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Geeky Greeting Card Spotlight #3

Sorry for the hiatus, Minions. The holidays threw me out of whack, completely.

So, when I last left you, it was still X-mas time. Snow on the ground, presents around the tree, the sounds of family yelling at each other over the top of extravagantly prepared meals filling the air – brings a tear to the eye, doesn’t it?

Well, it is no longer Xmas. But that means we’re staring down the barrel of that most insidious of holdays: Valentine’s Day. Back when MMP first started, we sold Zombie greeting cards and after the first 3 Xmas designs, I did up some Valentine’s cards. So, I’m going to talk about one of those today.

oYu stole my heart

This was one of the first “Geeky Greetings” I’d ever done and the first Zombie Valentine. We were thinking up ideas for our Zombie cards and I sketched up this hand coming out of the ground with a heart in it. I don’t know where it came from, but it came out pretty much fully-formed. Ashlie thought up the text and here we have it: Our very first VD card.

And I think that’s it for this week. Thanks for reading the newest installment of “Geeky Greeting Card Spotlight.” Is there any card in particular you’d like to see me talk about? Let me know in the comments or email me at the contact button above.

SDCC, w00tstock and other nerdy happenings

MINIONS. Minions. I have none of the words. As you know, we did SDCC last week (some of you were there, I saw you. Yes, you. You weren’t hiding very well). Well, it was FREAKING AWESOME! The show started off well when we actually finished setting up BEFORE the show opened on Wednesday. That wasContinue Reading

2012 – The Conventioning Issue 1 – Wondercon

Sorry about missing last week’s update, folks; convention season has officially started. Last week I was in Anaheim, CA for Wondercon and let me just start off my saying: WHOA! I came to Wondercon with a blank slate, not having ever done the show before and knowing that it was moving to a different cityContinue Reading

I’d better get KRAKEN!

I’d better get KRAKEN!

If you follow my FB, Tumblr and Twitter pages then you know that today I have big news. (And if you don’t, why not? ;p) Today, I’d like to announce my candidacy for Pres… Oh wait. I’m getting ahead of myself. I can’t do that for a minimum of 5 more years. No, what I’dContinue Reading

Hobbitses.

Hola Minions! So, I don’t have much to say this week, to be honest. I am severely behind on the next Capt. Dan book (shocking, I know) because I spent a lot of my time out and about working on something really big that I can’t share yet. Murph. So, instead let me share withContinue Reading

Love is in the Air

Hola, Minions! I’ll be honest, today being Friday COMPLETELY took me by surprise. This week just sailed by without so much as a ‘by your leave.’ Just rude, I say. Anywho, today’s blog post is gonna be short. It’s not that I don’t have a lot to say (because I do), I just can’t spillContinue Reading

Frustration and design contests

For this week’s blogpost, I’m posting a couple of open letters that my wife and I recently wrote to the President about his campaign’s “ArtWorks” poster design contest. I’ll also post up a doc format of the letter in case you want to share this on your own blogs and whatnot. Dear Mr. President, RecentlyContinue Reading

Top 10, Scmop 10

I guess everyone in the world who has a blog has started posting their “Top 10 lists” or some such thing. Ugh. I’m not gonna do that. So this is a few day’s late, and I apologize for that. Unfortunately, not much happened last week, so there wasn’t much to talk about. Still isn’t IContinue Reading

Thankfullness and sketchiness!

Thankfullness and sketchiness!

Howdy, Minions! So, I wanted to start this post off with something cliched like a Black Friday Deal or something, but thought better of it (that’s coming further down, I promise). Instead, I want to talk about you guys and gals and your awesomeness. As I mentioned in past posts, I recently decided to takeContinue Reading

A WILD ANNOUNCEMENT!

A WILD ANNOUNCEMENT!

Hola, Guten Tag and Hello, my lovely Minions! Sorry I’m late this week. I’m getting prepped for Portland Comic Book Show this weekend and I lost all track of time! I’ll try not to make a habit of it. If you’re in the area tomorrow, you should definitely swing by and check out the show.Continue Reading