Tag Archive: General

Jan
20
2009

Obama’s Spider-Man Reference?

While the current Obama/Spider-Man buzz making the rounds is Marvel’s (supposedly pretty ham-handed) “guest appearance” by Obama in a current Spider-Man issue, here’s something a bit more subtle that recently caught my eye.  Last Sunday’s Parade Magazine newspaper insert contained a contained a letter/essay from Obama to his children entitled “What I Want for You …

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Dec
27
2008

Cartoonists’ Christmas/Holiday Cards I’ve Received

Tom Spurgeon over at ComicsReporter.com has posted a selection of holiday cards he’s received from cartoonists and I thought maybe with my Christmas traveling wrapped up I’d do the same.  He’s already got J. Chris Campbell’s card posted, but I’ll repost here just in case.  Starting off, I’ll highlight the most impressive card I’ve received …

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Nov
19
2008

A Proposal: No More “Obama as F.D.R” Images, Please

The comparisons between Barack Obama and F.D.R. are obvious: a president taking office during a severe finanacial crisis who will likely institute a large government infrastructure-building program as part of the way out.  So, you can’t really blame folks for capitalizing on this visually.   On the other hand, these images seem to be nearing the …

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Nov
05
2008

Father/Daughter Halloween Costume: Luke & Yoda

This is easily my most half-assed Halloween costume of recent years–but, hey, what can I tell ya?  I’m keeping pretty busy these days and I don’t have the time I used to have available to construct elaborate Halloween costumery.   In this case, I just managed to find an almost-matching top and bottom that I thought …

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Nov
05
2008

Congratulations, Obama Supporters

“The most important thing that Barack Obama brings to the presidency is his willingness to reason.” –  Amartya Sen, Nobel Prize–winning economist

Nov
04
2008

Go Vote!

(bumper sticker courtesy Michael Cho)

Sep
24
2008

Building a Cheap “Frame” for Original Comics Art

I’ve occasionally been asked to display some of my artwork in gallery shows or similar situations and this always poses some problems for comics art.  A page of original art can’t just be hung on the wall like a painting; it requires some sort of frame.  The problem, though, is that getting art framed can …

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Jun
10
2008

Mad Magazine’s Potrzebie on Google

If you use Google, (and who the heck doesn’t?) you may know that it features a calculator that can convert between various units of measure. If, for example, you search for “pints to quarts,” Google will return the correct conversion, in this case, “1 US pint = 0.5 US quarts.” But here’s something funny I …

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Mar
05
2008

D&D Drawings – Gary Gygax R.I.P.

Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons died today. I should be (but refuse to be) ashamed of the amount of time I spent as a youngster playing Dungeons & Dragons. Like a lot of folks my age, I became interested in the game well before I was old enough to really play it. Fortunately, …

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Dec
31
2007

Welcome, Marion Keith Towle

 Born in the early hours of Saturday, December 29th, weighing 7 lbs 7oz.

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