Monthly Archives: September 2012

Episode 2: Short Story Thursday

It’s that time again. I warned you when I restarted the blogging engine for the autumn that I would be posting short stories that have nowhere else to go except the directory of no-one-is-ever-going-to-see-it. This one is a personal favorite … Continue reading

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Another day…another blog post. What to write about. Why don’t I mention my graphic novel again?! If I don’t do it, who will!? It’s a tough slog to sell a book these days don’t ya know. And since blog content … Continue reading

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You can say it all with stick figures

Don Hertzfeldt’s back with a feature length animated film (or a combo of several shorter films that qualify as a feature for the Academy I guess). Don’s latest appears to definitively place him as the the Terrence Malick of animated … Continue reading

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Cartoon Friday

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Abandon All Hope Ye Who Open This Directory

The graveyards on my computer are always growing. In the ART and WRITING directories on my computer are files that are at best, living in purgatory. Bits and pieces of projects. Stories started and abandoned, illustrations not-quite-ready for whatever they … Continue reading

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Halloween is on the horizon

A cloudy, misty morning here in Oregon brings on the inescapable fact that Halloween is drawing near. So here are two drawings from a revised version of The Thing with No Head, that I’m not sure I will ever complete. … Continue reading

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Rotten Island

One of my favorite picture books, Rotten Island, is hardly a picture book by modern definition (the original was wordy, the interplay between art and picture is mostly illustrative, there is no child protagonist, there’s no way to make a … Continue reading

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