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Mini-comics day success

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Well I succeeded in drawing out a mini-15 page story about a memory I have of going to Weeki Wachee water park as a kid.  I am fairly certain they couldn’t get away with a rope swing into the river any more.  I think the days of condoned childhood danger are over.  And that makes no sense to you because you haven’t seen the story yet!  Don’t worry.  I am going to load it up and run it from my Comic page.  Look back for it next week – I want to give some time to get the finished product in the mail for those that requested it.

Mini-comic day going going going

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The cover for my min-comic.  I am assembling as I type.  Well…not really, I can’t assemble and type at the same time.  But, I’ll be assembling as soon as I stop typing and I was doing some assembling before I began typing.  Yes.

Need a sandwich.

IT’S MINI COMICS DAY!!!!

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And after a hard morning of chores I am GO!

http://www.minicomics.org/

John Allison’s Scary Go Round

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I talked about Scary Go Round by John Allison before.  I love the stories.  I love the style.  Mr. Allison is a fantastic comic artist and story teller.  At some point during my frequent visits to his site he managed to tug the strings of poor artist empathy in me while at the same time wooing me with pulpy and palpable copies of the comics I love online.   I am endlessly impressed by artists who do not fill their time with solid reliable work the way I did.  John Allison is just such a person.  Instead he valiantly struggles on as an independent cartooner.

If you have not yet, you should check out Scary Go Round presents Bad Machinery.  And use your reliable paychecks to pick from the fabulous things for sale in his shop.

At the Expense of the Listener: Bonjour French Ladies

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Hey, I blog over At the Expense of the Listener, did you know?  It’s all music and music videos.  Check it out: Bonjour French Ladies.

Levi Levi pg 72

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Unicorns

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I can’t really explain it.  I must have been feeling my inner my little pony.

The Sketchbook Project 2013

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The Sketchbook Project 2013 is the most fabulous thing I have read about all year, maybe longer.  A library in Brooklyn has a collection of artists sketchbooks.  You can buy one of their specially made sketchbooks, fill it up, and they will keep it and tend it in true library tradition.  It may even go on a gallery trip across the country.  I finally have a terrible and driving reason to go to New York.  I must see the sketchbooks.  An article in the New York Times talks a little more about it.

Calendar

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I went in search of a calendar plug-in because I wanted help remembering when mini-comics day was and the next challenge and the next.  While filling it out I tried to gather up every call for comics that I could locate with due dates that hadn’t past since I like those challenges too.  It irks me that there’s no place where these are gathered up.  If I were more active in forums I suppose I’d be more informed; if I could find the right forum.  But oh well.  I have a calendar now.  And it has links to places I found while searching.

Something a little different

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Fairy tale anthology try outs

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Hey, I am currently waiting with baited breath to hear if my submission to GuruKitties ‘Once Upon a Time’ Fairy Tale comic anthology will be accepted.  I put in a piece for the cover art as well.

This dude here is my wolf.  Surprised right?  – that I could choose a fairy tale with a wolf character in it?  I mean, it’s not as if you couldn’t toss a rock in the land of fairy tales and hit a story with a wolf in it.

Anyway, I hope I hope I hope I get into it.  I’m tired of all this success publishing articles and chapters professionally as a librarian.  I want some success publishing as a comicker!  I’m just kidding, I’m not tired of professional publishing success, but I do want some art/comicking/novelist publishing success too.

So, keep your fingers crossed for me!

Levi Levi pg 71

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Dinner challenge turned recipe

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Ok, the challenge was:  a variety of chicken things from various dinner stops at the Fresh Market.  That is, LEFTOVERS.  And I hate it when food goes to waste, I mean really.  People make fun of me for how upset I get when food is wasted in my house.

So there was chicken from inside a chicken Ceasar wrap, market chicken salad (really nice big pieces of chicken without much goop), and chopped chicken liver.  There were also some eggs to be used and a half bag of frozen homemade stuffing in the freezer from previous left overs. (the stuffing was crazy heavy on carrots and celery which is the reason for the picture)

The solution:  mix it all up into a big chicken parts stuffing cake and EAT IT.  And serve it to others to eat.  Mix it is what I did, in a big old bowl and used the eggs for binder before spooning it into a greased casserole dish. Then I topped with some seasoned bread crumbs and baked at 350 until I smelled all the ingredients and the bread crumbs were browned.

Verdict:  success!  it was well received and loved – enough to get its own name and maybe be repeated again.  But honestly, how often am I going to have frozen leftover stuffing, chicken salad, chicken bits, and chicken liver on hand to make it?

Dinner Challenge

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Ok, so I had too much yogurt – at least I thought I did, though the other inhabitants of my house assured me it’d get eaten before it went bad.  Yeah, ok.  The challenge was something savory for dinner that used the yogurt along with some of the other things in the house.  The solution (hypothesized) was a recipe-less palak paneer.  That’s cheesy spinach curry for those of you who have never had the awesomeness.

So, I put a little less than half a big tub of greek yogurt into a pot with two cans of spinach some curry, some extra cumin and garlic salt, and then, later in the cooking, some cubes of feta cheese (most definitely not the usual palak paneer cheese).

The result…DUN DUN DUN… was that it was ‘not overly spiced’ which resulted in a very ‘strong spinach flavor.’  But then he hadn’t gotten to the cheese yet.  And it looked just like the real thing.  Yay, yogurt used and a bit of left-overs that I am more than happy to eat ’cause I liked it.

Eaten along side brown rice and fried eggs.

Participate in the 2nd Annual Mini-Comics Day: May 26th, 2012 | Mini-Comics Day

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Participate in the 2nd Annual Mini-Comics Day: May 26th, 2012 | Mini-Comics Day.

Do you know me well enough to know that I am already way too excited about this even though I’ve only known about it for 10 minutes?  Of course I’m going to do it.  You should do it too.

Now I gotta figure out what I’m drawing.  And, should I print up multiples; do you want one? …without knowing what it’ll be yet?

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