Thursday, March 1, 2012

No Question

Scrape 1.17

Indeed, this is the feeling of Spring Break ending. 'Twas productive, though not as productive as I told myself it would be.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

No Privacy

Scrape 1.16

Monday, March 22, 2010


I spent time in class today introducing ENGL328ers to a variety of comic writing applications and platforms, the latest of which is Pixton. Pixton is the best thing to come along in template-driven web comics. The site offers several templates--a fairly comprehensive suite of modular figures to be repositioned, stylized, and otherwise modified (color, rotation, size, flip, etc.). For more context, follow the discussion here, and check out user Brunswick's "The Simplest Comic Ever."

Here's my first run at Pixton.

Were I not so much in the weeds following CCCC (e.g., I found frisbees stuffed in my campus mailbox, for Pete's sake), I would create two or three more.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Nice Shirt

Don't Sleep On It

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Patterned Emanations


Friday, March 28, 2008



Monday, December 3, 2007

When For The Second Consecutive Day

Frontrunning Frequenter II

Unexpected potential here for a prolonged and increasingly hilarious series. Who really looks at site statistics every day, anyway?

Sunday, December 2, 2007

When You Are Your Blog's Most

Frontrunning Frequenter

Thursday, November 22, 2007

One Minute

Thank You For Not Eating

You, with feathers in your mouth, I don't know what to explain about this. It is the only drawable Thanksgiving Day cartoon--a Larson-esque cliche in which the fowl is personified with spirit and intellect. So pervasive a motif it practically drew itself. Should I be thankful I can draw so well? Or should I, instead, be pre-appreciative of a Lions win later on? Either way, enjoy your day.

Saturday, November 10, 2007



Monday, November 5, 2007

Blog Melt

Blog Melt

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Kibble Debacle

Not Always C
Originally uploaded by ewidem

Y. overdid it last evening, ransacked his food stash until he was sickly engorged. We aren't able to give a good estimate of just how much he ate, but it was considerably more than the usual helping.

Another dog, Tony, is my gauge for crises like this one. T. was the dog whose company I enjoyed when I was in high school and college. I'd seen him eat overmuch a few times before. With my fading memory of T.'s full-rounded stomach as my guide, I guessed that Y. would be okay. Y.'s about the same size, anyway, and even though he's not as seasoned at gluttony as T. was, I'm fairly sure he'll survive this event.

Thursday, September 27, 2007


National Fooball League
Originally uploaded by ewidem

Try your own luck by adding the Pigskin Pick 'Em app in Facebook.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Door Opener

Water-based Circuit

For a second consecutive day, the scanner works.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Ars Odonto

Limits of Odontology

Testing, testing...trying out a new scanner--a slim, modestly priced CanoScan LiDE 70. Figured I'd draw a few lines, scan them, and drop in a few paint buckets of color to see how everything works. Not too bad.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Hearing, Jack-o


Wednesday, July 26, 2006

What sound?

Favorite Question

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Hat or Scarf

Plane Redaction

Monday, March 20, 2006

The CCCCut

The HairCCCCut

Monday, October 3, 2005



Sunday, September 25, 2005

Made For TV

Dull Sunday

Sunday, June 12, 2005

After Game One

The Omniportance of Game Twos

Wednesday, May 25, 2005


Scrape 1.05

Monday, May 2, 2005

Da Bait

Scrape 1.04

Tuesday, April 26, 2005


Scrape 1.03

Brought about by today's 720 session and our reading from Barbara Rogoff's The Cultural Nature of Human Development.

Monday, April 25, 2005

Crack Up

They stand a better chance of being funny once I get the art figured out.  In the meantime: the verge of hilarity.

Scrape 1.02

Appreciate all comments, too, on whether I should once-and-for-all quit comicking while I'm ahead.  Or behind.  Or whatever.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Flickr Frame-toon


Scrape 1.01
Originally uploaded by ewidem.
Without so much as a clear, definitive purpose (les-sure or lei-sure), I've been futzing around with the combination of badly drawn, badly written frame-toons (of my own creation?) and some of the possibilities with Flickr. I'm interested in the combinations and the tools--vector drawings in Flash, cut/paste in Photoshop or comparable such as Gimp, the layered notes in Flickr, and even comments. I need more practice with it--more play--to figure what else might be possible with it, but it makes sense that it could be set up in a whole bunch of different ways (granted it's not soo different than the memory maps meming around).

Ph. has been watching me rough this one together; says he fancies starting up a blog--maybe this summer. Maybe a Flickr Frame-toon blog. And yeah, I already know this first one's so-so--squarely in the genre of mediocrity just like so much of my late-April work.