Tag Archives: mysterious animals and horrible creatures

bud and the bugs from dimension x: last post

And so we come to the end of our stroll down memory lane with the very first Kekionga story. Mr. Spit: more ugsome than a million bugs.  And Josef takes the first of many star turns at the finales of … Continue reading

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bud and the bugs from dimension x: post 8

Returning now to our rereading of the very first Kekionga story, photographed from the original minicomic. Hee! Hoo!  The definitive Mysterious Animal proves to be a Horrible Creature as well, solving Kekionga’s alien bird problem before it even gets a … Continue reading

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drawing of the day in photographs

Scanner malfunction!  So have a drawing of the day post in the form of a photograph.  There’s a bit of wide angle lens distortion that I think rather suits the subject. Call this “Today I Drew a Tapir (More or … Continue reading

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pencil questions

Pencils raise questions.   This detail from a penciled Josef and Anpu panel for another minicomic I am working on raises an essential question: is Anpu essentially a humanoid Animal with Black Ears?  (Also, I am experimenting with a new … Continue reading

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words and pictures 4: release the kraken

“Release the Kraken” Missy?  Can we take the Kraken to the Park?  C’mon, Missy, let’s take the Kraken to the Park.   He likes the slides.  And the swings.  He’ll behave.  I promise. No, the sign only says “no dogs”. … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: double date fail

There’s a story here as old as teenagers and time: the baseline boy with the crooked ears has to babysit his kid sister; the chimera girl with the long fair hair has to watch her little brother. So why not … Continue reading

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drawing of the day: a rocking shrike

It’s a shrike! Regular readers will remember a recent Drawing of the Day post where I speculated that I was in the process of creating a new kind of imaginary sketchbook animal, one with a thick mane or crest of … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: steaming dragon

Most people would say this was a cloud dragon, but I distinctly remember thinking that all the curly spiral forms were steam when I drew them, so a steam dragon it is.  It’s also a honking big steam dragon, if … Continue reading

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anatomy of a drawing of the day: finished

Here’s the finished drawing.  I never put a title on it (there’s not really a good space to letter it in), but I think of it as “The Lifeguard Stand”.  Because no matter how much upholstery I put on it, … Continue reading

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anatomy of a drawing of the day: first inks

As you saw in the previous post, a typical drawing of the day like the one we’re analyzing here is pretty much an automatic drawing.  The first rough was random shapes that suggest figures, the second a drawing that established … Continue reading

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