Yeah, I don’t know if that post title really makes any sense. It’s just what came to mind regarding this post. Is it too early to plan what to wear this year to San Diego Comic-Con? Have I ever planned what I was going to wear for anything?
For awhile now I’ve been toying with a t-shirt design that would feature a “Comic-Con Badge.” I even tried designing an image of the lanyard, but it never looked quite right. I worked up two “badge” designs…
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I worked up a “Con” logo that — let’s say, “pays tribute to” a familiar convention logo, but also recalls the history of comic books. For the logo image I included the left lens of the X-Ray Spex that were advertised in almost every comic book that I bought off the spinner rack at 7-11 for 35¢ way back in the day. The “Red Badge” has a definite message, while the “Blue Badge” is just fun. By the way, the bar-code should read “comic book fan” when scanned.
As of the typing of this post, the “Red Badge” is available as a t-shirt or sticker at Redbubble. I might make the “Blue Badge” available as well if there seems to be any interest. But, on to the subject of this post — the Con-Fan T-shirt that I’ll be wearing to San Diego Comic-Con this year…
Hopefully I can convince another 29 individuals to do the same, or at least just buy the shirt even if they’re not going to Comic-Con and just happen to be comic fans. The Comic-Fan T-Shirt is currently looking for funding at TeePublic.com. If 30 people like and purchase the design the shirt will get made. I’m going to give this route a try first before considering other printing options. Any help spreading the word about my Con-Fan T-Shirt is appreciated. See ya in San Diego this July.
The first installment of my experiment in short fiction for the digital age is now available as a Kindle download from Amazon.com. sparQuire is pleased to announce the release of Asterisk (1 Picture 1000 Words). Published with the short attention span reader in mind, the 1 Picture 1000 Words series features a fully illustrated original picture accompanied with a short story of exactly one thousand words. And, artist Eric J really hit it out of the park (so to speak) with the accompanying illustration to my 1K words.
The first offering… Asterisk takes a brief, but detailed, look at the future of professional baseball and the new breed of players engineered to play the game.
It may very well be a baseball story, but don’t let that turn you off if “America’s Pastime” doesn’t happen to be your favorite pastime. It’s also a science-fiction story with genetically engineered humans, and a look at the not-so-always accepting aspect of humans in general.
With any luck there will be more installments of 1 Picture 1000 Words. There are a number of artists that I want to hit up to partake in this little experiment. But, I’m going to need some reader support to pull it off. Please consider purchasing Asterisk (1 Picture 1000 Words) Kindle Edition) for just 99¢. And, you don’t have to have a Kindle to read the Asterisk eBook. You can read it on just about any device from your desktop PC or Mac to your iPhone or iPad, or Android tablet by downloading the free Kindle Reader (if you don’t have it already).
“A sharp slice of the future served up with a moody side of art. Every picture deserves a thousand words like these.” — Matt Forbeck, author of Hard Times in Dragon City
Asterisk (1 Picture 1000 Words) is written by (me) Dan Taylor (Hero Happy Hour) and illustrated by Eric J (Rex Mundi).
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