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Life is a Taboret

Last week (3/15) I mentioned the new taboret I purchased for my oil painting area and promised to show you a picture of it. Well, it arrived, and it’s as advertised. Very spacious, well designed, and – best of all – cool. I’ll miss the sawhorses and the particleboard surface that I was using before… but not a lot. Especially nice are the large glass palette on top and the drawer dividers to keep my paint tubes organized and easy to find. Thanks again to Casey Childs, the painter who designed it and Jared Bringhurst for building it. Next: Some actual comic strip blogging. (more…)

Cover Designs: Step One

Every spring and every fall for the last dozen years or so, a new Zits collection book has been published by Andrews McMeel. That’s a lot of books, and with just a couple of exceptions, we have done the covers ourselves. Sometimes they design themselves, other times they grab you by the lip and pull you, kicking and screaming through the process, and then deposit you whimpering and shaking at the publisher’s feet, begging for help… with a sore lip. (more…)

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