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Thank Jebus for Andrew Loomis

“You may question why we do not at once proceed to the finished, smooth, and round form. The answer is that in a drawing or painting, something of the individual procedure and structural quality should remain. When it is too much smoothed down and polished, it becomes entirely factual. The camera can do that. “In […]
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Electric Kali: Progress. Also, Tim Knight is a Great Guy.

Making progress, slowly but surely. I’ve spent less time with this painting lately because I’m working on a new webcomic project, and Portal 2 came out. Seriously, buy this game. It’s excellent. More on the webcomic later, once the project is a little farther along. Here’s the final sketch for the painting. You can see […]
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Change on the wind

Just got a notification from Blogger.com that they will be shutting down ftp support for their blogs– which is how I have this site set up. I’ll get started on migrating to some other framework, but be aware that things may be a bit spotty for a while. The last thing I want to do […]
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The Trouble with Video Games

Game Retail is screwed up in so many ways. Buying used games works out if you’re interested in titles that sell well initially; games that have enough of a marketing push behind them to motivate a large number of buyers, in other words, mainstream games. If you want a copy of Madden or Halo used, […]
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Where to Start? Fallout 1

The first 2 Fallouts are among my most favorite games of all time. I can talk about them for hours, because of their depth, creativity, freedom, irony and mostly, how they let me feel like I could be anything I wanted within the world they created. I’ll spare you that, though. Maybe some other time. […]
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GIMP

I’ve been working with graphics software for a while now. In prepress, I get files created by all sorts of people, in all sorts of ways, from all sorts of packages. Lots of people choose software packages and defend their choices vigorously, much like folks defend their politics. They have all sorts of reasons for […]
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Death Bell Blues

Just read that R.L. Burnside (allmusic.com) died yesterday, after an extended stay in a hospital in Memphis. He recorded several blues albums for Fat Possum(one of the few record labels that I am conscious of, and partial to), and is to me one of the greatest bluesmen. His style of playing far removed from the […]
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A little from column A, a little from column B

I just read Escaping the Delta: Robert Johnson and the Invention of the Blues. This is really an eye-opener for me, who so far have pieced Blues history together from various websites and cd inserts. The popular history of the Blues is quite different than what evidence suggests. The book has a lot of myth […]
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n Wrongs = Right

We’ve all been told at some point that two wrongs don’t make a right. Most of us have found proof of this in our lives as well. It makes sense. But the statement implies that at some point, some number of wrongs will, finally, equal a right. The question then becomes, “where is the threshold […]
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Santa’s Summer Job

I saw Santa Claus today. An old man, with a big belly covered by a red shirt, long white hair and beard. He had a baseball cap on his head, and a bag slung over his shoulder. The sack wasn’t full of toys though. It was a large clear garbage bag, filled with soda cans. […]
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