Category Archives: Kenneth Patchen

Kenneth Patchen

Here is a nice collection of Kenneth Patchen’s picture poems I recently discovered. Ore more percisely rediscovered online. I have almost all his books in various printings, and brought this record back with me from my visit to Minnesota. (Yikes! … Continue reading

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Inspirations outside your comfort zone

I’ve been inspired in my work by radically different artists. I admire many graphic designers because of the clarity of their communication, some cartoonists I admired because of their fussiness and looseness. I love some painters because of the emotion … Continue reading

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I’ll never be as good as…

I wish I could draw like Ronald Searle did. I wish I cold tell stories like Stephen King. I wish I could paint like Howard Pyle. I wish I could draw like Walt Kelly. I wish I could write like … 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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