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On Sobriety and keeping an eye on your characters . . .

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 Deadpan Stan.     I take so much in stride anymore that I get amazed when I back up and actually reflect on what exactly is going on. I created this character (or maybe “discovered” is a better term) over 20 years ago when I was crafting comics in college. Someday I’ll have to expound more fully on the nature of all the characters I had created over that time. Seeing how they’re all little facets of my own subconscious displaying traits I was ignorant of at the time is just . . . weird.      So Deadpan Stan was an undertaker with a drinking problem that played a kind of Wile E. Coyote vs. Roadrunner game with another character — a mostly naked man with no head. His goal was to capture the obviously dead naked man and put him in the grave where he belonged. Deadpan was never successful. Even when he was able to get the corpse into the ground, the corpse had friends who would dig him out.      After many years marinating in the seasoned wine of time, the spiritual reality (or what oth

Read Aloud Book Award

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Hey guys!   What to Do When You're Sent to Your Room  won the Comstock Read Aloud Book Award for 2015!  I'm pretty encouraged by it.  Now the book gets a gold sticker on the cover.

New Stuff

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I've updated my portfolio page!  Really, no kidding.  Just click on the link in the bar.

Busy

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What to Do When You're Sent to Your Room

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Hey guys!  This is pretty neat.  One of my books I wrapped up recently was selected for "The Original Art" children's book illustration show that starts at the Society of Illustrators this month.  Those Candlewick people really know how to put a book together, and Ann Stott's script is hilarious. You can buy it here. here.

100 Snowmen

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Hey guys!  I've got a new book you all can go out and buy for cheap.  Get one from A mazon.com , and if you bring it by the house, I'll draw a little snowman in it.

Rowing Tree

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You'll notice this illustration from the previous post.  I worked it up in full color on the pretext of it's being for promotional purposes, but I really just wanted to do it up right. Pretty "artsy fartsy" I guess.