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Tag Archives: writers and artists
stan lee (and a color special)
Stan Lee died a few days ago, and since then the internet has been full of tributes, critiques and well considered combinations of the two. I can’t compete with the thoughtful essays of culture vultures and/or comic book mavens, all … Continue reading
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It was a week ago today that Aretha Franklin died. By now we’ve all read a lot, and heard a lot, and even though her own voice speaks for itself if anything does, it still seems right to make a … Continue reading
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hulk go “small press and alternative comics expo”
Big room full comics: Man in hat draw Hulk picture. Use “artistic license”. Today’s Hulk-ku (a real proper one this time) was inspired by this years SPACE show, another wonderful gathering of the small press clans presided over, as always, … Continue reading
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drawing of the day color special: a ballet of flying foxes
This one has an obvious inspiration: the wonderful ballet drawings of Edward Gorey, specifically the story called The Gilded Bat. I could not be less interested in the ballet myself, but these drawings always make me wish I was, and … Continue reading
best of the drawing of the day: bench
Back in September, I did a warm up to Inktober where I drew a drawing every day that had a piece of furniture in it. “Bench” is one of my favorites. The figure’s face, the inking style, and the big … Continue reading
question of the day!
This beautiful little watercolor by Beatrix Potter, an illustration for her story “The Tale of the Pie and the Patty Pan”, raises a question worthy of deep consideration, particularly for small dogs and those of us who have the souls … Continue reading
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In the interest of promoting what I think is one of the best (and, in this country at least, most underrated) places to find good use of the English language, it’s time for Football Talk. First of all, we’re talking … Continue reading
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This blog was deeply saddened last night to hear of the passing of Martin Landau, that most elegant of genre (and non genre) actors. And this blogger is not ashamed to admit that she had a long term crush on … Continue reading
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best of the drawing of the day: monumental
(This is the follow up to the last post with the great C.C. Beck art in it, which you really should go back and look at if you haven’t already. It’s much better than anything an otter could draw.) Iowa, … Continue reading
cc beck and captain marvel
The major artistic inspiration for Kekionga is the original Fawcett Captain Marvel, and especially the work of C.C. Beck. So why not spend the weekend with a couple of beautiful Beck drawings of the big Red Cheese, both of which … Continue reading