I keep meaning to scan and post these, and then I don’t, and then I sketch more and mean to post them, and then I don’t… so now it’s your Sunday PM sketchapalooza!
As I mentioned on Facebook/Twitter (if this didn’t deserve a status update, nothing does), I was awakened last night at 12:30am by sirens and flashing lights. The house across the street was belching smoke, followed closely by flames.
Mark is a barely retired widower who lives alone. He got out just in time (he even fainted on his doorstep because of smoke inhalation) with nothing but what he was sleeping in. The house itself is a total write-off; the fire took over the attic and crisped the entire top of the structure.
Because I’m not a completely integrated 21st-century type, I didn’t think to take pictures at the time. By this afternoon the disaster cleanup crew had already boarded over the windows, but I took the required pics of the garage (“required” as in the expected “pics or it didn’t happen” comments on Facebook).
I like doing these covers for nonexistent bands; they’re simple design bites that allow me to get from start to fnish in under five minutes — especially delicious when I’m in the middle of a long design or art project.
(original photo here)
If you’re waiting with bated breath (or even baited breath — there are some pretty darned creative fishing techniques out there) for my Salt Lake Comic Con recap, I’m going to disappoint you. There are photogalleries aplenty around the internet; all I will add is that photos just don’t do justice to the spectacle of hordes of people (the most reputable estimates I’ve heard say 60,000) crammed into the Salt Palace.
Instead, I’ll point you do an interview done with me by Steven Savage at Muse Hack. I got on Steven’s radar because of Lousy Book Covers, but then he found out that, jeez, I’m even more fascinating than that one site indicates! Highlights: Laughing myself to tears, shoutouts to Geocities and Leprechaun II, and the glories of the Streisand Effect.
So back in the pre-crash days of this blog, I posted a handful of album covers I had photoshopped together to go with the phrases I had labeled “the name of my next band.” Maybe I’ll repost those sometime in the future. But in the meantime, here are some NEW albums featuring the names of my next bands!
After the server crash in the spring took down all my sites, I had every intention to resurrect Fifth Planet Design, my ebook cover design site. However, months have passed and reconstructing that site hasn’t moved to the top of my to-do list, which tells me that I shouldn’t do it at all; if other projects and pursuits keep me from putting up the site, they will surely get in the way of doing much cover design work.
However, I’m still open for business to friends, which is why when Blake Matthews, sometime proprietor of the Cold Fusion subsite It’s A Beautiful Film Worth Fighting For, came to me to do the cover for his ebook about fighting styles used in martial arts films… well, how could I resist?Available now!