Tag Archives: the creative process

work in progress -should the grass be green?

Appropriately for March, I have gotten a wild March hare of an idea to make one of those convention banners that roll up into a handy little case that doubles as its own stand.  Everybody else has one, right?  So … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: a stressful interview

In which the cartoonist, on the left, endures a brisk, silent talking-to from his/her Muse.  “I don’t care how much you have going on in other parts of your life, creative and otherwise,” the Muse shouts telepathically and in boldface, … Continue reading

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replacement possums

Finishing the “finished” art has been delayed because it turns out I had to replace two of the possums.  This is a thing that happens.  Sometimes you just have to replace your possums. Here are the replacement possums, ready to … Continue reading

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today

Today in the studio: bright lights, small comics. This project *will* be finished today! The art, anyway. (Lenka black and white from the new iPod touch.)

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mystery drawings

These are the base drawings for my experimental story for the Oh, Comics! anthology this year.  Any guesses as to what is going to be going on in Kekionga this week? And why are there two different versions of whatever … Continue reading

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handprint turkey 2017

Ten Things To Do After You Put the Turkey In the Oven on Thanksgiving Day: 1) Sharpen all the knives.  Not just the carving knives, but the little knives and the choppers as well.  You have the sharpening gear out … Continue reading

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an adorable cretaceous pet

Back before I got my first corgi, my inner life was full of imaginary pets.  Not just dogs, but tame foxes, wolves, crows, hedgehogs, armadillos and giant fruit bats.  And of course, since  imagination is cheap, I also kept dragons, … Continue reading

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great titles from an unusual source

Need to lighten your day?  Maybe with the possibility of being enlightened as well?  Are you interested in the whole complex (and frustrating) creative issue of titling?  Have you ever agonized over a title for something you’ve created?  Or wondered … Continue reading

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animal week: a marvelous mandrill

Yes, the animals at the zoo were amazing enough that their week has expanded beyond the dictionary definition of the word.  And the animal that I found most amazing to photograph was this young mandrill.   He was indoors in … Continue reading

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bottlecaps! design work in progress

Hard at work on, among other things, a minicomic about bottlecaps.  In this comic, I am going to have to draw a lot of bottlecaps. Not wanting to get into weird copyright issues, and because it is more fun to … Continue reading

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