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An Octopus Floats By

An Octopus Floats By

Take time to appreciate the small but extraordinary things that happen around you every day.

Posted November 16th 2021
Headless Horseman

Happy Halloween 2021

The Headless Horseman “On mounting a rising ground, which brought the figure on his fellow-traveler in relief against the sky, gigantic in height, and muffled in a cloak, Ichabod was horror-struck, on perceiving that he was headless!” Washington Irving, 1820, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

Posted October 31st 2021

THE ROAD TO DISNEY

“There’s a man on the phone,” my mother told me. “He says he’s from Walt Disney.”                 Under normal circumstances, I would have dismissed this as a practical joke perpetrated by one of my friends, all of whom knew that my lifelong ambition was to work for a film studio. However,  recent events had not

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Posted September 29th 2021
Bryn meets Modesty

Courtship in the Forest of Extinction – Part 2

By Doug Lefler Bryn was gone for more than a week. “King Edryd wants me to perform for him?” the young man asked the emissary. They were standing to the side of the raised platform that served as a stage. The crowds were dispersing, but the clapping and shouting from the audience still reverberated in

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Posted September 2nd 2021
Courtship in the Forest of Extinction

Courtship in the Forest of Extinction – Part 1

By Doug Lefler Bryn Oakkart was listening to the music of the stream at the center of Whispering Hollow when he saw her for the first time. Her eyes were so attentive and her smile so mysterious that he forgave her for not being human. At the age of sixteen, Bryn had fallen in love.

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Posted August 27th 2021
Teegra reading a script

Meeting Frank Frazetta

by Doug Lefler “They’re bringing Frank Frazetta around for a tour!” my co-worker informed me. I was at the drawing board in my cramped office. Indirect light filtered through my window that faced the courtyard of our building.  “But we’re not supposed to ask for his autograph.”                 “Excuse me?” I asked.                 “The boss

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Posted July 30th 2021
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I still remember the day I learned you could make a living drawing storyboards. It combines the three things I enjoy most: filmmaking, storytelling and drawing.

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