The Art of Story

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:


July 16, 2014
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New Graphic Book

I’ve finished my latest graphic book.  I have the intro page, etc. to finish, then off to Cal at Caligraphics.  He formats it so I can upload to Smashwords.  Here is the finished cover.

pup cover final

July 13, 2014
by penny
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New Graphic Book Coming

I’m nearing the final panels for a new graphic book.  The story: We assume parents make the all sacrifices for satisfy their children.  We seldom look at the sacrifices children make to satisfy their parents.  I shamelessly borrowed the graphic method used by Jules Feiffer to tell the story.

June 29, 2014
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Poem 5

poem 5

Done on my ipad using the Zen Brush app.  This app is very flexible and smooth within it’s defined range.

Click to enlarge.

June 24, 2014
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Poem 4

The short poems are offering new ways of expression.  I’m honing my ipad skills which is a different medium than brush & paint or pen and ink.

poem 4

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June 23, 2014
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Poem 57

The image inspired by a short Japanese poem by Fujiwra Tadamichi

poem 75

As I row over the plain

Of the sea and gaze

Into the distance, the waves

Merge with the bright sky.

June 22, 2014
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Poem Lines

A friend left several books to me.  One is of Japanese poetry.  On reading, this image came to mind.poem line 85

Poem 85 / click to enlarge.

June 19, 2014
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Grimma I

Grimma I

Coming from a large family, I decided to do my own reality show.  Click image to enlarge.

June 17, 2014
by penny
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Changing Gears

The graphic story I have been working on has stalled.  Rather than fight it I’m going to set it aside.  I need to decide whether to take the story in another direction or hold to its present course.  Meantime, I will work on some short pieces or just images.  The ones that develop will be posted.

April 28, 2014
by penny
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In the Interim

Still working on two different writing projects.  One is for my life stories, the other my coming graphic book.  In the interim, here is an ACEO painting I did (2.5″x3.5″ / 6.5 x 9 cm)

The shy, wild orchid of the Pacific NW —  a “Trilliam.”  It grows in the damp near trees or ferns.