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What Has Happened to Hercule Poirot?

Actor John Malkovich takes on Hercule Poirot in “The ABC Murders” available on Amazon Prime. I recommend watching this version of Agatha Christie’s book by the same name not just to keep abreast of how the interpretation of Christie’s work continues to morph with each new “generation,” but also because it is simply fun to […]

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Review of the Flex Book Carnet Vierge, Blank Notebook

Above: "Jerry" on "Hawaii Five-0." Sketched with a Pentel pigment brush pen in the Carnet Vierge. On the recto page you can see how wet media on the next page spread caused the paper to buckle. There is the opacity issue, but mostly this paper just doesn't like wet media, as you'll see if you […]

Strong Language Warning—A Bit About How Language Is Changing on the Internet

If you don't have a sense of humor, don't care about language and how it changes, and don't swear, forget this post and move on.  Really, right now, click away. But if any or all of that applies to you check out "OMFG! Sweary Abbreviations FTFW!" by Stan Carey. My friend Wendy sent the link […]

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Relish: Lucy Knisley’s Visual Memoir Tells the Story of Her Life through Food

In December 2009 I found a graphic travel memoir by Lucy Knisley, "French Milk." I loved it as you can see if you read that post. Using a brush pen to sketch the moments of her trip to France with her mother, Knisley created a visually engaging and emotionally interesting mother-daughter memoir. I still recommend […]

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Binge-TV-Viewing, Roku, and Cycling through the Winter

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Ken Avidor—Columnist: Writing about the Sketching Life

See the full post for details and lots of links to past posts on Ken Avidor.

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