This month's Feminist Frequency newsletter features the amazing Colleen Macklin. A fascinating professor of design and techology and game designer. Her games focus on social awareness such as communication, culture, and the power of failure. Her work is also attributed with being one of the inspirations behind Cards Against Humanity.
Feminist Frequency asked me to illustrate her banner portrait. I was honored to be a part of this project and tickled to learn all about Colleen, and her wonderful work, in the process.
It's that time of the year for Parsec Awards nominations. If you aren't familiar with the Parsec Awards, they are an annual event to recognize exceptional speculative fiction and related podcasts and vidcasts.
You can find more information at ParsecAwards.com.
Once upon a time there was a wee bitty ceratopsian called Aquilops. It's estimated to have been 3.3lbs (1.5kg), had cheek spikes, and all around totes adorbs.
Last fall for InkTober, I illustrated a squirrel wearing an Aquilops skull. It was part of a series of illustrations of modern critters wearing the skulls of long extinct critters. I did my best--with what research data I could find--to keep the critter pairings to scale. I felt an Aquilops skull with all its delightful protrusions, would make a fine bony mask for a squirrel.
Last week I was contacted by one of the namers of Aquilops, Matt Wedel. He was preparing a blog post about the Aquilops art that has emerged since the naming and had found my weird squirrel. I was delighted and honored to be a part of his quest and I'm happy to inform you that the post is now published. Needless to say, I highly recommend checking it out. There's some amazing Aquilops art out there.
I open my laptop and start perusing the Sunday morning internets.
A few moments later funky beats bow-chicka-bow-wows out of my speakers.
Andy, who is also scrolling through the Sunday morning internets, raises an eyebrow in my direction.
"I'm watching a YouTube video about a guy revealing a crazy large harvest of container grown potatoes." I say, turning the screen so he can witness the potato glory.
He nods. "That's a lot of potatoes."
Doubleclicks Clickstarter... dangit.
Phew, that's quite the tongue twister.
But, I digress... I write to you today because there is, as of this time, only 26 hours left on The Doubleclicks' latest Kickstarter to fund their next album, Love Problems, and related fun things!
First off, from what I've heard of it so far, it's a wonderful album full of all the feels and important words. Another beautiful set of music from the ever delightful Angela and Aubrey.
They have also collaborated with many amazing artists to help out with all the great rewards for this project. This includes two stickers and t-shirt/tote designs by myself.
There are other fantastic rewards too like beautiful "Sensitive Badass" and "Women Know Math" enamel pins designed by Meghan Murphy and Marlowe Dobbe. Also, a BUNCH of other stickers including a fantastic dimetrodon--which is secretly my fav :3--and other awesome rewards like a cat bed and a handmade hat! What?! Oh, and the album too. You can peruse all these things on their Kickstarter page. But hurry, you only have until Mon, March 13 2017 7:00 PM PDT to back this project!