Monthly Archives: July 2009

Something a little different…

I’ll return to regular programming in a day or so…or after comic-con. The Health Care ‘debate’ really confuses me, as it seems to be a lot of smoke and mirrors to defend particular players in an industry that is ripe … Continue reading

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Comic Con 2009

It’s almost the zero-hour. Time to dash for the open doors of Comic-Con. Nothing else quite like it. 3 days of wall-to-wall, kiosk-to-drawing board humanity. And dozens of wildly different height Star Wars Stormtroopers. I have a few surprises and … Continue reading

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Off Topic Sunday – Pepsi Natural

Look, I’m a sucker for slightly odd bottled drinks. Honest Tea, Numi teas, grape soda, blackberry soda, mango-banana-pineapple-tea, the infamous all cane sugar ‘Mexican’ Coke, the Kosher Coke and Pepsi. I try to stay away from soda, but with a … Continue reading

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Picture Book Word Count

How many words SHOULD a picture book have? Obviously there is no RIGHT answer. Editorial and educational trends have sway as does the changing culture, for good and for bad. I used to believe that the downsizing on the number … Continue reading

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Shirts and Summer

Summer. It’s here. Work. Not getting done. Jobs. Piling up. Sun can be seen in the skies above Portland Oregon. (!!) Studio on third floor -VERY- hot. It’s tough to get through everything that needs to be done when summer … Continue reading

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