Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hot Rod Turtles

Was talking with my sister-in-law yesterday and she gave me the update on my 4-year-old nephew's new turtle, Henry (or Henrietta as it may turn out) - a near-road-kill rescue by her husband. I threatened to send my nephew a paint and decal turtle decoration kit. Instead I doodled these while waiting for my own boy after soccer.

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tattoo You

Sometimes I get requests to use my drawings and doodles on other people's blogs or in their newsletters and usually I say, "Sure, thanks for asking." Occasionally, I'll say to 'no' when it's a for-profit site or journal unless they want to pay. And most times people don't even ask.

Recently, I received a request for permission to use one of my drawings as a tattoo. I've had requests before asking me if I'd draw something specifically for a tattoo and failed to execute for one reason or another. This recent request was from a woman who wanted to use this dragon but wanted me to add some stuff to it. Unfortunately I was (and have been) socked in on food data work and told her to go ahead and use it and get someone to modify it if she wanted.

Last night she sent me a photo of the freshly-inked work. Looks a little sore but looks cool.

I know with the death of Mary Travers today, I should post "Puff The Magic Dragon" to go with this but, really, I can't stand that song. So here's a favorite Spoon song:

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

One More Encounter From First Encounter Beach, Cape Cod

Sea monster-armed ventriloquisty guy camped out on First Encounter Beach this summer on Cape Cod. Last summer we came upon this other clown-faced boy.

This one goes out to 13-year-old Tanya C who wrote me this summer and sent one of her mcglinch-inspired drawings, which, if her mom says it's "OK' I'll post up here for you.

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