A First Draft

More birds today…  of the ‘hunting and pecking’ variety. If this dude looks a little familiar it’s probably because he also posed for ‘ A Spot of Tea ‘. Although this time I drew him perched on a typewriter. So… there is that.

Grady Tripp (narrating): “So there it was. Somewhere in the night, a Manhattan book editor was prowling the streets of Pittsburgh; best-selling author at his side, dead dog in his trunk.”

– Michael Douglas – Wonderboys

About this image: digital media – vector art created with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop


Weekly Photo Challenge: Round

Dude, it’s so round in here! That’s because it’s Weekly WordPress Photo Challenge time. Dude!

It’s also refrigerator shout-out time. Today’s frosty props go out to editorial/political/pop-cultural cartoonist extraordinaire  Bearman, who is hosting his annual charity challenge. It’s a sweet deal – you head over to Bearman Cartoons for some free, high-quality entertainment, become a fan, and Bearman donates his own dough to some very deserving charities (the Cincinnati FreeStore Foodbank and Red Cross relief efforts in Japan)! And be sure to thank him for sticking with me throughout my format change, too. I really appreciate it!

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I figured since I was on a typewriter kick I would post one more of these photos before I ‘return‘ to my irregularly scheduled programming. Get it… ‘return‘?

I just flew in from Cleveland, and boy, are my ears tired. *cricket chirping*

But seriously folks, is this thing on? *cough*

*tinkly piano music* I think they’re playing me off…

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This is my wife’s old L.C. Smith & Bros. typewriter. It just might be the most technologically advanced thing in our store. Anyway, Anna is an aspiring novelist who loves vintage ‘machines’, and I love photographing them (so that all works out nicely).

Speaking of writing, if I could string a coherent sentence or two together this blog would improve dramatically. Oh well. It’s a good thing I’ve got lots more images, I guess.

About this image: digital photograph moderately modified