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a map of kekionga and the surrounding countryside

Here is the very first “real” map of Kekionga and the space around it.  It’s simply a more well developed (and inked) version of the final sketch– the map that will appear in Junkyard Moon will be a finished illustration.  … Continue reading

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four favorite maps of imaginary places

As I mentioned yesterday, I am currently wrestling with creating the first “real” maps of Kekionga.  Some will be for my own use in planning future stories and/or shoehorning them into canon, but one will be the centerpiece of the … Continue reading

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mapmaking

Working on the introduction to Junkyard Moon, and have found myself doing something I’ve needed to do since sometime in the mid-90s.  I am making a map of Kekionga.  It’s not going to be cartographically correct, of course– it’s a … Continue reading

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small feather bat on “junkyard moon”

Here’s a very tight closeup photograph of the very tiny drawing of the Small Feather Bat sitting on the mammoth’s hump on the back cover of Junkyard Moon. The original is maybe an inch and a half square.and here is … Continue reading

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junkyard moon cover progress

This week I went to the fair, went to the movies, and took care of essential business.   I ran the scanner and I fiddled with the scans, which is tedious, finicky and nerve wracking.  The blog went to the fair … Continue reading

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“you will not go extinct”

A very useful piece of work was accomplished in the course of the long wrangle over the title and cover design for the book that is now Junkyard Moon.  I generated a long list of potential titles for future projects, … Continue reading

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junkyard moon– cover rough inks

Here’s another collage of photographs of the Junkyard Moon cover in progress.  I’m being brutally honest here– normally nobody outside my inner circle would ever see anything at this particular stage, and even then only if they came into the … Continue reading

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junkyard moon cover pencils

Here’s a collage of photographs of the more-or-less finished pencils for the cover of Junkyard Moon.  Normally, I’d scan them, but they are too big for my desktop scanner. The yellow color and funny angles are a natural result of … Continue reading

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tools for comics covers

The most striking element in the front cover design for Junkyard Moon is, of course, the junkyard moon.  The front cover pencils were held up for a while because the circle I needed on the 10 inch square was too … Continue reading

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cover sketch for junkyard moon

One of the hardest problems to solve in the final Junkyard Moon cover design is Jack’s costume and pose.  Here he is, sitting on the ground next to Iowa’s armchair, with the Professor’s tail sketched in the foreground.  It’s not … Continue reading

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