Monthly Archives: May 2009

Oregon – writing and drawing

Thursday night I spoke at the Willamette Writers meeting in Salem. It was a good time and I had an opportunity to meet lots of new Oregon writers and artists and discuss graphic novels. I attended the Oregon SCBWI conference … Continue reading

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more wagon art…I see a trend

Another page from an abandoned project. But I was happy with the painting and the overall mood. I also liked the line in this drawing. I’ve been putting a lot of effort into keeping a line that looks natural, has … Continue reading

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Diapers are funny.

Things I am learning from my 2, almost 3 year old. You can be always hungry and never want to eat anything. Pink is a good color. Good for “anything”. Planet of the Apes (1968, Dir. by Franklin Schaffner  ) … Continue reading

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Just laying around

Here’s a newish piece that never mad the cut for a project I had in mind. I’m like that it doesn’t have a bright blue sky. It feels windy and blustery. Enough to pick the whole wagon up anyway. Spring, … Continue reading

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