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Monthly archives for April, 2013

Throwback

Throwback

I resurrected some “technique” from my caricaturing days at Idlewild Park for the shading on today’s Doodle.

Doodle A Day

Doodle A Day

A new initiative! I’ve been putting off working on my drawing/webcomic aspirations for multiple years now, and the time has come to put an end to that. So, as of today (today counts as Monday, April 29, please ignore the time stamp) I am going to draw and upload one sketch or drawing or doodle […]

The Last Leg: Abakan to Kyzyl

The Last Leg: Abakan to Kyzyl

This is the second installment in my riveting Great Siberian Adventure. In this episode, my colleague A. and I make it from the train station in Abakan to our final destination in downtown Kyzyl. When we got off the train at the crack of dawn the next morning, Andrei the lawyer helped get us into a marshrutka […]

Extracts from the Train to Siberia: A Tale of Two Andreis

Extracts from the Train to Siberia: A Tale of Two Andreis

This is the third installment in the Great Siberian Adventure series. A co-Fulbrighter and I spent two weeks in the summer of 2012 teaching English at a kids’ camp in Kyzyl, Tuva. My last three days on the train to Kyzyl, I and my fellow Fulbrighter A. were in coupé, a second-class compartment with four bunks and a […]

My Great Siberian Adventure

My Great Siberian Adventure

During the summer of 2012, I spent two weeks teaching at a children’s summer camp in Siberia. The camp was located in the city of Kyzyl — the capital of the Tuva Republic, and the geographic center of Asia. The whole thing was a fortnight-long string of incredible, unforgettable adventures. And all preceded by the […]