Monthly Archives: February 2011

coupla killer cartoonists

Here is a pair of terrific cartoonists with new mini-sites. Check them out, please. Scott C (@scottlava)aka Scott Campbell has a stream of great showdowns. See? Conflict is everywhere. Scott will be at Emerald City Comicon Table D-05  March 4-7. … Continue reading

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inspiration wednesday – the plot thickens

With a writing buddy, I am taking an online course (at the very useful Mediabistro site) on writing the YA novel, taught by Claudia Gable. It’s been immersive and challenging, as all of us have to not only generate our … Continue reading

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rubber ducky

This photo, taken at Indian Springs in Calistoga by the lovely and talented Austyn Steelman, has been haunting me all week as I attempt to outline my novel-in-progress. Instead of order I have something that looks like this: But I … Continue reading

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cuniforms are in the air

This is a love poem and was used to illustrate last year’s winners of the Eisenbrauns Ancient Near Eastern Valentine Contest, where scholars are invited to submit translations of love poems. The following is not the winner from this year … Continue reading

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we will rock your wednesday

Last week we saw the Mastery of Scottish Arts at Benaroya Hall. I wanted to feature one of the fabulous pipers we saw but it’s oddly difficult to find a truly good bagpipe video. This one will have to fill … Continue reading

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comics are tough

I sat in on the first two hours of the Graphic Artists Guild panel on Developing and Publishing your Graphic Novel, which took place Saturday in a Cornish classroom. Flu kept me from staying the whole five hours (!) but I … Continue reading

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mr. lincoln

I spent part of last week in Washington DC. It was salutory to be in the capitol while the State of the Union speech was given, to look out upon the geometry of the National Mall from the Washington Monument … Continue reading

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