The Art of Story

December 18, 2014
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The Holidays

A time for family and friends, so I set aside my writing projects.  For the New Year, I have signed up for a short fiction writing class.  One needs to keep learning, renewing, and growing.

December 13, 2014
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Ongoing Work

Revisions of my life stories are coming together for that book which I will have ready in the spring of 2015.  This is the project I must finish for myself and the family.   Ideas for further graphic books will be … Continue reading

December 2, 2014
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I continue to revise my life stories to put in book form.  Since I am not composing from scratch, revising has not been as arduous as I’d anticipated.  Meantime, another ACEO. Mime with a Parrot

November 12, 2014
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Life Story

THE  GUITAR another ACEO that I painted several years ago.  Revising the stories from Life Stories group and will put in book form for the family.  I plan to insert lots of art and illustrations.  It may cost more, but … Continue reading

September 14, 2014
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The Desert

I made several miniature landscape paintings.  This one is my interpretation of the California desert where I lived for 10 years — stark, harsh at times, and always beautiful.

August 30, 2014
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Life Stories

My life stories group which meets weekly resumes in September.  I have several new stories to begin.  I spent one day sorting the stories of my childhood written the past 3 years.  With revision and time gap fills, these will … Continue reading

August 23, 2014
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Hatching Ideas

When I finish one graphic book, new ideas crowd my imagination.  I begin developing parts and pieces of each.  Each seems nearly complete, ready to sketch; then the stories fall apart on the rocks of continuity, details, and believability.  I … Continue reading

August 10, 2014
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Boy Puppet Intro Page

This is the intro page to my recent graphic book.  I’m picking up downloads fast on Smashwords.  This graphic book is a free download.  Check out my others via this link.

July 31, 2014
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Books on Smashwords

I have now published 5 books on Smashwords.  DEATH has by far the most downloads.  It is a topic that catches attention and it is a very personal story.  For a free download:  

I just uploaded  BOY  PUPPET  to Smashwords in Graphic book / Comics section.  I tried a new technique — a softer look pencil drawing with color tint.  It did not publish as well as I wanted, so I won’t use this technique again.  The story is a fable with a twist on the Pinocchio story.  For a free download: