I’ve got one more convention this year, New England Webcomics Weekend (November 6-7), and I wanted to make sure I had some Dumbing of Age mechandise. Well, there ain’t enough comics yet to fill a book, so I went the art direction instead. I’ve done art before — in fact, “limited prints” were how I made a living about a decade ago — but I wanted to try something a little nicer this go-round. When I was a young webcomic upstart, I printed out my stuff at, y’know, Kinko’s. (Youngsters may now know this fabled place as “FedEx Office.”)
So check this out. I ordered them online a week or so back from a very nice place that is not Kinko’s, and they arrived today. 17″x11″ artwork printed out on card stock gloss. It’s amazingly nice. I am serious. It’s as nice as my artwork can possibly look! They’re so nice that I kinda want to frame one myself, but man that’d be kinda douchey.
If you want an unobstructed-by-afternoon-lighting look at the artwork, click on through here to my DeviantArt account. And to own it, it’s available in the Shortpacked! Store! for $15 and shipping. It’ll come to your mailbox nicely rolled up in a tube.
Did you know I started out ten years ago selling limited prints for $25? And now they’re ten bucks less, twice as big, and a hojillion times better quality. Progress is grand!
The cuteness of the hat compels you! And what it compels you to do is draw fanart, judging by this drawing of Dina by the infamous John Troutman. But just because Dina’s having a good time doesn’t mean her hat has to be! It’s so, so put out.
Ruth owned last week’s fanart, so can we get a little Dorothy in here? Yes we can, thanks to Starline! Go read her webcomic, Candi. It’s about a pink-haired girl who totally also goes to college.