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The Crank’s Cartoon Shout-outs

I am hereby naming this column “The Crank.” That’s because I’m cranky, I like bicycles, and a crank is the part of a bicycle that makes it move. With this in mind, I’d like to offer the following cartoon shout-outs. This one goes out to the Mall of America and “American Boulevard” in Bloomington:   In […]

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Roadkill Bill: Part 6 of Vincent Van Gogh in America

Summer’s over which for us means our multi-modal traveling and sketching excursions on Jefferson Lines are over for the year. (well, there may be one more in November). I’ll have more time to finish drawing and inking Book 2 of Bicyclopolis.  For the duration, I will post more colorized Roadkill Bill comics like this final episode in the Van […]

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Roadkill Bill: Part 4 of Vincent Van Gogh in America

Yup, it’s Minnesota State Fair time which means I will take a break from penciling Book 2 of Bicyclopolis to sketch people eating lots and lots of stuff. Here is the next comic about the cloning of Vincent Van Gogh. Click to make it bigger:  

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Roadkill Bill: Thinking Seriously

Summertime has caused a short delay in the effort to complete work on Bicyclopolis Book 2 as Ken And Roberta Avidor travel in multi-modal style by train, bus and Brompton folding bike to sketch far-flung, exotic locales such as Red Wing, Minnesota. in the interim, here’s another antediluvian  Roadkill Bill comic. Click on the comic to make it bigger:  

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Bicyclopolis: Episode Two, Cycling Into the Future.

Streets.mn presents Bicyclopolis, a graphic novel by Ken Avidor in serial form. In last week’s episode, The Velochronitron, Dan Petosky learned about the pedal-powered time-travel invention in Uncle Fred’s laboratory in Stillwater, Minnesota. This week’s episode is Cycling Into the Future. Click on the pages twice to make them bigger.      

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Sunday Sketch – Honoring Saint Paul Legend Leroy Neiman

When I was a kid, I watched the Olympics on television and they had this artist with a big mustache painting a big canvas. That painter was Saint Paul native Leroy Neiman. Whenever there was a dull moment or a break in the action, the announcer would ask, “What’s Leroy Neiman up to?” and the […]

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Sunday Sketch – Sketching the TPT Parking Ramp & Visualizing Something Else

I always thought it would be smarter for homeowners to maintain the front yard of their neighbor’s home since they usually  have a better view of their neighbor’s yard than their own. We live in a loft in  the Union Depot which is mostly awesome except for the view. Outside our window there is a skyway leading […]

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