Monthly Archives: September 2013

Note to Self: Lion

A recolored version of an old digital print I would draw differently now, even though it’s just four years later. I’d still keep the crazy wrong directions of the background layers, though, because of how I like it when they … Continue reading

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Pre-animated Sketchbook 1: Re Mi Do Do So

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Animated Sketchbook 1: Re Mi Do Do So

This is just an extremely rough quick series of sketches on the theme of communication failure, all animated in an old-style way. I can animate everything a lot smoother than this, obviously, but time’s an issue these days and it … Continue reading

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IF – Together

This pet monster is a special type of creature known as a fracker, which, as you may remember from Bock’s General History of Dragons, is a beast that burrows way deep in the ground in search of the pitch it … Continue reading

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Sketchbook: Future Style of Destiny Finder

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Fake Book Project: 1963 Signet Paperback

As always, the image is linked to a PDF. So, this one is complicated. First, in my continuing oddball quest to see if I can learn anything from 20th Century mass market paperbacks, I rescued an old Signet from the … Continue reading

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“How to Operate a Book”

In the midst of reading sermons by tech evangelists quoting various “visionaries” and “thought leaders,” all of which is the kind of carnival barking that’s starting to lead my thoughts toward a raid on the fridge, I ran across this … Continue reading

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Fake Book Project: ‘Chet Pardo in The Ice Caves of Saturn’

Clicking on the image opens a PDF. The original page from Tom Swiftand The Asteroid Pirates, 1963. More of what undoubtedly looks like silliness but is really just me figuring out some design issues for future projects. And, yeah, no … Continue reading

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Sketchbook: Sunday Painter

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An Even Older Drawing: Jump Rope Girl

Circa 2002(?). Maybe an idea for a future linocut. Circa 2002 or 2003, I think. Would do itdifferent now, except for the dress.

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Fake Book Project: ‘A Brief History of Perelorn’

Clearly, this is hard to read. Click on the image to open a PDF version. A page from The Story of Oxford, by S.P.B. Mais, 1951 A long time ago, I had to do a quick metal typesetting thing for … Continue reading

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Really Very Old Ancient Drawings

I was looking for prehistoric work stuff when I found this extremely old image on a CD from back when CDs were still a thing. I completely forgot I ever did this drawing and in fact still can’t remember doing … Continue reading

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Imaginary Souvenir: Menu from the Ham Cabin

Just some of that “idle hands are the Devil’s workshop” kind of stuff. Not that I’m ever actually idle. But it seemed like an okay moment in-between being super-busy with other things to draft this silly made-up menu. Your next … Continue reading

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Reconsidering ‘Phlebas’

First attempt at a retro style cover for Iain Banks’s 1987 novel, Consider Phlebas.I chose this one for Illustration Friday this weekbecause the main character’s true identity isoften hidden behind a changeable face. The inspiration, circa 1970.Illustration by Jack Gaughan.

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Sketchbook: Mirror Shot from ‘Paris, Texas’

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