Category Archives: Shop Talk

Cartooning Dean Bridgers (Part 1 of 2)

I never knew Dr. William F. Bridgers. Now I feel like I do, having been asked to design cover art for his "reflections and recollections."

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Party Time in Birmingham

It’s always fun to put together self-promotional montages like the one above, in which assorted characters from odd corners of my professional life come creeping out of the woodwork to party.

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Building a Magazine Cover

While I was working on cover art for UAB Public Health magazine several months ago I took the occasion to build a little demo.

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Déja Vu and One Chicken’s Odyssey

If you joined this weblog recently AND are from Birmingham, Alabama AND are no spring chicken, you may have found yourself disoriented by sensations of déja vu.

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The Mac I Couldn’t Avoid

There’s almost never a time that I can afford a new Mac — but sometimes my hand is forced. And when cruel circumstances absolutely force the issue, it’s like having my doctor give me a prescription for three tubs of ice cream a day.

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More on RSS

My web host and indefatigable weblog enabler Jason Bergman has taken a look at Eddie’s problem subscribing to my blog’s RSS feed. His analysis: "The RSS issue is due to a lack of a plugin for Internet Explorer."

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Give Us This Day Our (More or Less) Daily Feeds

I was in the middle of writing a note to a fellow blogger when Eddie remarked from the other room that his Dell computer wasn’t letting him to subscribe to my weblog using RSS.

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How A Drawing Happens

My friend Rachel Barenblat has asked me to do a drawing for her Haggadah. So as long as I’m doing a new drawing anyway, I thought I would document the stages I go through in making a drawing happen.

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Moving On From Ker-Chunk – Conclusion

The first thing that grabbed my attention when I saw Arlen’s slideshow were the graceful cross-fades. Or was it the opening rap number?

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Moving On From Ker-Chunk – Part 2

So I presented my slideshow today at MCLA. The slide sequences flowed smoothly, and the only thing that went "Ker-Chunk" were our first fumbling efforts to coax my Apple PowerBook and the classroom’s PC-acclimated audio-visual set-up to make friends with each other.

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