Tag Archives: drawing

save the doodles! lacy placemat drawings

As part of our ongoing “save the doodles” project, here are three authentic placemat drawings.  These images are from the greatest modern tool for saving the doodles, the smartphone camera.  If you are out with a square crowd who will … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day– night badger

You’ve heard of Christmas in July?  Well, welcome to Halloween in April. I started this drawing with the eyes, the ears and the costume, and the subject was pretty clearly attended to be either a humanoid vampire bat or a … Continue reading

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lucky drawings and their titles

Work, work, work, work. Oh, hello, blogkateers.  How kind of you to stop by to find out whether I have been frozen solid in an ice storm or blown into Michigan in a windstorm since last we met.  I appreciate … Continue reading

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meet the java cats! (drawing of the day color special)

One class of iconic characters that has never made its way into Kekionga canon (which of course is built out of all the character archetypes I can think of) is the aquatic humanoid.  There are definitely some water beings out … Continue reading

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placemat drawings and universal questions

With all due respect to the classics, this answer is “29”, which is also a pretty nice number. (Assuming I am counting right.  You’ll tell me if I’m not.) (Placemat drawing, Steak and Shake, 2/12/19. “Q: How many spirit rocks … Continue reading

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kekionga characters from a new story

Last week, during the Polar Vortex,  finished my first real story in a while.  The final version will appear in the OH Comics! anthology later this year.  The subject matter will remain a surprise, but it’s a Kekionga story and … Continue reading

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a cast in search of a western: drawing of the day

One of the things that sometimes emerges in a “lucky” drawing of the day is a cast of characters for a very strange comic.  (A lucky drawing is one that is not only automatic/unplanned, but also lacks pencil underdrawing; it’s … Continue reading

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revisit vocabulary words with anpu!

“Psychopomp” is a technical term in religion and folklore studies– a psychopomp is a religious (or mythological or folkloric or supernatural) figure who guides a spirit or soul to the afterlife.  I once knew this word fairly well, but as … 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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