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Odjits–Levitation Lessons

Posted in Cartoons, Odjit with tags , , , , , on April 20, 2010 by scratchyb

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Odjit Wednesday–Dentistry

Posted in Cartoons, Odjit with tags , , , , on April 7, 2010 by scratchyb

“Open wide.”

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Domesticated Odjits

Posted in Cartoons, Odjit with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 24, 2010 by scratchyb

“That why we can’t have nice things?”

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Zines are still kicking

Posted in illustrated books, writing with tags , , , , , , , on March 13, 2010 by scratchyb

Missed my self-imposed deadline for the Odjit cartoon last week. It’s almost done, and will be up soon.

Meanwhile, this afternoon I stopped by the Chicago zine fest.  It’s interesting because I used to make zines in the 90’s, and was also involved in a local independent “newspaper”.  I briefly thought about getting back into it, since I loved the independence  of creating and designing my own little books.  But the scene was filled with what amounted to photocopied diaries, and by 2004, I was certain that blogs had killed the zine format.  So I went to this event hoping to see some interesting, innovative things that you can’t do online.  And I did, at first.  But then I looked at the other tables, and it was like I was right back there in 1995.  I just wasn’t feeling it.  Maybe it’s my age, but what I’d like to see is an independent book movement, something that focuses on quality handmade work, and not just some arbitrary value placed on a photocopy just because the original was pasted together with loving care.

Not to end on a negative note, there were some very cool artists there.  I picked up a couple of cool comics by Will Dinsky (one with Japanese binding–put the stapler away), saw some great artwork by whoever the hell brosef stallin’ is, and spotted a few other people doing great work in keeping this medium alive.

Odjit Wednesday

Posted in Cartoons, Odjit with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 24, 2010 by scratchyb

“Step right up!”

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Odjit Wednesday: Happy V-Day!

Posted in Art, Cartoons with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 11, 2010 by scratchyb

The First Killss

Odjit Wednesday–Stay Warm!

Posted in Art, Cartoons, Odjit with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2010 by scratchyb

Stay Warm!

Mandy thinks these are horrible.  She’s disturbed at how much delight I take in drawing the Odjits and their, well, odd behavior.  Do I really need to say that these critters are not exactly role models?

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Odjit Wednesday-“Stitch in Time”

Posted in Art, Cartoons, Odjit with tags , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2010 by scratchyb

A Stitch in Time . . .

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Odjit Wednesday

Posted in Cartoons, Odjit with tags , , , , , , , on January 20, 2010 by scratchyb

Thanks for lending a hand!

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