

halloween, two weeks later– a 15 minute fiction

Hey, look at the illustration for my Halloween story! Halloween was two weeks ago.  It’s the middle of November and the snow plow just went through. But the spiders on the porch caught a Horsehead Skeleton!  It’s an archetypical Local … Continue reading

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“this halloween in Kekionga” : our classic holiday episode

(It has been quite an October.  Inktober took a lot out of me, and some other stuff was happening too.  The blog will be back to its usual abnormal normal soon. But today, as the early darkness gathers around us … Continue reading

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picture-poem chipmunk day with hulk

Took the Hulk with me (in my head, at least) when I went out with the camera on a sunny summer day, and ended up photographing (mostly) chipmunks.  Hulk made some poems that weren’t quite haiku.  First, his introduction: Summer … Continue reading

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being serene on deadline

Anybody else on deadline?  I’m on deadline.  I hope to have some images for you next week from the three (count ’em, three) projects I have on the drawing board right now, but for the moment nothing is fit to … Continue reading

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it’s fall in kekionga

A few years ago, Moose found this photograph in a cardboard box at a yard sale, and it has been hanging on her bulletin board ever since.    Many years from now, when she thinks of her hometown, this will … Continue reading

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polar vortex special, part 2

They used to call it a “cold snap”, or tell us, in the voice of sage old sayings that “as the days begin to lengthen, the cold begins to strengthen”.  As February nears and the sap starts to rise in … Continue reading

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a rover from mars

There are rovers on Mars (and on the dark side of the Moon), but we have a rover from Mars active in our backyard.  At least we call him the Martian … he’s officially all grown up now, and very, … Continue reading

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happy new year on the eighth

First of all, Happy New Year from Kekionga, home of the Famous Drawing of the Day, now entering its eleventh year (I think) or maybe its 12th. On New Year’s Eve last year (!) I drew you this peaceful late night … Continue reading

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new drawing tools for the new year

My resistance to the TWSBI Eco fountain pen is very low.  This is a well known fact to anyone who reads this blog.  Luckily for me, and for anyone who likes my drawings, an Eco habit isn’t a bad one … Continue reading

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christmas wolves, part four

(The discussion of Kekionga’s official Christmas story continues in part 4 of the Christmas Episode.) “My guess,” said another voice, deep and with some kind of weird lilting accent Iowa could never quite identify, “is that the historical models were … Continue reading

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