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[17 Dec 2015 | 2 Comments | ]

Piercing the moon, crossing the imaginary border of a new year.

Happy holidays!

Piercing the Moon painting

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[3 Nov 2014 | 6 Comments | ]

A frog in his sunset world, watching midges
circle like golden dust above a pool
of silver light.

A frog in his sunset world

Green Frog | Rana clamitans

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[14 Feb 2013 | 15 Comments | ]

A Valentine spell comes unhinged,
releasing enchanted lovers from
forgotten fairy tales.

Enchanted lovers from forgotten fairy tales

Northern Green Frog | Rana clamitans melanota

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[23 Nov 2012 | 16 Comments | ]

Obscured by the horde, listening for
a warning siren, hungering for the
unreachable space.

A rabbit listens for a warning siren

European rabbit | Oryctolagus cuniculus

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[19 Jul 2012 | 13 Comments | ]

Running from the past, catching the wind
at sunrise, terraced waves battle for attention,
washing souls clean.

Runners catch the wind at sunrise

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[30 Jan 2011 | 11 Comments | ]

There is a fifth dimension beyond that known to man.
Using her imagination as the key,
only one cat has unlocked this door.
A middle ground between light & shadow,
between science & superstition,
it lies at the pit of our fears.
This dimension of grotesquerie is an area
which we call “The Gahan Wilson Zone”.

Sophie continues to be haunted by her journey
into this malformed & uncanny land.

The Gahan Wilson Zone

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[23 Nov 2010 | 4 Comments | ]

A runaway rabbit surprises the moon,
jumping farther than any hare,
a sudden bound through the silent night sky.

This oil painting was sold a few weeks ago.
Prints from Fotomoto are available below the image, or get a signed,
framed 8×10 print direct from me, for holiday gifts.

Order a print now, $40 with Free Shipping.

A runaway rabbit surprises the moon | Oil painting

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[7 Oct 2010 | 4 Comments | ]

An amphibian king has a secret dream life,
enthroned on a fir tree,
bored with routine Knot commotions,
royal life becomes almost unbearable.

The amphibian king

Anura | Toad

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[2 Feb 2010 | One Comment | ]

Here’s a cartoon from my friend Kurt Erichsen.

In the world of cartoons, Kurt has written and drawn the syndicated gay & lesbian comic strip Murphy’s Manor since 1982. His work has appeared in Gay Comics, and his wit brought Socially Redeeming Value to the One-Handed Meatmen cartoon books. Additionally, he has done freelance cartooning, including this illo for the Missouri State Teachers’ Association magazine. Kurt calls it “Frog Feast”. Yum.

Kurt first got involved in comics fandom through fanzines and apas, and continues as a regular contributor to zines including Reluctant Famulus and Challenger.

Visit his website or journal.
Frog Feast

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[30 Jul 2009 | 4 Comments | ]

Driving through the Washtenaw wilds, working on my firefly project, I chanced upon these two deer in the road, who then ran into a nearby yard.

Update (31 July): I think I saw the same pair last night, same time about a half mile away, in a more open area.