A Grave Matter

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Continuing the plot from this comic. I was very amused when several fans left comments on that comic, speculating as to what Babcia was really up to… The question is, did Rudek allow himself to be misled? What did he … Continued

Shady Characters

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This comic follows up this red squirrel’s unfortunate encounter with Masha. That bear is supposed to be a sun bear. Though you can’t see his characteristic throat marking, I’m pretty happy with how his character design is differentiated from Malutki’s. … Continued


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Well, this one took a tremendously long time to complete, and I’m not completely satisfied with it. But it’s time to post and move on. Once I completed the backgrounds, which were quite light (due to the snowy landscape), I … Continued


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Masha’s recent run-in with a starving Belarusian refugee left her conflicted…but now it looks like she’s made a decision. Well, she tried to, anyway. For the backgrounds, I tried something new–the oil paint tool in MangaStudio. I was afraid of … Continued

Clever Enough

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And so! After a long pause, another installment of the story. I was pleasantly surprised to find that after months away from the drawing tablet, the style of this cartoon is pretty consistent with the last few. You may notice, … Continued

Last Request

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Looks like Rudek has a soft spot for the old Badger, after all. Or maybe there’s more going on here than it seems. So, with this comic, after putting a lot of effort into adjusting the levels, saturation, contrast, and … Continued


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Well — It’s good to finally post something after a few months unexpected hiatus. I won’t go into details or make excuses, but my son was born two months early, in October. As Lennon said, life is what happens when … Continued


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In this comic, a long-standing question is answered. Subtitle: Мой хлопчык means “My boy.” I had huge problems with the composition and palette on this one. I think ultimately it’s a problem of Notan–the value contrasts are not forming a “readable” … Continued

A Thrashing

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If only Masha had access to a therapist, or at least a non-living, non-glass punching bag.   This comic achieves a few different goals for me. I was realizing I needed practice on drawing action and violence. I also have been … Continued

Upping the Ante

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This is a moment that I guess the whole comic has sort of been building toward… it is called “Rudek and the Bear” after all :)   Wanted to try a “white on white” kind of background. You know, the … Continued

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