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Weird Wednesday: Cartoons and a Guessing Game

I post “The Miniscules” on Instagram @lines_by_leon every Monday, but I’ll put them here on Wednesday as well.

Monday’s “Miniscule Monday” continuing the fairy tale theme.

I came across my Inktober sketches, but I have no idea what word each was supposed to represent. Do you?

Feel free to guess. I really don’t know.

I introduced a new cartoon two weeks ago. It didn’t have a name then. Let us welcome:

The Untitled

Part three:

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” If you are thinking that the humor has a familiar weirdness to it, you wouldn’t be mistaken. Any idea of the target of the homage?

Thanks for stopping by!

-Leon


Leon Stevens is a composer, artist, and author of three books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories, and Journeys: Eight Original Pieces for Classical Guitar

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Weird Wednesday: Cartoons (again)

I post “The Miniscules” on Instagram @lines_by_leon every Monday, but I’ll put them here on Wednesday as well.

One thing I can kinda draw are books…
See?

Monday’s “Miniscule Monday”…

Last week, I introduced a new cartoon. It didn’t have a name then. Let us welcome:

The Untitled

Continuing the childhood game theme:

Ooh, fancy border.

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” If you are thinking that the humor has a familiar weirdness to it, you wouldn’t be mistaken. Any idea of the target of the homage?

Thanks for stopping by!

-Leon


Leon Stevens is a composer, artist, and author of three books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories, and Journeys: Eight Original Pieces for Classical Guitar

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Weird Wednesday: Cartoons

I post “The Miniscules” on Instagram @lines_by_leon every Monday, but I’ll put them here on Wednesday as well.

Sometimes my ideas make me laugh out loud. This was one of them.
Let’s never speak of it again…
I love crosswords!

I had this thought, and it was appropriately weird.

Thanks for stopping by!

-Leon


Leon Stevens is a composer, artist, and author of three books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories, and Journeys: Eight Original Pieces for Classical Guitar

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Weird Wednesday

Getting close to being caught up with all “The Miniscules” to date. There will be a few more Wednesdays before you will be getting the current weekly serving of hilarity. Of course, you can always catch Miniscule Monday on Instagram @lines_by_leon

After The Masters The loss of a beloved actor
Do you like puzzles? I do!

No verse for the creatures this week, just a query.

Careless, but what has them spooked?

Hope you enjoy my creations!

-Leon


Leon Stevens is a composer, artist, and author of three books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories, and Journeys: Eight Original Pieces for Classical Guitar

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Weird Wednesday

Last Wednesday I shared the origins trailer that I put together: “The Miniscules: Origins” .I’ll let you get caught up.

Back? Nice. Here is the next installment of the Miniscules recap.

Yes, I posted one twice. Just copied it from my old site.
This one still makes me laugh. I don’t know why, it’s not that funny…
October. Get it?
The last one didn’t involve any ‘scules, but I needed to draw it. Thank you, Alex.

And finally, no Weird Wednesday would be complete without some “creatures”

Left alone to their own devices
Survival is inevitable
Adaptation is necessary
To perish not an option

Weird enough for ya?

-Leon


Leon Stevens is a composer, artist, and author of three books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories, and Journeys: Eight Original Pieces for Classical Guitar

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Weird Wednesday: The Miniscules-Origins

When I started The Miniscules it was just an avenue for some strange ideas that I had in my head. sometimes they got into predicaments because of their size, then later they became embroiled with current events. With a bit of time on my hands, and in answer to many queries like, “Where did the Miniscules come from?”, I decided to use my rudimentary skills to produce what I like to call: “a waste of a few hours of my day…

Now to continue your refresher of The Miniscules so far:

I changed my Instagram account from @theminiscules to @lines_by_leon to keep my branding consistent.
I found an old one that I hadn’t posted before.
A mix of funny, older, and current events
And then the return to school

So, there you go. I hope that you enjoy The Miniscules as much as I do.

-Leon

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Weird Wednesday: More Miniscules + Creatures.

Continuing the evolution of my “artistic” side. Some ideas are poignant, others come from everyday situations, the last one was inspired by all the sports repeats in 2020. You can see that I haven’t figured out where to put the web link:

I started a “Miniscules: Origins” movie. I got as far as a trailer (will post that soon). The last one was due to changing my Instagram account.

“Can I see more creatures” you ask? Of course.

There hasn’t been anyone around in days.
It belongs to no one now
Reclaimed and renewed
Without interruption
Or corruption

I hope you have been enjoying my scratches and scrawls.

-Leon


Leon Stevens is a composer, artist, and author of two books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures and The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. Visit www.linesbyleon.com

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Weird Wednesday: More Miniscules

So, in my attempt to catch you up on a year of “The Miniscules”, I submit a few more from my website (yes, they are all there-you don’t have to wait).

You can see when the Covid-19 crisis hit.

A lot of things were different. I wrote a Homeschooling article on Medium.com: Homeschooling : It doesn’t have to feel like work!

Last week, I introduced my creatures. Still no idea how they came about.

The shallows protected from…
From what? A foe?
It hasn’t rained in days, but hopeful they graze…

Thanks for stopping by!

-Leon

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Weird Wednesday: New Year and More Cartoons

Here’s a question: When does your new year start? Do you follow the Gregorian calendar -or what most people think of it as, the calendar that hangs on your wall or is displayed on your phone/computer, or have you held on to that antiquated Julian system for the last 500 years? Probably the Gregorian…so that means January 1, right? Not necessarily. You might be like me and consider that the real new year should start on your birthday. Doesn’t that make sense? It does make for a logistics nightmare if you want to attend a New Year’s Eve party though. I can’t remember the last time I stayed up late on December 31st.

What about the winter solstice? Shortest day of the year. Things can only get brighter-and eventually warmer. Here’s another thought: If we didn’t have leap years to adjust the calendar, wouldn’t the shortest day of the year eventually occur in the summer? That’s why. I get it.  

While we are tossing around potential new year start ideas, why not the World Junior Hockey Championships? They start December 2020 but are called  the 2021 World Junior Hockey Championship. So, we are in 2021 already. 

Enough rambling, Leon. Get to the cartoons… (If you need to get caught up: Weird Wednesday Dec 23)

This is still one of my favorites, but when I inked over it the waiter’s expression changed-I liked the original better.

People asked me who The Miniscules really are, so I granted the request:

Thanks for reading!

-Leon

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Weird Wednesday: More Miniscules

Sometimes humor can make you laugh out loud, chuckle, snicker, giggle, smile, smirk, purse your lips, furrow your brow, or shake your head. As I have written before, humor is subjective (read my previous post here: Humor/Humour) and it is so diverse from the silly to the “I can’t believe you said that” to the just plain weird or bizarre.

I have always enjoyed the just plain weird humor. The Far Side cartoons were some of my favorites, and the humor of Steven Wright was groundbreaking. So, continuing with last week’s post, I am going to catch you up on my cartoon, The Miniscules, to show one aspect of my sense of humor. If you have read my other posts, you’ll know that I usually interject humor wherever possible.

I put together the rough drafts that became the finished product which I called ‘Scule-volution.

Notice the addition of various borders…

Most of the early humor was derived from the fact that they are just so small, which later will incorporate more current events.

And finally, on the theme of weird, here are my creatures. I don’t know how they came about, but they did, and they are definitely weird.

-Leon