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Map Monday: Hand-Drawn Map of North America, Minnesota Regional Edition

Over the last few years, a cartographer named Anton Thomas has been meticulously hand-drawing a huge map of North America, all the way from Nunavut to Panama. Of course it includes the Upper Midwest. The map is quite beautiful, massive, and full of whimsy. Here’s how Thomas describes the process: An ongoing pictorial map, The […]

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A Cure for Fear of Parking Loss

This week the American Psychiatric Association (APA) announced it was adding “Fear of Parking Loss” to its official “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders”. Fear of Parking Loss (FPL) is characterized by a belief that having free, on-street parking next to the front door of your destination is essential for human survival and a […]

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Roadkill Bill – How Cars Kill the Planet (Science)

I don’t get out much these days since I am hard at work on the second book of Bicyclopolis. When I do venture outside on my bicycle, a motorist invariably finds my presence on the road irritating enough to yell at me. Their comments are often a variation on the theme of “bicyclists are irresponsible.” […]

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Minnesota State Fair-goers Enjoy a Pedestrian-Friendly Experience

Nearly every year, I go with my pals to the Minnesota State Fair to sketch people because it is one of the few places in the Twin Cities where I can see a variety of Minnesotans walking around, engaged in different activities on a public place. While I was sketching the throngs of fair-goers tramping down […]

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Roadkill Bill: Part 2 of Vincent Van Gogh in America

It’s clear sailing ahead on penciling the second book of Bicyclopolis, except for the Minnesota State Fair Sketch-Out. In the meantime, we continue with the saga of Vincent Van Gogh, cloned from a piece of his ear in last week’s comic. In today’s comic, Van Gogh attempts to eke a living painting the contemporary American scene. […]

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Roadkill Bill: Second Class Citizens

Ken and Roberta Avidor are packing their art supplies for another multimodal  traveling and sketching journey up to Bemidji via Jefferson Lines and down the Paul Bunyan trail on their Bromptons which means work on Bicyclopolis Book 2 will cease for the moment.  Do not despair for here is another Roadkill Bill comic from the era when cell […]

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Roadkill Bill: Obesity

Ken and Roberta Avidor are still on their multimodal  traveling and sketching journey from Bemidji to Brainerd via the Paul Bunyan trail on their Bromptons and eventually homeward on Jefferson Lines. Ken will pick up work on Bicyclopolis Book 2 where he left off.  Another Roadkill Bill comic will fill in for this week.  Click on the comic to […]

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The Return of Roadkill Bill

As Bicyclopolis Book II takes shape on my drawing table, there will be a brief intermission during which Streets.mn will reprise a colorized Roadkill Bill comic strip every Sunday. This week, Angerman returns to protest the expansion of a road. Click on the comic to make it bigger:

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