Historic newspaper archive search →
Part of the Library of Congress’ Chronicling America project. Full-text search across well over a hundred newspapers from around the country, and you can search by state and date…
IF: subtract →
Watercolor, indigo blue and a brush, playing with negative space, and doing my best to stretch the topic, subtract = negative.
Power line check-up →
Yeah, I’m sure it’s just like you and me going to the dentist for a cleaning. The dentist uses certain tools to get the job done. The power company uses helicopters…and jump-suited guys with…
Saltwater Witch - new set posted →
I just posted a couple new pages for Saltwater Witch—his weeks set, which is a little short of my promised three pages a week, but the next one starts with an interesting perspective and wouldn’t…
Dryad and her man →
She’s my protag for my current novel. I painted a character study for two other characters for the same story a week ago or so—and went with a similar arrangement here, although a lot sunnier…
A character study I did for Sea Throne →
This is Kassandra a ways after Seaborn. Yeah, she just gets scarier as time goes by. Click for the full view: .
Neil Gaiman on Colbert Report last night →
Who knew Colbert was a Tom Bombadil fan? …His songs are the stronger songs, and his feet are faster. Interview with Neil is in the third segment: …
Seaborn for Newbs →
Hitting bookstore shelves SUMMER 2009! (Okay, maybe not) .
Saltwater Witch - new set posted →
I just posted a new set (14) for Saltwater Witch, going for a rougher sketchier look. Check out the story so far: http://the0phrastus.typepad.com/saltwaterwitch/ .
Character study →
Two characters from my current book, not the protags, but central to the plot. They’re hunters of a sort, and they have some cool gear and powers. These two show up in chapter 13. I just went…
Read Seaborn Free and Share your Love of the Sea... →
Read Seaborn Free and Share your Love of the Sea →
Painting progress →
I spent some time last night sketching out the next couple sets for Saltwater Witch, but looking at the last set, I can’t help think that it’s far better than stuff I was doing just a…
How much do you write in one sitting? →
I rarely get a full day to write—six or more hours in front of the keyboard. Almost everything I write is the combination of many many 1 - 2 hour sittings in which I typically manage to get down…
Posted a new set for Saltwater Witch →
Okay, there’s a new set of panels for Saltwater Witch up, Kassandra a little hesitant about leaving her “home” but knowing there isn’t much there for her anymore. Check is all out here:
My new hub website: SaltwaterWitch.com →
I’ve been looking into purchasing a few domain names that have something to do with my name, like ChrisHowardAuthor.com, ChrisHowardWriter.com, etc. But I’ve actually settled on a domain I…
Saltwater Witch Preview →
Just finished four panels for the next Saltwater Witch set. Here’s a preview: .
"Vampire" discovered in mass grave →
“A skeleton exhumed from a grave in Venice is being claimed as the first known example of the “vampires” widely referred to in contemporary documents…” So that’s what you’re supposed to…
F+W Media offering free book downloads →
…including 70 Solutions to Common Writing Mistakes. http://www.fwmedia.com/article/freebookdownloads/ .
IF: intricate →
One of a set of character studies I’m doing. Click for the full view: .
B&N is into ebooks →
They just bought Fictionwise for $15.7 million. Story: http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2009/03/05/ap6129756.html Thanks: Lori
Blue Whale up close →
The WDCS (The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society) has created a very cool animated, scrollable closeup view of a Blue Whale—a “life size” Blue Whale. Kind of like Google…
On Righting Processes →
The pantser-vs-plotter debate flares up every once in a while, but I don’t think there’s a wrong way to write a book, just the right one—the one that works—for a particular writer. I’m…
Amazon Kindle iPhone app... →
…kicks ass! Downloaded it this afternoon—it’s free—and you have full access to Amazon.com’s Kindle store without owning a Kindle. I have a Sony Reader—second gen one, so a bit old,…
Okay, that's pretty damn cool →
A five minute video Microsoft created for the Wharton Business Technology Conference titled “2019”—as in what the world’s going to look like technology-wise in ten years. Check it out. Very neat…
Did I mention that this is one of the best sets of interview questions I’ve had to answer so far? Go check out the interview at The World in the Satin Bag: Interview w/ Chris Howard .
Just posted the first set of Chapter 4 for... →
Yup. It’s official. I’m into chapter 4 of the story, Kassandra about to run off to the sea. Go check it out. Here’s a sample art page I put together of the five panels in this set: .
Update to SaltwaterWitch.com →
I put a new face on my SaltwaterWitch.com site, brightened it up, simplified, and a big link to my web comic right in the middle of the page. Go check it out.
Just when you thought spring was in sight →
Shot this today, off the back deck. Snow. Snow. Snow. Much more on the way. Click for the full view: