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Doodles are usually pretty small in scale, but last night I put one of the most epic settings of all into doodle form. The sandworm of Arrakis is one of my favorite characters in literature. He’s a McGuffin strong enough … Continue reading
Very sad here for the last day or so, since the news came down the line that Terry Jones has died. Monty Python’s Flying Circus was one of the two central formative influences in my creative life as a teenager, … Continue reading
Just a brief note to let you know that I did not forget to draw my annual handprint turkey for you this year, and to wish my blogsters, far and near, a happy American Thanksgiving. Yes, turkeys can fly, or … Continue reading
On a rainy October morning, late in the second decade of the new century, I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of one of the great figures of the last, Alexei Leonov. Leonov has always been my personal … Continue reading
Yeah, I am old enough to Remember The Moon Landing. I still get asked this occasionally although that’s thinned out a bit recently, as the anniversary approaches. We all remember the Moon landing this week, even if we don’t. An … Continue reading
Rovers/ planetokhody are our science jam around here, and we can only blame the holidays (and their aftermath) for the delay in mentioning that China’s second Jade Rabbit (Yutu) rover is rocking around the Far Side of the Moon and … Continue reading
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
It’s been years since I sent out paper holiday cards, but I just had a brainwave– I could send some electronically via the blog to all my friends and readers! And I had just the images, both taken within the … Continue reading
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