Tag Archives: the creative process

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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meet wolf cub lupita!

I’ve been having trouble with a comic about the Moon.  It’s for an anthology with that theme, and you would think that any cartoonist with a major werewolf character would have no trouble writing about the companion planet. (The Professor’s … Continue reading

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the martian toy camera

Sometimes a lens can give you more than a field of view– it can give you a change in perspective.   So can a change in your work process– you could try automatic writing, or automatic drawing.  Or automatic photography? One … Continue reading

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shark in the park

There’s a shark in the park, but that’s no a problem when it’s a Pajama Shark.  My first thought on seeing these two little drawings of Thresher was that he had sort of a Goofus and Gallant thing going on: … Continue reading

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pajama shark week! possum

And it’s a comic!  A Friendly Shark comic is about a friendly shark, but the shark needs somebody to talk to or there isn’t going to be anything in those speech balloons (if there are going to be speech balloons … Continue reading

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pajama shark week! watchman

Who watches the watchman?  You don’t have to worry so much as usual about the answer to that question when the watchman is a Friendly Shark.  Someone told me once that in Japan a character carrying a lantern on a pole … Continue reading

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pajama shark week! flying carpet

Thresher explores his mystical side while riding on a flying carpet and consulting his crystal orb.  None of this stuff is likely to end up in the finished comic (not that I know what form that is going to take), … Continue reading

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pajama shark week! balancing act

It’s not just Shark Week a few weeks late– it’s Pajama Shark Week, our own week dedicated to drawings of Thresher the Pajama Shark.  He’s, well, a shark that wears pajamas (and a hoodie), and he’s my own contribution to … Continue reading

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pajama shark week! (ghost rabbit)

I know Official Shark Week was a couple of weeks ago.  But as regular readers of this blog know, I was inspired during that epic Week of watching shark documentaries and reading shark comics to work up an accidental sketchbook … Continue reading

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zebra philosophy

I think we all sometimes feel like the only zebra on a colorful cosmic carousel where everyone else is a horse. And art is the funhouse mirror that lets a zebra look at its own tail.

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