DEANCON2: THE TRIPPENING
I’ve still got commissions on the list for #Deancon2013, the fundraiser I held last month to replace my Mountain Dew’d MacBook Pro. Thanks so much to everyone who ordered a superhero sketch from me. But as you can see from the above picture, my car, the Bat-Jetta, is in need of more auto repair expertise than I can provide at Trippe HQ. (I do feel unusually handy for deciphering the problem and getting it running well enough to get it to the shop without a tow.) I need to buy two parts for installation, and have a coolant leak fixed.
So, I’m opening the doors for commissions once again, at the same lower-than-usual rate. Honestly, I’m having a great time working on these. I think they’re the most consistently solid commissions I’ve ever done, and while a lot of it has to do with being in the zone and staying warmed up, I honestly think it’s due in large part to how overwhelmingly grateful I feel to the folks who ordered these and helped me get back up and running on a new machine so quickly.
If you missed out on #DeanCon2013 (which I’ll be caught up on by the end of the month), and would like a superhero sketch of your own, #DeanCon2 is the same deal:
$35 - Single Character, Inked (superheroes and supporting cast only), 5.5” x 8.5”
$50 - Two Characters, Inked (superheroes and supporting cast only), 5.5” x 8.5”
+ $5 for shipping in the U.S. (Email me for international shipping.)
Once again, I have a number of slots available on a first come, first served basis, so you can PayPal me (email@example.com), and include the character(s) you want in the notes.
These will be drawn an shipped during October and November, so they make good Christmas gifts.
Pretty great having my computer and my car break down within a month of each other, but I can’t complain too much, since I somehow get to solve problems by drawing superheroes. And I’m reminded of this:
“You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.” - Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men
SHARES AND REBLOGS APPRECIATED.
Massive spoilers for those who haven’t read the books.
Come October, this is something you will be able to buy from your local bookseller, courtesy of Coffee House Press. You can leave it out on your living room table to impress dates when they come over. Your date asks, “You have a book about tape, flags, meetings, and city buses?” and you say, “Yes, I do,” and your date says, “This date just got interesting.”
If I weren’t already excited about this book, the above scenario would seal the deal.
I hope that makes the back cover.
Hey, you’re a guy. You like your beer cold, your engines revved and your girls gone wild. So come on down to the heteronormative party of the year — He-Fest! The only chromosome that matters this weekend at the Roy is “Y,” with testosterone-torqued displays ranging from the outdoors to…
We need your vote!
Every year Penguin selects the best book videos for The Davids, named after our CEO David Shanks. And in 2013, we’re opening the voting to the public.
So head to www.penguin.com/thedavids and cast your vote. Note that you don’t have to vote in every category.
Of course we strongly, strongly recommend you choose our Thomas Pynchon entry for Best Animated Video. (You would not believe the amount of trash-talking in the offices this week between the imprints.)
Do this today.
Via the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jason Adkins (Director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference) is saying that the GLBT community isn’t equal. Not equal? There should be no such thing as second-class citizen.
That’s some bullshit. Adkins is a fool. And what’s the public purpose of marriage at all? You don’t need to be married to reproduce, and there’s certainly no guarantee that marriage creates a more stable population.
Marriage, at least the contemporary, 21st-century version of marriage (which is all that matters, since that’s what we’re living), is a love license.
but I can’t go on twitter to complain about it. so
When you see the broken Twitter Robot, instead of the Twitter Fail Whale, you know things are really wrong.
I’m trying to remain calm.