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  Daily art stream ending soon!Jun 30, 2020 9:26 PM PDT | url
 
Added 1 new A* page:I'm going to be wrapping up my daily streams of drawing and painting the A* pages, possibly as soon as the end of this holiday-shortened week; you see, I want to be able to upload higher resolution videos to my gaming YouTube channel, but in order to do that over my apartment's free but tiny upload bandwidth, I'll basically be having to upload 24/7, which won't leave time for other things like streaming.
 
On the bright side it will save me some time each day that currently goes to setting up the stream, and exporting it and (over the weekend) tagging it for YouTube. I have over 1700 of these A* art-making videos on YouTube, so I suppose anyone interested in watching my paint dry will have plenty to keep them busy for a while as it is. : )
 
Thanks to everyone who visited the stream! : D
 
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The original 16" x 6.75" watercolor art for today's new A* page is up for auction on eBay. : )
 
 
 
 
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  New York c. 1962Jun 29, 2020 8:22 PM PDT | url
 
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^ From "Trapped by Loki, the God of Mischief!" in Journey into Mystery #85, Marvel Comics, Oct 1962. Stan Lee plot, Larry Lieber script, Jack Kirby pencils, Dick Ayers inks, Stan Goldberg (?) colors, Jon D'Agostino letters.
 
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  Look youJun 26, 2020 10:27 PM PDT | url
 
Added 1 new A* page:
 
^ Pencil sketch for a reader supporting the comic through my Patreon campaign. Thanks to everyone supporting the comic, you make A* possible! : D And thanks to everyone for reading! ^_^
 
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  And that's how anti-matter is createdJun 25, 2020 8:56 PM PDT | url
 
Added 1 new A* page:
 
^ From "Trapped by Loki, the God of Mischief!" in Journey into Mystery #85, Marvel Comics, Oct 1962. Stan Lee plot, Larry Lieber script, Jack Kirby pencils, Dick Ayers inks, Stan Goldberg (?) colors, Jon D'Agostino letters.
 
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  Gotta order more erasers, tooJun 24, 2020 9:41 PM PDT | url
 
Added 1 new A* page:I still seem to start off drawing cartoonishly, and have to sort of work the obsessive modelling and curves and detail out of my system before I can start to get the picture down to a sharper and more essential look.
 
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  DreamyJun 23, 2020 8:47 PM PDT | url
 
Added 1 new A* page:
 
^ From "The Mighty Thor vs. The Executioner" in Tales to Astonish #84, Marvel Comics, September 1962. Stan Lee plot, Larry Lieber script, Jack Kirby pencils, Dick Ayers inks, Stan Goldberg (?) colors, Artie Simek letters.
 
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  This-- Hey what's that over there?Jun 22, 2020 11:20 PM PDT | url
 
Added 1 new A* page:I seem to be very distractable these days. =p
 
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  Space overalls need lots of pocketsJun 20, 2020 12:45 AM PDT | url
 
Added 1 new A* page:
 
^ Flexing in a pencil sketch for a reader supporting the comic through my Patreon campaign. : ) Thanks everyone who's supporting the comic!! : D
 
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  Well now I miss facesJun 18, 2020 11:45 PM PDT | url
 
Added 1 new A* page:Took quite a while to compose this page, I wonder if maybe because there was no face, leaving me feeling like the layout and pose had to carry all the acting.
 
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  Always watch out for those poetsJun 17, 2020 9:52 PM PDT | url
 
Added 1 new A* page:I'm currently listening to BBC radio dramatizations of stories Alfred Hitchcock made famous as films. The audio collection is on archive.org, and starts with "Rope," starring Alan Rickman as marvelously morose and suspicious poet Rupert.
 
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  True American StoriesJun 16, 2020 9:20 PM PDT | url
 
Added 1 new A* page:There was a five-year-old kid in the park the other day singing "Rock You Like a Hurricane."
 
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  Just put opaque purple all overJun 15, 2020 9:17 PM PDT | url
 
Added 1 new A* page:The painting is still kind of nutty right now, apparently. : oo
 
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  I just like eyes being nests of linesJun 13, 2020 12:38 AM PDT | url
 
Added 1 new A* page:
 
^ Sketch for a reader supporting the comic through my Patreon campaign. : ) Super thanks to everyone supporting the comic! ": D
 
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  All I got done today was this big birdJun 11, 2020 10:14 PM PDT | url
 
Added 1 new A* page:All I did today aside from the page is make this enlargement of Auntie from a few pages back
 

 
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  Oui, ouiJun 10, 2020 9:48 PM PDT | url
 
Added 1 new A* page:Got le page done, zut alors! : D
 
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  More Marvel mutants before the X-MenJun 09, 2020 9:13 PM PDT | url
 
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^ From "The Man in the Sky" in Amazing Adult Fantasy #14, Marvel Comics, July 1962. Script Stan Lee, art Steve Ditko, colors Stan Goldberg, letters Artie Simek.
 
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  Intense colors asked for itJun 08, 2020 8:24 PM PDT | url
 
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^ From "The Girl in the Black Hood" in Tales to Astonish #32, Marvel Comics, June 1962. Plot Stan Lee (?), script Larry Lieber (?), art Don Heck, colors Stan Goldberg, letters Artie Simek.
 
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  Eye protection helps against the coronavirusJun 05, 2020 10:43 PM PDT | url
 
Added 1 new A* page:People are out there risking their lives to express what so many feel. What a time this is. If you *are* out protesting, please take what precautions you can; among other threats, the virus is still out there.
 
One interesting thing I saw recently, though: in addition to social distancing, which makes a huge difference, and masks (although N95 or surgical masks are recommended, but they say cloth masks are "better than not wearing anything"), *eye protection* makes a significant difference when it comes to staying safe from the novel coronavirus: "The data also supported the benefits of eye shields for health care workers. The risk of infection among people who wore glasses, goggles or other face shields was 6% compared to 16% among those not wearing such protection."
 
This comes from a June 1st article in Time; the analytical study it references is in The Lancet.
 
Mind you, combining a mask with eye coverings can cause the glasses or whatnot to fog up from your own deflected breathing. Some would-be solutions I've found mentioned online include washing the glasses beforehand in soapy water (supposedly surgeons do this; the soapy film left behind causes any condensing water to spread out instead of forming droplets, or something), or putting a folded-over tissue along the inside of the upper part of the mask, crossing the bridge of the nose—the tissue may absorb the warm breath droplets that would otherwise condense on the glasses.
 
I have yet to try either of those anti-fogging measures myself; nobody sells masks here, and the non-scary mask I ordered off Etsy is now officially overdue. : P
 
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^ Pencil sketch for a reader supporting the comic through my Patreon campaign. : D Many thanks to my supporters, you're making this comic possible!!
 
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  But I still looked at too much news : PJun 04, 2020 8:58 PM PDT | url
 
Added 1 new A* page:Getting slightly better each day at clawing my time back. Anyway I should get an actual blog done tomorrow, if only because I can sleep in the next day. : D
 
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  Put more paint on the paintJun 03, 2020 9:20 PM PDT | url
 
Added 1 new A* page:Things are getting weird again.
 
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  I live in a land without timeJun 02, 2020 10:44 PM PDT | url
 
Added 1 new A* page:I decided to take too long drawing and painting this page. =p
 
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  No blog hereJun 01, 2020 9:59 PM PDT | url
 
Added 1 new A* page:No blogging today, too distracted by all the awful news, ugh.
 
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