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Here is part three of my sketch comic Ducks, with maybe one more part to go.  
For parts one and two, and more info, go: here.

Here is part three of my sketch comic Ducks, with maybe one more part to go.  

For parts one and two, and more info, go: here.

I had a little time so I drew this silly comic about Shane.  COME BACK SHAAYYYNNEEEE  Marian should have hit that

I had a little time so I drew this silly comic about Shane.

COME BACK SHAAYYYNNEEEE

Marian should have hit that

Well now who among us would not enjoy the 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue?

 A
          DICTIONARY
             OF
BUCKISH SLANG, UNIVERSITY WIT,
            AND
     PICKPOCKET ELOQUENCE.

Well now who among us would not enjoy the 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue?

 A
          DICTIONARY
             OF
BUCKISH SLANG, UNIVERSITY WIT,
            AND
     PICKPOCKET ELOQUENCE.

octopuspiecomic:

http://www.octopuspie.com/2014-01-22/636-are-you-ready/

Happy 2014 all! Octopus Pie is BACK!

I tried to go back and find a comic that was a good jumping point, but that is hard when  a comic goes back many years.  This is the start of the current storyline, which is as good as any.

but-

I would like you to go to Octopus Pie if you haven’t yet, and read it.  Go back, back, and then move forward through the archives.  Meredith has just been blowing me away with her stellar writing and characterizations, lots of nuance and honesty and humour, and one of the only comics I read that nails some truths of being part of a current 20-something generation.  It’s a great comic, a really great comic.  Don’t you let me down, reader.

Here is part two of the sketch comic Ducks, about my time in the oil sands. If you missed it, here is part one.  
There will be another one or two to tighten the theme of what we are getting at and finish the idea.  These comics- I make them in this rigid sketch form to test how I feel and what I choose, telling those stories, both with an audience and with myself.
Life there is different for lots of people, again, these are just my experiences alone. This comic story happens to pull together a few incidents that are uncommonly sad in my mind compared to everyday life, but have stuck with me a long time. Again, names and things are changed.

Here is part two of the sketch comic Ducks, about my time in the oil sands. If you missed it, here is part one.  

There will be another one or two to tighten the theme of what we are getting at and finish the idea.  These comics- I make them in this rigid sketch form to test how I feel and what I choose, telling those stories, both with an audience and with myself.

Life there is different for lots of people, again, these are just my experiences alone. This comic story happens to pull together a few incidents that are uncommonly sad in my mind compared to everyday life, but have stuck with me a long time. Again, names and things are changed.

While researching something else, I came upon this set of charming photos by the Rev. L.O. Taylor of Memphis, preserved by The Center for Southern Folklore.  I feel like they are a place worth looking more into.
Here is their website, looks like they go good work, including more from Rev. Taylor.

While researching something else, I came upon this set of charming photos by the Rev. L.O. Taylor of Memphis, preserved by The Center for Southern Folklore.  I feel like they are a place worth looking more into.

Here is their website, looks like they go good work, including more from Rev. Taylor.

I really enjoy the warm comedy in John James Chalon’s figure pieces (click through), as you saw in this image from yesterday.

I really enjoy the warm comedy in John James Chalon’s figure pieces (click through), as you saw in this image from yesterday.

everythingbutpitchforking:

tenlittlebullets:

John James Chalon - Les Dames Artistes, ca. 1822
Tumblr salutes you, lady in the green dress painting ~artistic~ buff naked dudes.

I just couldn’t stop thinking about this fan artist foremother, so I had to draw her. She’s so high-minded, with her buff naked dude from a David painting, I decided to show her painting something less serious:


I am v. honoured to have been told I influenced this in any way

everythingbutpitchforking:

tenlittlebullets:

John James Chalon - Les Dames Artistes, ca. 1822

Tumblr salutes you, lady in the green dress painting ~artistic~ buff naked dudes.

I just couldn’t stop thinking about this fan artist foremother, so I had to draw her. She’s so high-minded, with her buff naked dude from a David painting, I decided to show her painting something less serious:

I am v. honoured to have been told I influenced this in any way

davevaleza:

finally feeling a lot less like a 4-year old when drawing on this tablet

I have always loved Dave’s smooth style, and you should definitely follow him and go through his work. 

thebeautyoftheplanetearth:

Approach to a shrine, holy city of Shingon esoteric Buddhism. Japan
高野山 by バライタ

gosh

thebeautyoftheplanetearth:

Approach to a shrine, holy city of Shingon esoteric Buddhism. Japan

高野山 by バライタ

gosh

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Right now I am watching this documentary on Marcus Garvey, and it’s interesting because he’s one of those figures I know about in the general sense, but not really in the particulars.  But you know, his picture has been on currency!  Those people are usually worth knowing about.

holykrampus:

Čičmany, Slovakia The village of Čičmany is located in hilly, forested countryside in Žilina region in western Slovakia. It lies in a forested valley among the Strážov mountains, close to the source of the Rajčianka river, and today has less than 400 inhabitants. The settlement is renowned for the local tradition of painting white geometric patterns on its dark wooden cottages. These folk patterns are based on the local lacework designs used on fabric and clothing.

holykrampus:

Čičmany, Slovakia
The village of Čičmany is located in hilly, forested countryside in Žilina region in western Slovakia. It lies in a forested valley among the Strážov mountains, close to the source of the Rajčianka river, and today has less than 400 inhabitants. The settlement is renowned for the local tradition of painting white geometric patterns on its dark wooden cottages. These folk patterns are based on the local lacework designs used on fabric and clothing.

thecivilwarparlor:

A HERO HISTORY FORGOT
FILIPINO SOLDIER SERVED IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
Cornelius Balderry— He belonged to Company A, 11th Michigan Volunteers
Balderry passed away on August 18, 1895 of tuberculosis at the age of 49.
http://pinoyhistory.proboards.com/thread/8
http://adenu1980.blogspot.com/2011_05_01_archive.html
 

thecivilwarparlor:

A HERO HISTORY FORGOT

FILIPINO SOLDIER SERVED IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

Cornelius Balderry— He belonged to Company A, 11th Michigan Volunteers

Balderry passed away on August 18, 1895 of tuberculosis at the age of 49.

http://pinoyhistory.proboards.com/thread/8

http://adenu1980.blogspot.com/2011_05_01_archive.html

 

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I started to sketch out another comic about the oil sands, this one is called Ducks, and I’ll put it up in parts as I go.  
Click through.

I started to sketch out another comic about the oil sands, this one is called Ducks, and I’ll put it up in parts as I go.  

Click through.