Odds and Ends

Odds and Ends it says. That’s because I’ve posted drawings without current context. These days the context is Pandemic and Social Justice. I give attention to those themes but there’s got to be more going on. The drawings were printed in a state business paper in the early 1990’s. I got paid something but notContinue reading “Odds and Ends”

My Kindle Children’s Book

Its always been my dream to get a book out on kindle and make a zillion dollars wining all awards possible, feted by heads of state, celebrities doors open to the loftiest offices in the land….but it didn’t happen. However, at least I finally got a book up on that site. This was the firstContinue reading “My Kindle Children’s Book”

Buzz Graphic

Remember that cute aphorism, “Life is what happens when you’ve made other plans” That sure is a cute maxim. I hate cute sayings. Another I detest is, “When life gives you lemons make lemonade “. To paraphrase Scrooge, people who offer such pearls of wisdom should be boiled in their own Christmas pudding. If theyContinue reading “Buzz Graphic”

Anatomical correctness

I don’t remember Alex. Might have been a real person. Stream of conscientiousness is a possibility. Astral projection? Not ruling anything out. Its the age of imagination isn’t it? But what more does a sketch of a dog do here than inflict pain on the anal anatomist? All graphics, all images are just tokens whichContinue reading “Anatomical correctness”

The quick sketch

The point in a cartoon or a cartoonish illustration is to be light but convey the central idea. That’s the reason for long conversations with the client, discovering what would make them happy. Sort of like the therapist patient relationship. Often…they don’t know what they want…but when you dig, and you must, you can surpriseContinue reading “The quick sketch”

Free Association

the right of thoughts to randomly associate and gather together. Neither a writer nor illustrator I orbit creativity like the bug around a night light in summer. I remember those nights in Nebraska. There were bugs at night and they loved the lights we set outdoors. Like in the north they put out bird seedContinue reading “Free Association”

Illustration for Something

I’ll see a photo in the NYT and draw it in pen or graphite. I’ve done that for nearly all my life. Its pretty ingrained. That leads to piles of paper renderings of all manner of stuff. There is text too. Stories that were never completed because they morphed like the kiwi plant that’s takenContinue reading “Illustration for Something”