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The Sketchbook from Heaven

In the past I have written about sketchbooks I have bought that seemed like a good idea at the point of purchase but failed miserably when put into practice. Either the sketchbooks looked handsome on the shelf and proved unwieldy … Continue reading

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Another Spent Sketchbook and Something Learned

This was one of those Strathmore 400 Series Sketchbooks with the wire binding that I prefer. It laid flat; was easy to draw in and was a pleasure to sketch in. It measures 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches making it … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Tina!

Here is this year’s birthday card for Tina. I decided to ape her Friday Five fashion with this one.

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Scarf Boy

A while back the site Stuff White People Like did one of their many lists of objects and activities particular to Caucasians, and one of them was women wearing scarves as a year ’round fashion accessory. I chuckled because I … Continue reading

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It Came From The Sketchbook – The Little Black Book

A few weeks ago I decided to give the What I Like About Comics category a rest and blow the dust off of the It Came From The Sketchbook category shaking loose some of the drawings from sketchbooks I’ve got … Continue reading

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Killing the Sketchbook from Hell

A sketch I did with my favorite indigo blue pencil while sitting at the Ridgeway pool in South Philadelphia this summer. This was the first satisfying sketch I did in the dreaded Sketchbook from Hell!

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Friday Five – Number Five

The fifth in a series creating a collage using five elements.

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Be Good Looking for a Dollar! (Plus Shipping)

Back before the term body dysmorphic disorder was coined, it was perfectly all right to obsess over every imperfection in one’s countenance brought about by the chaos of puberty and the resultant heartbreak of acne. Paragon-like beauty could be had … Continue reading

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The First Computer I Owned

This is a follow-up to I was a PC Before I Was a Mac which I wrote back in May. It was about the first computer I bought which was a PC and not a Mac. I had used a … Continue reading

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Trash or Treasure?

It’s trash day in the neighborhood, and something I found in a neighbor’s pile of refuse has prompted me to create this new category: Trash or Treasure.

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Raining on Raine’s Parade

Last week, I rushed to the defense of Raine Szramski and her time proven choice to use traditional methods in the creation of her art. She had received some unsolicited advice that she should cast aside all of the ancient … Continue reading

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Raine! Raine! Don’t Go Away! or Pigments Versus Pixels

Recently, incredible illustrator and friend of Willceau Illo, Raine Szramski received some unsolicited advice about her art and her technique. She wrote about it on Facebook: I just had someone ask me why I’m bothering to paint my comic by … Continue reading

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Taking the Plunge!

Michael Flanakin is doing something insane for a good cause this weekend. Mr Flanakin will be participating in Tim’s Rivershore Polar Plunge 2011 for the VA Special Olympics. Michael Flanakin found the image to the left and chased me down … Continue reading

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