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I’m running rampant with these crest designs!

26 Apr

I think I’m pretty much always gonna describe my polls with terrible puns. :) But hey, gimme a break–like I mentioned before, things are getting pretty hectic over here, and pun therapy is the only thing that’s working! My thesis project is officially due in less than a week, which means I have a whole lotta bookmaking to do. I’m also working on the packaging for my thesis project. I was originally planning to make a fully functional board game that had my books attached to the board, but in the end it required too much extra time and original artwork. I would’ve had to put aside my actual thesis work much earlier in order to make it, and that just wasn’t worth the time. Instead, I’m going to screenprint canvas bags with a crest for an imaginary school and put the “assigned reading”–my four thesis books–inside. I’ve come up with four potential crests and mottos for this school, and I could use your help picking one! Here are the four choices:

Crest #1

Motto translation: “Images And Words”.

Crest #2

Motto translation: “Who Will Read This?”

Crest #3

Motto translation: “Let There Be Comix”.

Crest #4

Motto translation: “Words Instruct, Illustrations Lead”.

I need your help deciding which crest to use. I’ve made two polls–one for color schemes and one for mottos–so you can mix and match. You can also suggest different mottos if you like, and please feel free to correct my Latin (or, rather, the Latin I found on the internet) if you’re affronted by its inaccuracy. :P  If you have time, would you help me out?

A ‘charm’-ing post.

5 Mar

Get it? Eh?

…Oh man, I am on a roll with these puns this week. You know what else I’ve been on a roll with? Making some merchandise, AWW YEAH. Check it out:

Charm Designs

These are a bunch of potential designs for charms that I’m going to sell at MoCCA next month. I am the kind of person whose keys become inordinately heavy due to an ever-growing collection of keychains, and I love collecting little trinkets with my favorite characters on them, so I figured I may as well combine the two! All of the characters you see above are from books that I’ll have for sale at the show, too. Edie and her yeti friend are from Abominable and its sequel, Monsters; the purple flour-sack-like figures are from iNterruption; the obese cat is from my children’s book, Eat Up, Cat, which will be available for the first time at MoCCA. (If you simply can’t wait to get your hands on Abominable or iNterruption, you can purchase them in the store on my main site.)

Each of these charms will be 1 1/2 inches tall–perfect for keychains or cell phone charms!–and will be printed on black waterproof acrylic. I’m ordering them from a small-run print shop called Printsess. I’ve never used them before, but with customers like Threadless and Yuko Ota and Ananth Panagariya (the creators of Johnny Wander) in their repertoire I’m sure they do a good job.

With all that in mind, I’d really like to know what you guys think of these designs! If you have a minute to cast a vote, please help me choose the most appealing ones! I’d like to do an order of up to four designs, so please choose your top four and vote for them.


Thanks for your help! I’d like to make the order by Tuesday, so I’ll close the poll on Monday night after my update. If you’re still in a voting mood, why don’t you head on over to Paul’s blog and check out his poll? He’s also getting some charms made and has some excellent monster designs. Personally, I’m voting for the axolotl, the bat, the lounge lizard, and Quetzalcoatl. NOT THAT I AM TRYING TO SWAY YOUR VOTES OR ANYTHING

Happy holidays!

25 Dec

Welp, I’m sneaking this one in just under the wire again! I wanted to make a nice holiday image to post on Christmas Eve (or on Christmas Day, if you’re not on West Coast time), and that took some time. So, here it is!

Happy holidays to you and yours!

I might’ve had this a little sooner had the new kitten not decided to help. I spent about an hour trying to simultaneously draw and keep him from chasing the cursor, adjusting the volume and brightness, and entering quick mask mode. Don’t ask me how he did this.  I don’t even know the keyboard shortcut for quick mask mode. I’ll have to get him to teach me. The trick seems to have to do with lying down on the keyboard.

Anyway, merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate it, and happy weekend to those of you who don’t! Either way, I hope you guys have a great day surrounded by the people who make you happiest. I’ll talk to y’all on Monday. :)

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