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Opening this Friday, Boston Children's Museum has an art show *Comics: Heroes, Myths, and Tales*. I'm one of the 10 Boston Comics Roundtable artists featured in the show.

The art I'm including consists of Pages 12--16 from my near-wordless comic book, _Laird MacGuffin's Treasury_ (see pp12-15 below).

This Friday evening 6--8 PM there will be a Meet the Artists event, and I'll be there! Friday evenings 5–9 PM, Museum admission is only $1. bostonchildrensmuseum.org/exhi

The tone layer of the color study for Spirits & Seekers Page 004 has been changed to reflect the fact that there are windows on two walls -- Page 003, which shows light in the windows of the corner room, should have tipped me off long ago. In this study, I lifted as much of the old color as I could, but there's only so much I could do. This is why I do color studies -- so I have room to make mistakes!

Images I've already posted here -- including the "final" version of Page 002 of Spirits & Seekers -- may have to change. I finally sat down and sketched the floor plan of the 2nd floor ("Upstairs" of the Upstairs/Downstairs dynamic) of the Mitau (Jelgava) home of Baroness Elisa von der Recke's father, Count Johann von Medem.

Tone washes for color study for Page 007 of Spirits & Seekers: Cagliostro in Courland.

Tone washes for color study for Page 006 of Spirits & Seekers: Cagliostro in Courland. I haven't done anything with the glasses of (dark-colored, like Riga Black Balsam-style) cordial, as I was unsure how to handle the reflection and refraction of the glass in this mostly fireplace-lit scenery; I'll have to quiz my watercolor coach.

Tone washes for color study of Page 005 of Spirits & Seekers: Cagliostro in Courland. What does Cagliostro see that gives him pause?

Getting back to work (again) on the color studies for _Spirits & Seekers: Cagliostro in Courland_. These are updated tone washes for the study for Page 004 -- with lettering.

Further progress on Mona Lisa. Don't be afraid to go dark in your early washes! Hahaha.

How Mona Lisa stands as of the end of the MIT Craft Fair this past Friday afternoon. Will continue working on her during this week's craft fairs.

Finally, Mr. Pitkin is manager of the Hellish Benares Theatre. Needless to say, he takes a dim view of Balcony Fred's menacing behavior.

Balcony Fred is a perv who peeps up the stairs to the balcony as ladies in swishy skirts go up. Biff is concerned that he's cast a baleful influence on him. The crouching posture is his position as he peeps up the balcony stairs.

Second new "In Hellish Benares" character: Biff, the usher at Hellish Benares Theatre. Middy (when still alive) thinks he's a trifle odd, as he's very young, but wears a more old-fashioned uniform than she does. Toward the end of the story, he crawls along on all fours.

Four new character designs for a new "Ling Master" story, "In Hellish Benares". First is Middy, who first appears as a ghost (or "haint", as the Ling Master refers to her). When she was alive, she worked at the Hellish Benares Theatre. I've modified Blaster Al's original story so that it comes full circle rather than just floating off into nowhere like the original. I definitely need practice drawing her hair.

My partner and I were at the SMFA Art Sale reception last night -- but since the sale started at 11 AM, we didn't see my framed piece (Cardinals Communing) on the wall, as someone had bought it a half-hour before we arrived! The sale, which benefits SMFA students and programs, continues through this Sunday (today and Sat. 11-7, Sunday 11-5) and I still have some of my shrinkwrapped pieces in the racks for browsing. smfa.tufts.edu/events-exhibits

As an alumna of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston ("Museum School"), I'm offering for sale some pieces in their annual Art Sale, which benefits students and programs. Sale open to the public this Thurs--Sat 11AM-7PM, Sun 11AM-5PM, with a reception Thursday night 5:30-8 PM (I'll be there).

Sales on all art are 50%--100% donated to the Museum School. You can browse the offered pieces on the SMFA Art Sale Artist Directory, including my own at tufts.force.com/ArtSaleVF/Arti

Post 2 of 2: The next 3 color STUDY pages, in progress, just washes (clearly not finished!) Pages 007--9.

Back to work on the color STUDIES for Spirits & Seekers: Cagliostro in Courland. Putting down washes first. Post 1 of 2: Studies for pp 004--6.

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