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Just an Englishman lost in the USA who happens to write now and again... Anyone got a cup of tea?

We Are The Wall – A Coast Guard Commentary On The Government Shutdown

United States Coast Guard SealDid you know the Coastguard, the United State Coast Guard (USCG) are the first armed service branch not to be paid in the history of the USA. The cause of this is the Government shutdown that has effectively shutdown the department the USCG get their funding from, the uniquely titled Department Of Homeland Security (DHS). Imagine that, you’re putting your life on the line, standing watch, and the Government, the President of the USA has effectively turned their back on you. It is time for Congress to do its job, to override the President’s veto, it is time for action to tell, the Commander-in-Chief, to live up to his responsibility and commitment to these heroes.

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Drawing Outside Your Comfortzone – Into The Spiderverse

Into The Spiderverse - Peter B Parker, Spider-man

Into the Spiderverse, is the most visually stunning movie I have seen in many year, and is the best superhero movie I have ever seen. Not taking anything away from the joy of the MCU, but Spiderverse is a pure comic book movie, so much so, it is like having a comic book explode in your face. Simply stunning.

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Drawing Outside Your Comfortzone – My Art Of 2018

Work In Progress Of Tristan The Defender Teddy Bear Using The Procreate App And Apple PencilAs the last days of 2018 tick away, it is time for my annual tradition of sharing my art of 2018, all the pieces I created throughout the year as I struggle with style, color, and the new medium of digital drawing in the Procreate App. What follows is another journey, this time via the art I created. Enjoy.

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My 2018 Trip Around The Sun, Been A Wild Ride

Surviving A Trip Around The SunWell, as the final days of 2018 click away, it is time for my annual look back at my 2018 trip around the sun. What a year this has been. For many of us it has been a rough experience and 2019 already looks like it isn’t promising all that much. However, I am getting ahead of myself, so, lets turn back the clock and travel back in time in the retrospective hot tub time machine. Continue reading

Drawing Outside Your Comfortzone – Inspired By Into The Spiderverse Miles Morales Spider-Man

Into The Spiderverse Inspired - Miles Morales Spider-manBefore I begin this Drawing Outside Your Episode blog, let me say this. You need to watch Into The Spiderverse, it really is like a comic book has exploded in your face and it is amazing! Everything you ever wanted from a comic book superhero movie is in this love letter to the industry. And this weeks illustration was inspired by this stunning movie.

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