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Book Review: Clapton: The Ultimate Illustrated History: Updated Edition

Clapton:  The Ultimate Illustrated History:  Updated Edition, by Chris Welch I happen to admit that this is a very good book, although the author generally puts the best foot forward about Clapton.  Let us take one minor example.  In 1998, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Manga Art

Manga Art:  Illustration And Techniques From An Expert Illustrator, by Mark Crilley [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Watson-Guptill Publications.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Despite my own rather critical comments about my … Continue reading

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The Madness Of Calculators

[Note:  As I was in the middle of writing this particular entry, I found out about the death, likely by suicide, of Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, at the age of 41.  While I had not intended on writing this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Faeries

Faeries, described and illustrated by Brian Froud and Alan Lee My thoughts on this book are deeply mixed.  On the one hand, the paintings and drawing included here are immensely beautiful and often whimsical and imaginative, and that is something … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Way Of Wizards

The Way Of Wizards, by Tom Cross In reading this book I kept on waiting for the other shoe to drop.  What game was this book referencing?  What fictional world was the author trying to appropriate or encourage the reader … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Captain Beefheart

Many people likely will not know who Captain Beefheart was.  He had no hits, none of his albums went multi-platinum or even gold or even cracked the top quarter of the Top 200 albums in the United States.  I only … Continue reading

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Book Review: Real Artists Don’t Starve

Real Artists Don’t Starve:  Timeless Strategies For Thriving In The New Creative Age, by Jeff Goins [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookLook/Thomas Nelson Publishing.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] A good lesson from this … Continue reading

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Writer In The Dark

Earlier this week, Lorde [1] released her sophomore album, Melodrama, and at least from what I have seen the reviews are pretty good.  I must admit I hope to review the album at some point myself, as I find confessional … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pencil Magic

Pencil Magic:  Landscape Drawing Techniques, by Phil Metzger My own pencil drawings [1] are somewhat modest, but I do have an occasional interest in art [2].  Given my own modest artistic talent, what I found most interesting and noteworthy about … Continue reading

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Book Review: Portrait Revolution

Portrait Revolution:  Inspiration From Around The World For Creating Art In Multiple Mediums And Styles, edited by Julia L. Kay [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Blogging For Books/Watson-Guptill Publications.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] … Continue reading

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