Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy Birthday America...

This blogger was going to blog/complain about all the loud fireworks, the stench of barbecues & the mindless patriotism of what he considers to be a stupid holiday (not declaring independence from Great Britain in 1776 but rather the aforementioned fireworks, barbecues & mindless patriotism of today), but no sense getting myself all riled up. By the time I get this post all put together it'll probably be July 5th anyway so what the heck.

Instead this blogger will share one of his favorite books for stealing ideas for drawings: Clowns by John H. Towsen. I happened upon a copy of this for a few dollars in a bookstore in the French Quarter in NOLA a few years ago. Glad I got it for a reasonable price unlike the copies on Amazon!  Here's some sample drawings I did from this book (the page numbers are indicated on the drawings):
 


Of course I added some things & probably omitted some things but these are some drawings based on a gold mine of clown photos & drawings contained in this book. By the way this book is a history of clowns in case you were wondering. This blogger hasn't actually read it--well a few sentences here & there but he's mostly mining it for drawing material as clowns are one of this blogger's favorite archetypes & this book is chock full of them-- much like the world this blogger lives in, metaphorically speaking of course...  

Anyway, that's it for the latest blog post in the renaissance of blogging here at the Indolence IncK. blog...


Saturday, June 29, 2019

Oh yeah, blogging again...

Must have slipped this blogger's mind-- supposed to be blogging again.
From the pages of the Manick Sketchbook...
So here's the latest installment... Hotter than summer here in SW Ohio. This blogger will take it. Hot over cold any day, hold the tornadoes. 


Several years ago, due to tight monetary funds, this blogger sold off a lot of DVDs, CDs & books. Some of the DVDs are returning home, most recently Scanner Darkly the rotoscope animation film based on the Philip K Dick novel. Will watch it tonight perhaps. 

Been reading Thomas Pynchon's Mason & Dixon which is why words like manick (in this post) are spelled with a k at the end. Pynchon adds a 'k' at the end of most if not all of the words in M & D which end in 'ic'-- & capitalizes a lot of the nouns & adjectives-- Melancholick, Musick, Satanick, & c. A fun book to read but for a reader who often  daydreams while reading it's easy to get lost & lose track of what's going on if you don't pay attention. It's also a very thick book (773 pages) but most of the chapters aren't too long so you can take a lot of breaks...

This blogger is growing tired of typing out this blogger instead of 'I' so he will probably end this gimick &
just say fuck it, I give up I'm an I-- or am I?  

Friday, June 21, 2019

The Return Of Blogging (did it ever go away?)...

According to this article, 2019 is the 20th anniversary of blogging. An inspiration/excuse/reason to start blogging again (or at least to type out the word blog more times than necessary). This blog or the past ones this blogger started back in 2006, in starts & fits & attempted to blog about things of interest descended into comics which subsequently descended into strange drawings (still referred to as comics). In light of all that, welcome to the Indolence Inck. Blog: A blog comprised of words & strange drawings...
 
Today's Manicky Drawin'
These exercises in writing/drawing futility(ies) will mostly include whatever is currently being consumed by this blogger & will adhere to the following guidelines:

1) No pictures of food.

2) No pictures that give the impression that this blogger's life is in any way more interesting than yours (as it most likely isn't). 

3) No pictures. Only this blogger's drawings.  

4) No whining or complaining.

5) The word blog (or any form of it) will always be italicized. 

There it is. Today's intro blog. This blogger is committing to doing something at least a couple of times a week--maybe even start another comic strip-- but mostly words & pictures-- a blog...

(There are plenty of labels & posts in the archives for anyone interested.) Until next time... 







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