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Doodles on the Couch

I’m back to doodling on the couch in an inexpensive but halfway decent sketchbook and watching my favorite streaming channel Tubi. Yes, Tubi is supported by advertising, but the commercials are a lot less obtrusive than the other streamers and … Continue reading

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Chambers of Commerce – Eat, Drink and Be Merry!

Long before fine dining in Philadelphia took place in makeshift shacks made of forklift palette wood and plastic tarpaulins haphazardly situated on the pavements and streets outside of the actual brick-and-mortar restaurants, people read newspapers. They were actual newsprint newspaper … Continue reading

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Chambers of Commerce – Get a Tattoo!

Back when tattoos were still novel and newspapers had readers and thus advertising revenue and thus budgets to hire freelance artists, I did this cartoon for The Philadelphia Daily News. My illustrations accompanied an article entitled Chambers of Commerce which … Continue reading

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DUCKWORK April 1981

Embedded below is a PDF of the April 1981 edition of DUCKWORK which was CREATED FOR THE PHILADELPHIA COLLEGE OF ART COMMUNITY. It was a newspaper put together by PCA students for PCA students, and I found a pile of … Continue reading

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Another One Bites the Dust

I finally finished off the juvenile sketchbook that I hoped would have the same magic as the Sketchbook from Heaven, but sadly, it did not. It wasn’t the worst sketchbook I ever carried, but at $3.00 for 150 sheets, you … Continue reading

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Dick Blick Licked

I’ve put another sketchbook to rest. I’ve had this one for a while. I bought it from Dick Blick back in 2012. I think I bought it because I thought an 8 inch by 10 inch pad would be a … Continue reading

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The Concert Stud Variations

When I was assembling the various vector pieces of my Grandma Went to Altamont illustration in Affinity Designer, I was figuring out what my characters looked like as I went along. I had a vague image in my head of what … Continue reading

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Watching the Detectives

Last week I had published my Szpieg or Polish Spy illustration that I produced in the superlative vector art and design program Affinity Designer. My original intention was to produce an illustration similar to the pulp magazines from the 1930s … Continue reading

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Szpieg

After my Grandma Went to Altamont illustrations that I produced in Affinity Designer, I was looking for a new subject matter to put the program and myself to the test. Originally I wanted to do an old-time, pulp magazine cover similar … Continue reading

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Grandma went to Altamont

This cartoon is an effort to see what I could do with Affinity Designer and as a reaction to cliches that people, particularly lazy writers, hold near and dear. Grandmother. Granny. Grandma. Gam-gam. The term is used to evoke the image of … Continue reading

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The Bikers Three

The fellows above are part of a crowd scene which features the flower children I posted the other day. The crowd is part of a larger, fairly complex illustration which is taking forever, but the smaller elements like this trio … Continue reading

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American Gothic

I’m still plugging away on the vector illustration I’ve written about before, and I’m still cobbling it together as I go along. I had always planned that this composition would involve a crowd. I thought I could cheat it with … Continue reading

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Work in Progress

I’m still working on the vector illustration that I’ve written about recently, and it’s proving to be more involved than I originally thought it would be. I’ve been designing monsters which come to me more easily than what I am … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview

I was hoping to have another vector illustration ready for Willceau Illo this week, but this is proving to be somewhat more complicated than my two-headed monster from last week and the Atomic Warrior from the week before. There are … Continue reading

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