I call this one St. George And The Dragon.     St. George and the Dragon,  ink, watercolor, gouache on canvas paper,  20 x 30 inches   I’d been reading this series of stories, called Lone Wolf and Cub, about a masterless samurai who wanders around Edo-period Japan with his infant son and works as a freelance […]

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…you ever notice how when someone draws people from the Bible he always draws those people to look like himself?  And by “look like himself” I mean “be whatever color/ethnicity he is”? Take Jesus, for example.  Sometimes he’s black, like in this Kenyan mural: Sometimes he’s from the Far East, like in this other painting […]

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You know about Bruce Lee, yes? His movies, you’ve seen them? His best movie is The Chinese Connection (1971).     That’s the one where he comes home from vacation and finds out that his teacher is dead.  Then he cries for approximately two seconds.  Then he becomes a serial killer.  Everyone gets the business […]

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So, Thucydides…     He wrote The History of the Peloponnesian War. There’s this part in it called The Melian Dialogue. It’s where Athens is about to attack the island of Melos.     The Athenians have a huge army and they’re about to stomp all over Melos with it. In the dialogue, Thucydides imagines […]

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