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Jeffrey Catherine Jones…Creative Spirit, Artistic Soul

We interrupt the irregularly-scheduled blog to talk about the passing of the physical form of a great spirit. Of course, I mean Jeffrey Catherine Jones. Or as fans of my generation knew her (him), Jeff Jones. I believe it’s public knowledge by now that Jeff was a man who transformed into a woman later in life. I’ll leave the specifics and lurid details to the Rich Johnstons of the world, but that’s all I need…

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Theeing Thor Didn’t Make Me Thore

This is not going to be like your typical movie reviews. First, NO SPOILERS. If you haven’t yet seen the flick, I won’t spoil it for ya. I really hate when reviewers/critics do that. The main purpose of a review is to help a reader decide if the movie is worth seeing, not whether the reviewer is “right” or “wrong.” That’s secondary. Second, I’m going to tell you where I’m coming from. I realize most…

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“Soul Food For Thought” or “Can Commercial Art Be Fine?”

I recently came across a discussion on LinkedIn titled, “I have no choice as to whether or not I should create. It is essential to my being. The difference between Fine Art and commercial art is whether or not the artists has put their soul into a piece.” Very thought provoking, pithy and powerful. What struck me first (other than the singular/plural typo and the pretentious capitalization) is the degree to which I agreed with…

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Life Of A True Creator

Back again! First, I want to say THANK YOU (bold, in all caps, yet!) to everyone who bid on our recent art auction for Japanese Tsunami Relief. It really meant a lot to me (and everyone else) and I hope you all enjoy the art you won. I think winning it for a good cause just makes it that much more desirable and special. Then again, I’m biased because I bid on and won a…

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New Stuff: Part 4 of a Few

Okay! I’ve actually been busy with drawing stuff for a change. (Though I also entered my first official screenplay competition. Nothing to write Hollywood about as it was specifically a one-page screenplay contest, and because of the deadline I only had time to type up an old Polish joke. But it’s a start.) While I work on a huge Jack Kirby-lawsuit post, I figured I should return to art and show what I’ve been up…

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So How Was YOUR Decade?

Well, technically it’s (barely) still January as I write this, so consider it my New Year’s resolution piece. I resolve to do more of these things than I did last year! Or at least if not in quantity, in quality. (I guess I could do a couple a week with just a few sentences, like telling dumb jokes, but wouldn’t that be cheating? You’ve come to expect a certain level of good crap and darn it,…

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A Year of Thanks

Every morning for the last couple years, I have written down three things for which I’m thankful. I keep a pad and pen next to the bed and write them immediately upon waking, so I begin the day in a grateful mood. They can range from the specific and self-focused (finding a great deal on comics at a garage sale) to the general and altruistic (rain for farmers after a drought), from the physical (a…

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