Author Archives: John Ostrander

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John Ostrander Beats the Dreaded Deadline Doom… To Death!

“Negative space, n. – empty space, space around an object or form; also called white space.” – Negative space as a concept, especially in graphic arts, is an important idea. It could perhaps be described as drawing where the object isn’t. It can define the object. I once heard an artist say that the way…
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John Ostrander: Our Lonely Nation Turns Its Eyes To You

The Republican National Convention Circus came to town last week and they made the big clown their ringmaster. As you might guess, I am not a supporter of Donald Trump. Evidently neither is Senator Ted Cruz, who declined to get behind the party’s nominee during a nationally televised prime time speech at the Republican National…
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John Ostrander: Fame

I’m famous. Kinda. Sorta. I’m comic book famous. I get invited to conventions and the convention organizers pay my expenses. While I’m at a con, I sit at a table and autograph comic books, maybe speak on a panel or two (where my opinion seems to matter) and chat with various fans who come up.…
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