I have super terrific happy news! My GingerDead Heart Strings Card…
is featured in AP (Alternative Press) Magazine – February edition #247! HOoo! It’s in the AP style Section titled – Blood is the New Black plus Anti-Valentine’s swag that starts on page 55. I think the cards are on page 58. I know I’m silly but it felt pretty amazing to stroll into Borders and pick up the magazine, flip through the pages and see my artwork. They put a cool little blurb about the cards, the url and also referred to me as ‘author Calan Ree’ which made me feel extra fancy. 😛
This is all very magickal timing because I’m thinking it’s time to see about getting a book published. In fact, I was doing research on that when I stopped into Borders and didn’t expect the magazine to be out yet but there it was. Maybe it was a sign. Hehe!
The ‘Now’ theme of the comic revolves around the general spirit I’ve been feeling lately. Also, it’s a little joke between Jim and I as we always answer, “Now” when the other asks the time. This started from this watch that says the day of the week in teeny fonts that I looked at upside down one Monday (MON) and read it as NOW. I thought it was the coolest thing a watch could say and then realized I was reading it upside down. Since, we both like to focus on the now, it has sort of stuck.
I’ve finally released some more greeting cards. You guys responded well to the Nutcracker and Vendetta birthday haiku so they are officially part of the GingerDead goth and alternative greeting card collection. In addition, I redid that drawing and saying I made for Jim as a thank you and turned it into a love / valentine / anti-valentine card called Ennui – Love you More. Here it is:
and here is how the other two came out:
All of them except the Vendetta bday card are up in my etsy store. I’ll put her up tomorrow. It’s better to release stuff each day in there or you get buried, so for marketing purposes, I’m holding off until tomorrow afternoon so she gets some visibility.
I know I usually link you to something funky, share a recent adventure or talk about something bizarre, but this week you’ll have to settle for the me, me, me post. I’m just happy and proud of some of the recent work and who better to share with than the people that have kept me encouraged since day one. Virtual hugs to you all.
Next week, I’ll bring something more interesting to blahg about I promise.
In the meantime, excersize your haiku’n muscles in the comments field. 😀