Category Archive: “Uncategorized”

New Word Alert – Gormenghast #1

First, two cultural terms:

A printmaking term:

Last but not least, a big batch of words from the beginning of Titus Groan, book one of Mervyn Peake’s Gormenghast trilogy. I’ve had the omnibus for some time but just started reading it. It’s delightfully strange and surprisingly funny — and definitely rife with unfamiliar vocabulary.

Posted on Wednesday, February 14th, 2024.

Newly Queued – Short Story Collections

Here are three short story collections I recently picked up:

  1. The Fantasy Hall of Fame, edited by Robert Silverberg, from the local Friends of the Library book shop.
  2. Collected Stories Vol. 1, by Richard Matheson, from a thrift store
  3. A People’s Future of the United States, edited by Victor LaValle & John Joseph Adams, from Autumn Leaves Books.

 

Posted on Wednesday, February 14th, 2024.

Tiger Cat Mats

You can now get my tiger print from last year printed as a “pet mat” from Redbubble. I’m not sure what it looks like in reality (the image about is an automatic product composition generated by Redbubble), but the option amuses me so I enabled the product in my sticker store.

Posted on Sunday, January 28th, 2024.

New Word Alert

Some new-to-me words from some recent reads:

Posted on Saturday, January 13th, 2024.

2023 Art Highlights

Cross-posting from Patreon (which you can join to follow for free): here are some highlights from last year’s patron-supported art projects.

Relief prints:

Spooky Sharpie sketches from #inktober 2023 (#10):

I drew a lot of author portraits last year. Here are a few of my favorite sketches:

Numbers in parentheses indicate the issue of my PORTRAITS zine in which the piece originally appeared.

Posted on Monday, January 8th, 2024.

SSL/TLS Certificates

One more website update: after a brief lapse, SSL/TLS certificates for anoved.net (this site) and jimdevona.art (my art portfolio/link page) are renewed. No longer will your web browser warn you about hanging out here.

My homebrew website recipe:

Posted on Monday, January 8th, 2024.

Stylesheet Fixes

The stylesheets on the front page of anoved.net were not loading correctly except in the browser I used to log in to WordPress. For some reason, the WP Super Cache plugin was serving the index page with http stylesheet links even though https is used throughout the site template, yielding a mixed-content error. I disabled a few caching features and it seems to be resolved.

Posted on Thursday, January 4th, 2024.

New in the Queue – December 31

Books received this Christmas:

Photo of listed books

Lots of art & imagery mixed in with this batch of text!

Posted on Sunday, December 31st, 2023.

Word Haul

It’s a New Word Alert roundup!

Posted on Saturday, March 4th, 2023.

Sci-Fi Mini Crossword

Crosshare is a nifty site for hosting (and playing) user-constructed crosswords. You can embed puzzles on other sites, like this mini crossword I made for PORTRAITS #2. (Be forewarned: it contains some very esoteric science fiction clues.)

Posted on Tuesday, February 28th, 2023.