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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
One of the behind the scenes projects I have been working on is the launch of a special Instagram feed just for my comics and drawings. See drawings of the day, panels and pages from comics, doodles, work-in-progress sketches, and … Continue reading
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
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
The first post of the new year, reflecting the last events of the old: Thin moon at twilight, Pruning the Japanese maple. I’m in a haiku. On Pruning Maples Pruning the Japanese maple At twilight, under a crescent moon. I’m … Continue reading
(Our now traditional post for Christmas night, an invented-on-the-spot bit of Kekionga folklore, originally posted in 2013.) One Christmas night we got home late from spending the holiday out of town. Our dog sitter left the Japanese lantern on beside … Continue reading
(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
(Every traditional Christmas story is open to debate … the traditional Kekionga Christmas story continues) Clap. Clap. Clap. Iowa heard the “slow clap” applause behind her and didn’t even have to turn around to know who it was. “Very nice, … Continue reading
(Our Kekionga Christmas story continues.) “I can’t believe you’ve never heard of the Christmas Wolves.” Iowa was slightly amazed. “It must really be a local thing.” “Sorry, never heard of them,” Jack replied, shrugging in an embarassed sort of way. … Continue reading
(Part one of our classic Kekionga Christmas Episode, the story of the Christmas Wolves.) Iowa Ginsberg walked through downtown Kekionga, enjoying the weekend-before-Christmas holiday atmosphere with the glorious smug relief of someone who had finished her last exam yesterday. Finals … Continue reading