Sketchbook Bonus! San Diego Comic Con 2014

Sketchbook Bonus!  San Diego Comic Con 2014

Sketchbook fills in some blank pages with the San Diego Comic Con 2014!  Sketchbook sees some Cosplay, goes to some panels, stalks Becky Cloonan, tries to make some money for Tyler, catches up on some movies, and FINALLY finishes the […]

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This week in Sketchbook: December 6 – 12

This week in Sketchbook: December 6 – 12

Sketchbook goes swimming, shovels some snow, and has a 4 way Skype call.  Really, its all about the swimming.

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Sketchbook Bonus!  San Diego Comic Con 2014

Sketchbook Bonus! San Diego Comic Con 2014

Sketchbook fills in some blank pages with the San Diego Comic Con 2014!  Sketchbook sees some Cosplay, goes to some […]

Oct 9, 2014     No Comments
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This week in Sketchbook: December 6 – 12

This week in Sketchbook: December 6 – 12

Sketchbook goes swimming, shovels some snow, and has a 4 way Skype call.  Really, its all about the swimming.

Oct 9, 2014     No Comments
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This week in Sketchbook: November 29 – December 5

This week in Sketchbook: November 29 – December 5

Sketchbook watches Thor:The Dark World at the Alamo, has the best day EVER, stuffs its face at Casa Bonita, builds […]

Oct 9, 2014     No Comments
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This week in Sketchbook: November 22 – 28

This week in Sketchbook: November 22 – 28

Sketchbook pulls a rabbit out of a hat, looks for cheap toys, animates a monster smile, throws a paper airplane, […]

Oct 9, 2014     No Comments
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This week in Sketchbook: November 15 – 21

This week in Sketchbook: November 15 – 21

Sketchbook gets emotional with shark-girl, cleans up after the fire, works in the car, watches gymnastics, relaxes with a good […]

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This week in Sketchbook: November 8 – 14

This week in Sketchbook: November 8 – 14

Sketchbook designs some vampires, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., first snow, gymnastics, parking a land shark, and living on whales.

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This week in Sketchbook: November 1 – 7

This week in Sketchbook: November 1 – 7

Sketchbook records the miracle cat, good-bye to a funny boy, thieves with no sense of smell, beware the vortex, Mercy […]

Oct 9, 2014     No Comments
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This week in Sketchbook: October 25 – 31

This week in Sketchbook: October 25 – 31

Sketchbook goes to a grown up Halloween party, Jerrod has a birthday, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, iTunes commercial, Trick […]

Oct 9, 2014     No Comments
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The week in Sketchbook: October 18 – 24

The week in Sketchbook: October 18 – 24

In sketchbook this week the devil is a drummer, Nick and I go on a road trip, Charlotte watches a […]

Oct 9, 2014     No Comments
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The week in Sketchbook: October 11 – 17

The week in Sketchbook: October 11 – 17

This week’s sketchbook goes dancing with stars and minotaurs.  Learning English is hard.  Boot to the head.  Fishing with Grandpa.

Oct 9, 2014     No Comments
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Nick’s WordPress Tour

Nick’s WordPress Tour

I’m showing Nick how our site works. This has been a test…only a test.

Aug 26, 2014     No Comments
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Drawing with Shaylin!

Drawing with Shaylin!

May 10, 2012 – Drawing with Shaylin! A friend of mine, Glenn Kardy,  asked me to teach a “How to […]

May 10, 2014     No Comments
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The Doctor is in…

The Doctor is in…

I watched Doctor Who in Wales when I was a kid.  Tom Baker was the Doctor at the time.  He […]

Nov 23, 2013     No Comments
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Monster Mash part five

Monster Mash part five

Frankenstein in a nightclub! What could go wrong? Besides double-dating with his long-lost Bride? And his best friend getting stoned? […]

Oct 31, 2013     No Comments
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Monster Mash part four

Monster Mash part four

Part one: Monsters in a nightclub! Part two: Awkward silence! Part three: A piercing scream from behind a dark curtain! […]

Oct 30, 2013     No Comments
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Monster Mash part three

Monster Mash part three

Frankenstein’s grumpiest creation gets dragged to a nightclub by a vampire–then finds himself on a double date with The Bride. […]

Oct 29, 2013     No Comments
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Monster Mash part two

Monster Mash part two

Frank’s best buddy, a vampire dressed like Harry Potter, drags him on a blind double-date at some nightclub’s Halloween party—and […]

Oct 28, 2013     No Comments
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Monster Mash part one

Monster Mash part one

On this October 31st, humans and monsters will celebrate All Hallows Eve at a dance club called The Boiler Room. […]

Oct 27, 2013     No Comments
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The week in Sketchbook: October 4-10

The week in Sketchbook: October 4-10

This week’s sketchbook takes you back in time to my grandfather’s childhood. We go to George’s Pizza. Charlotte makes monsters. […]

Oct 11, 2013     No Comments
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The week in Sketchbook: September 27-October 3

The week in Sketchbook: September 27-October 3

This week’s sketchbook takes you on a trip with my family. Jerrod discovers the joy of eating and using paint. […]

Oct 4, 2013     No Comments
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The week in Sketchbook: September 20-26

The week in Sketchbook: September 20-26

This week in sketchbook I draw some more witches.  I go to a little kid’s birthday party at Monkey Joe’s.  […]

Sep 28, 2013     No Comments
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Flies Persist in Persisting …

Flies Persist in Persisting …

When Brian sent me the “Persistence of Flies” story, I think what he wanted was a story in comic form* […]

Sep 27, 2013     No Comments
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Flies persist …

Flies persist …

First thing I noticed in Adam’s art for yesterday’s “The Persistence of Flies,” was that he drew almost no flies. […]

Sep 25, 2013     No Comments
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The Persistence of Flies

The Persistence of Flies

Looking through old notes, I found a single moody paragraph I’d written during a summer vacation in France in 2010.  […]

Sep 24, 2013     No Comments
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Castle!

Castle!

Castle is a TV show with a premise that sounds like a Saturday Night Live skit.  He’s a writer.  She’s […]

Sep 23, 2013     No Comments
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The week in Sketchbook: September 13-19

The week in Sketchbook: September 13-19

In this week’s sketches, I try to draw Billy Crystal.  I get in Halloween mode with the Face Off challenge.  […]

Sep 20, 2013     No Comments
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Star Wars Episode VII!

Star Wars Episode VII!

When the new Star Wars movies were announced, Adam thought of drawing nothing else. He and Brian traded some ideas. […]

Sep 16, 2013     No Comments
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The week in Sketchbook: September 6-12

The week in Sketchbook: September 6-12

This week in the sketchbook, I watch some TV about special effects make-up. I dream about flying to the moon. […]

Sep 13, 2013     No Comments
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Let There Be Dragons

Let There Be Dragons

They aren’t all dragons, not technically. A lot of them are actually wyverns, recognizable by having two feet, not four. […]

Sep 9, 2013     No Comments
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The Daily Show with Jon Stewart!

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart!

Yes…I am one of the Americans that gets most of his news from a snarky show on Comedy Central. (And […]

Sep 3, 2013     No Comments
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The Colbert Report!

The Colbert Report!

  February 27, 2012 – Jeni’s favorite show…The Colbert Report! After taking care of two kids all day, it is […]

Sep 2, 2013     No Comments
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The Crying Sky

The Crying Sky

Even at the end of the world, my brother is still an asshole. Fireballs scream down from a blood-red sky, […]

Jul 29, 2013     No Comments
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RED!

RED!

Sketchbook: February 18, 2012 – Red. Great movie. I still haven’t returned it to Netflix … I have no idea […]

Jul 24, 2013     No Comments
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Contraband, 2053

Contraband, 2053

I probably won’t go to jail, but the data will end up on my permanent record. The algorithms see everything. […]

Jul 16, 2013     No Comments
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Sigh a little more

Sigh a little more

A little meditation on song lyrics to liven things up around here.  Lyrics by William Shakespeare, music by Joss Whedon, […]

Jun 7, 2013     No Comments
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Escape From Agua Venenosa

Escape From Agua Venenosa

Followup to the recent five-part “Thursday, Agua Venenosa.”  Because I had more story in me, and Adam  had more art. […]

Feb 25, 2013     No Comments
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Sketchbook: Agua Venenosa Road Show

Sketchbook: Agua Venenosa Road Show

Adam cut loose on our latest story/art collaboration, drawing more than I could use. So here’s the second bonus all-art […]

Feb 18, 2013     No Comments
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Thursday, Agua Venenosa, part five

Thursday, Agua Venenosa, part five

In which we reach the pulse-pounding conclusion of our futuristic adventure, flouting traffic laws and putting schoolchildren into harm’s way.  […]

Feb 15, 2013     No Comments
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Thursday, Agua Venenosa, part four

Thursday, Agua Venenosa, part four

In which the plot hits the fan.  Sides are chosen, identities are revealed, and violence finally drowns out the innuendo.  […]

Feb 13, 2013     No Comments
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Thursday, Agua Venenosa, part three

Thursday, Agua Venenosa, part three

In which we are given a tour of the high-tech lab, meet more robots, and things begin to go wrong.  […]

Feb 11, 2013     No Comments
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Thursday, Agua Venenosa, part two

Thursday, Agua Venenosa, part two

In which we learn the mad scientist’s secret origin over scrambled eggs and mimosas, amid key bursts of plot exposition.  […]

Feb 9, 2013     No Comments
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Thursday, Agua Venenosa, part one

Thursday, Agua Venenosa, part one

Juarez, Mexico, 2034: A flourishing independent narcostate, where evil scientists set up corporations and industrial spies steal their dark secrets.  […]

Feb 7, 2013     No Comments
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Agua Venenosa 00:  An Artistic Preview

Agua Venenosa 00: An Artistic Preview

Think of this as the trailer for the five-part story that will debut here in two days.  Adam went nuts […]

Feb 5, 2013     No Comments
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Vampire Tarot

Vampire Tarot

Adam again milks inspiration from my tale of romantic desperation. He reframed “She Creates Her Vampire” as a tarot spread.  […]

Jan 31, 2013     No Comments
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She (whimsically) Creates Her Vampire

She (whimsically) Creates Her Vampire

Adam followed up that killer illustration for my melodramatic quasi-vampire story with a more comical perspective.  Behold:  The sitcom variant.  […]

Jan 28, 2013     No Comments
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She Creates Her Vampire

She Creates Her Vampire

“Why would you even want to make a vampire?” I ask her. “They’re not cuddly, mopey kittens, you know.” Madalina […]

Jan 24, 2013     No Comments
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A Good Set …

A Good Set …

I wrote this quick story, inspired by this cartoon I did, which came from a calendar that’s a gag gift […]

Jan 17, 2013     No Comments
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Brian’s Video Debut

Brian’s Video Debut

Every year, my company does a holiday card.  This year, the gimmick was a staff picture that was clickable–you click […]

Jan 11, 2013     No Comments
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Link: What Makes a Hero?

Link: What Makes a Hero?

The “Ted talks” folks post a series of educational videos.  This one’s a terrific summation of Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey, […]

Jan 8, 2013     No Comments
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Makin’ Tracks

Makin’ Tracks

This will be the last of Adam’s winter sketch series, and our last post of a rather late-outta-the-gate 2013. But […]

Dec 29, 2012     No Comments
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S’more Winter Sketchin’

S’more Winter Sketchin’

‘Twas the days after Christmas and all through the site … everything was on auto-pilot, which only seemed right … […]

Dec 27, 2012     No Comments
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Snow Lady

Snow Lady

Adam’s winter sketch-a-palooza continues with two (two!) fabulous entries, but only one ass joke.

Dec 25, 2012     No Comments
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Letting It Snow …

Letting It Snow …

Call it the holiday slowdown. LitSketch will dedicate Christmas week to Adam’s winter sketches, and go drink more egg nog.  […]

Dec 24, 2012     No Comments
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Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt

“For a full year of tinkering in the garage, all Lora’s mom had asked was, “Don’t touch the time machine.” […]

Dec 17, 2012     No Comments
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Verisimilitude

Verisimilitude

“Julia loved her husband, but she knew he wasn’t a talented writer.  She praised where she could, and enjoyed when […]

Dec 10, 2012     No Comments
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The Huntsman’s Star Turn

The Huntsman’s Star Turn

Red Riding Hood & the Huntsman, a sketch that was inspired by that OTHER movie last summer with a huntsman. […]

Dec 5, 2012     No Comments
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Firstborn

Firstborn

“Hanael plummeted into the darkness, the absence of the Divine Presence. As the notion of feathers burned from the inspiration […]

Nov 29, 2012     No Comments
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Demon Babies, good; Spoilers, bad

Demon Babies, good; Spoilers, bad

The back of the sketchbook says to watch for patterns in my thinking.  I think about eating, sleeping and TV. […]

Nov 25, 2012     No Comments
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Sketch-a-day Sketchbook

Sketch-a-day Sketchbook

I’m trying to draw in a sketchbook every day. Last Christmas, Jeni gave me a “One Sketch a Day” sketchbook. […]

Nov 18, 2012     No Comments
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Skyfalling

Skyfalling

Bond 23 grapples with the challenge of doing a more personal film about a character who has no actual personality. […]

Nov 14, 2012     1 Comment
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Family that votes together, ah, gloats together? No …

Family that votes together, ah, gloats together? No …

Your humble bloggers cast their votes today in Iowa and California, two nice states to have done your voting in. […]

Nov 6, 2012     No Comments
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Gypsy Math

Gypsy Math

When I sent “Fogbound” to Adam to maybe do a sketch, he got caught on a throwaway line of dialogue. […]

Nov 6, 2012     No Comments
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Celluloid Stories (October 2012)

Celluloid Stories (October 2012)

I reviewed five movies in from Sept. 28 through Halloween, and only the highly praised “The Master” earned my ire.  […]

Nov 2, 2012     No Comments
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Fogbound (part two)

Fogbound (part two)

Continued from Part One, with another fine sketch from Adam. It’s interesting to get his very immediate take on something […]

Oct 29, 2012     No Comments
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Fogbound (part one)

Fogbound (part one)

A short story in two parts, with illustrations from Adam. Something with just enough weirdness to be suitable for Halloween […]

Oct 25, 2012     No Comments
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Andromeda Moon and the Technobroom Debut

Andromeda Moon and the Technobroom Debut

Two games Adam and I hope to play regularly: In one, I write something, then he illustrates.  That’s not this.  […]

Oct 22, 2012     No Comments
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Return of the, um, Magic

Return of the, um, Magic

So, 355 days later … Didja miss us?  Hello?  A baby (Adam’s), a wedding (mine), and metric tons of dayjob […]

Oct 19, 2012     No Comments
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Ouija

Ouija

In the fourteenth hour, my arms ached so much I couldn’t stop crying. In the twenty-first, I’m too dehydrated to […]

Oct 29, 2011     No Comments
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Batman (Hearts) Gargoyles

Batman (Hearts) Gargoyles

Since Adam is occupied this weekend—Jeni pulled off nature’s greatest trick, and they’re welcoming an amazing treat—I’ve dug suitable Halloween […]

Oct 29, 2011     No Comments
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Heroine Addict 04: Intro to Modesty

Heroine Addict 04: Intro to Modesty

Inauguration of an obsession: A first look at British adventure character Modesty Blaise, an undersung treasure of the thriller genre, […]

Oct 25, 2011     No Comments
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Heroine Addict 03: Tara Chace’s Last Run

Heroine Addict 03: Tara Chace’s Last Run

Greg Rucka’s latest, and probably final, Tara Chase story is a great read—a tense, taut bit of plotting and pacing. […]

Oct 22, 2011     No Comments
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Q & A & A

Q & A & A

Questions, answers and art. Brian decided it’d be more fun to post Adam’s art with forced commentary from the artist. […]

Oct 22, 2011     No Comments
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I-Con Sketches (part two)

I-Con Sketches (part two)

And finally, here’s part two of Adam’s adventures at I-Con, sketching for charity. And for people. People who fund charity. […]

Oct 15, 2011     No Comments
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Heroine Addict 02: A Moodier Mystery

Heroine Addict 02: A Moodier Mystery

After Steig Larsson’s deliberate thrillers, the more organic and emotional writing of fellow Swede Henning Mankell is a marked contrast. […]

Oct 13, 2011     No Comments
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An Early Halloween Treat

An Early Halloween Treat

With Halloween nigh, here’s a supernatural image resulting from an effort to use a charity to get sketches from Adam. […]

Oct 11, 2011     No Comments
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Dislocated

Dislocated

My girlfriend recently observed that nearly all my stories take place in bars. Maybe I have a fictional drinking problem. […]

Oct 11, 2011     No Comments
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Heroine Addict 01: Details, Details …

Heroine Addict 01: Details, Details …

Themed Book Reviews! Starting an autumn series about female-centric thrillers! First, the obvious: Steig Larsson’s Girl Who Did Stuff trilogy […]

Oct 9, 2011     1 Comment
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Different Drum, Different Context

Different Drum, Different Context

More thoughts about songs and writing. A peculiar mistake that nearly derails my point, but I’m saved by a Monkee. […]

Sep 27, 2011     No Comments
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Ninja Falcon: A 24-Hour(ish) Comic

Ninja Falcon: A 24-Hour(ish) Comic

Ninja Falcon: Five randomly selected words combined with sleep deprivation to create Adam’s experiment in 24-hour(ish) comics. A pulse-pounding debut! […]

Sep 25, 2011     No Comments
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Smokey Robinson, Storyteller

Smokey Robinson, Storyteller

One of my favorite writers is Smokey Robinson. He doesn’t write novels or screenplays. But for a great short story […]

Sep 24, 2011     2 Comments
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A Taste of Autumn

A Taste of Autumn

Autumn is here. For Brian, that means the warm, sunny season finally begins in the gloomy Bay Area. In Iowa, […]

Sep 23, 2011     1 Comment
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I-Con 2011 Sketches (part one)

I-Con 2011 Sketches (part one)

On Saturday, I brought paper, pencils, ink, brushes, a light table, a portable dvd player and a bowl for donations. […]

Sep 18, 2011     1 Comment
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Sketching Before I-Con: The New JLA

Sketching Before I-Con: The New JLA

Adam has been emailing me tons of cool sketches as he warms up for I-Con. Recurring theme? The Justice League. […]

Sep 16, 2011     No Comments
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Contagion: Battling the Invisible Villain

Contagion: Battling the Invisible Villain

I’m remiss in my movie reviewing (new job’s kicking my ass), but two recent films have interested me as challenges […]

Sep 14, 2011     2 Comments
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Sketching at I-Con

Sketching at I-Con

A comic convention …. a fast (and friendly!) professional artist doing inexpensive sketches … and donating the money to charity.  […]

Sep 13, 2011     3 Comments
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Funny Vader

Funny Vader

So this is how my night went… 6:18 I get a text from Brian that says, “You should draw Vader screaming […]

Sep 2, 2011     6 Comments
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Long Walk to the Big City

Long Walk to the Big City

Brian:  Here’s a monologue I did while working out larger ideas. It came out indebted to a Neil Gaiman comic, […]

Aug 25, 2011     2 Comments
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Sketchbook: Improvising Aquagirl

Sketchbook: Improvising Aquagirl

Adam: This was for my cousin Jill. Because she’d just learned to scuba, she requested “Aquagirl.” I’d drawn Aquagirl for […]

Aug 24, 2011     1 Comment
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On Writing: Just Do It … But Smartly

On Writing: Just Do It … But Smartly

Brian: More thoughts on the challenge of writing, and Adam motivating himself to draw outside the scope of paying work. […]

Aug 22, 2011     No Comments
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Witch Aces

Witch Aces

Adam: I was looking at the nose art on WW2 airplanes and starting to imagine the art coming to life […]

Aug 21, 2011     No Comments
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