Monthly Archives: November 2010

NASA makes geeks happy around the world

“That’s Earth? We travel 3 zapillion miles and the so called ‘most powerful’ country on the planet can’t even get it together enough to offer healthcare to its citizens…let’s get back to GujKhcbdghakville.” What exactly will NASA announce at their … Continue reading

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Another Thing about No Heads

Here’s two more sample pages from a black and white version of The Thing with No Head. The color image below is an older painting from a full color version I was working on. Both projects use the redesigned Thing … Continue reading

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Commercial Instincts

The term Commercial Instincts has come up quite a bit lately. Across 2 or 3 days the term popped up 7 or 8 times. Almost as often as the word “donut’” and the sentence “I’m so glad the elections are … Continue reading

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New books and some not so new

I’m really excited to be able to start talking about some of the new books I am working on. Some of them won’t be out for 2 years, but that’s the magic of the printing business. I am putting the … Continue reading

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Ursula K. Le Guin

I wasn’t a reader. I wasn’t a writer. I drew pictures. Teachers always thought I was a reader. I suppose because I talked so much. I had to be getting it from somewhere, right? But I wasn’t. I was too … Continue reading

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