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Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
UPDATE- It's now available! In fact, it may be already on your shelf at home.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
- Malcolm Gladwell writes a best-seller in under 15 minutes based on an ineffable concept of your choice - $5.
- Rogue Kindle unfolds into giant robot and destroys all print.
- Something with a big-headed Dan brown
- The Librarian of Congress whatsisname goes around shushing everybody.
- Something else really funny.
- Are endpapers funny?
- The big finish.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Blindtofte is, of course, Danish for Cul de Sac. At least, I hope it is, because that's what it says real big on the cover of the Danish version of the first book just issued by Carlsen. Who did a lovely job of not just translating but also mimicked my clumsy lettering very nicely too.
Unfortunately, this guy didn't care for it much.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
And I'm not the only one to be inspired by Berlioz's face. The above caricature is by the great, somewhat-forgotten sculptor Dantan Jeune, who, while no Daumier, nailed some of the great personages of his day.
After way to much fussing, this is what I ended up with. They say works of art are not finished but abandoned. I should've quit while I was ahead, but I never got ahead on this one. I love the hair, it's the best watercolor wash I ever did, 5 or 6 layers of various deep reds and maroons, all without a frisket. But somewhere along the way I got panicky on the face and background. I'd seen some of the splashed, vivid work of the painter Deloss McGraw, so I tried splashing gouache on the background, which might've killed it. I don't know. This has been sitting in a drawer for a couple of years, and I'm not sure if I like it or not. I can't find the frame and mat I had for it, so this isn't going on any wall any time soon.
This (above) is pretty close how I'm feeling about it. Which is a lot of emotional baggage for a mere caricature to carry. But like I said, I've got a small semi-obsession. This should help put things in perspective, especially as you'll note, if you watch the whole performance of the Roman Carnival Overture at the link, they've got Basil Fawlty playing tympany.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Everybody loves to draw dragons, and who am I to be an exception? This is the middle panel of today's strip. If I'm drawing a Sunday like this I'll often think of the central image first, then attach panels on either side, so it'll make sense. This is how the triptych painters of the Northern Renaissance did it too, though it sounds an awful lot like the tail wagging the dragon.