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Oy! What A Day It’s Been!

It started this morning when I got out of bed and noticed that there was a some redness and swelling on the shin of my left ankle … as in the same leg where my knee is still not healed up fully. It was slightly warm to the touch, but not “raging infection” hot, and […]

Penguins—Why Should Facebook Have All The Fun?

It’s sometimes a struggle to keep a balance between postings here on my blog with the quicker, more convenient, and more immediately connected social media like Facebook and Twitter. But I DO want this site to be the one must-go place that folks who are interested in what I’m working on, so I’ve GOT to […]

I Want a Pad and Pencil!

Last week I had occasion to go into my local Apple Store. I was there to take a class on shooting video using my iPhone, which was FASCINATING . . . but that’s not what I want to talk about today. While I was waiting for the class to start, and again after it ended, […]

Live-Sketching the State of the Union

I’ve been trying to strengthen my caricature skills a little recently—practicing more, participating in some free public events, and such—so while I decided to try something new while watching President Obama’s State of the Union address last Tuesday. Last year I did some sketching in my notebook of the different faces that were popping up on […]

Hombre McSteez—Animation on the Fly

Over most of the last year I’ve been simply in awe of an independent animator who goes by the handle “Hombre McSteez.” He uses overhead projector acetate sheets, Sharpie pens, White Out fluid, and his iPhone to create brilliant little pieces of guerilla animation that interact with items in the real world. (If you want […]

Kurosawa’s Got The Moves

As a practitioner of sequential art storytelling (in other words, a cartoonist), let me tell you that there are a lot of similarities between what we do in composing a series of frames (or pages) and what a movie director does when composing the shots for a scene. But there’s one thing that movies have […]

RANT: My 2015 Complaint of the Year

While I’m in the mind frame to look back on the year just past, I think it’s worth taking a few moments to discuss what those around me heard me frequently refer to as my “complaint of the year.” Two articles I’ve recently seen make it clear that I’m far from the only one with this […]

Cyber Monday—Buy Stan!

So, last week was Thanksgiving. I had a terrific one, filled with great friends, delicious food, and a much needed step away from ALL work for the whole weekend, and I hope all of you had a good weekend, too (whether our U.S. Thanksgiving holiday is something you celebrate or not). The entire world, it […]

INKtober Original Art Sale

I’ve made mention of this before, but it seems worth bringing up again . . . I am selling all of the original art from my October-long art challenge. And now I’ve created a page to make it easier to see which pieces are still available and to explain the whole process, in case you’re […]

The ABCs of Parallel Development

“Parallel Development” . . . it’s the term for when two people come up with the same idea at roughly the same time. It’s explains things like two studios releasing oddly similar movies within a few weeks of one another (like the year of Deep Impact and Armageddon or the year of Wyatt Earp and […]