Posts tagged ‘Comics’

On the Road Again

After taking a sabbatical that was brought on by one part school and two parts laziness, I have begun listing products regularly in my shop. I also had a photography revelation which I think really brings the shop together. I was Home Depot the other day for some wood and picked out a few paint chips while I was there. I’ve been using them for the background of my photos so I can have a matching and limited palette. Let me know what you think!


October 18, 2008 at 1:41 am Leave a comment

Comic Book Advertising 101 : Lesson 2

A crucial part to any advertisement is celebrity endorsements.  Just make sure that they stand the test of time.


I’m pretty sure if you send it in you’ll still get that autograph.  I’d be careful about putting a return address tho…

October 13, 2008 at 9:08 am Leave a comment

Comic book Advertising 101 : Lesson 1

If you are a hardcore fan of comic book, a casual reader or an advertiser trying to sell to the afore mentioned demographics, this online course will be very beneficial to you.  Advertising in comic books is becoming much more prevalent.  I mean really…they are on almost every other page now. So in order to tap into your market and study the transformation in advertising we are going to focus on how the 90’s handled it in this first lesson.


What you can take away from this example is how EXTREME they make it.  Comic book fans in the 90’s only responded to the most extreme of advertising.  It’s like they’re comin’ attcha!  Everyone looks a little maniacal  and I feel like Professor X is trying to fart.  So remember that.  Try to employ insanity and farts as much as possible if you’re going for the 90’s aesthetic.  Not really sure why a poster in the underwear package makes the briefs un-boring, but we’re just gonna go with it.


And always be sure to label your advertisement as an “advertisement” because comic readers are so dumb they might actually believe this is part of the story they are reading.  Especially if the ad has nothing to do with the book in which it’s published.


Next Class we’ll travel back to the good ol’ 60s and 70s for some REAL learning material.

October 2, 2008 at 3:46 am 4 comments

Most Phallic Comic Book Cover

So we’ve been going through all our old comic books seeing what to try and sell and what we can use for other, more artistic, endeavors.  Then we came across this.




Just take a moment to absorb the whole composition.  Please note Nick Fury’s Ruffie coma and compromising position.  The determined look in Strucker’s eyes…and the giant phallic gun are really accented with the lovely white smoke that one can only describe as “oozing” from the tip.

I applaud you Marvel.

September 24, 2008 at 7:40 am 3 comments


So Dick is taking a relief printmaking class this semester.  It’s the same one I took the first semester we got to Salisbury.  I love it so much that I’ve been messing around with some ideas of my own while he’s working on his projects.  Here’s what I have so far…

This is an inked linoleum block.  The kind of linoleum I like best is really thick, but it does have a texture to it…if you don’t sand it down then it will look like this:

This one moved a little while I was burnishing…should’ve taken a pic of the good one ^_^   See how it’s not all solid black?  That’s the effect you get from this linoleum.  I like it though.

This one is done on standard white pine.  You can get a 4′ board from Home Depot for around 5.00…awesome.  Here’s the finished:

It might not be totally finished.  I’m not sure how I feel about her shirt.  I need feedback.  Otherwise I’m happy with it and will be printing soon!

September 18, 2008 at 2:28 am Leave a comment

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