Hey Atlantic Canada! I’ll be doing a signing this Saturday at Hal-Con 2011, Sci-Fi Fantasy and Comic Convention. In order to make this event special, I did a small 11 x 17 run of rare Signalnoise posters relating to movies and comics. All of the posters seen above will be available at the signing for a low $10 each, or 2 for $15. I’ll sign it up right there, and throw in some Signalnoise stickers and buttons.
None of these posters were previously available, and most will not be available again. Like I said, super low print run. You have to swing by the signing area at Hal-Con to scoop these. I’ll be signing 2pm to 3pm on Saturday afternoon but be sure to get there early in case these get snapped up quick.
A big thanks to my pal Cal over at the best comic shop in the world, Strange Adventures for hooking me up with this opportunity. Speaking of, he will be running Cal-Con at the shop this weekend where he’s running all kinds of specials and cool events.
So this weekend, let’s get our nerd on. See you there!
When I first got into the web industry back in 1998, I instantly immersed myself in the emerging online art scene. I was constantly surfing independent design websites to see how these other kids were using new technologies to create online installations and new digital artwork. It was pioneering time. An amazing time. Even though I wasn’t onstage back then, I was in the bleachers cheering these people on as hard as I could.
The bloodline of this online art scene was the “news stream” portion of web portal sites. The place where people post brief snippets and links to new amazing stuff they found. And the top of the heap, the best place to find new stuff which was updated many times every day … was the mighty Kaliber10000, or K10k.
Now, you have to understand when this was. I was a young design punk at the age of 21, and this is years before “blogs” existed so the spread of information was much slower than it is today. But K10k, man. If you wanted to have your finger on the pulse, you went there. I remember my palms sweating while waiting for their big redesign back in … what, 2001? When me and my design buddies would hang out we were constantly saying “Did you see that link on K10k today?”. That site saturated my life during that time. The boys even linked to a very early version of Signalnoise back in 2002. I felt like a king.
You could say sites like K10k paved the way for things like Twitter … hell, Twitter is basically a networked K10k newsfeed. But as time went on, the web portal sites closed up one by one and the blogosphere took over. The guys started up their own company, Cuban Council.
But I wanted to take a moment to tip the Signalnoise hat to K10k, which recently and proudly closed it’s doors. What Michael, Toke and Per did was extremely important to the web as a whole. But from personal experience … I probably never would have registered Signalnoise.com back in 1999 had I not been reading K10k everyday. I wouldn’t have been chasing a dream of creating digital art. That’s the truth.
So, here’s to you, K10k.
I’m stupid excited to launch my newest movie poster on Monday morning, 9am EST. Sharp! I’ve been talking about this thing on Twitter and Facebook during production and things were finished up yesterday. It’s a beast, standing at 27″ x 41″. There have been some good guesses fired my way, but I’ve been keeping the actual film I designed for locked down. Only a few people have seen it at this point.
There is also a big online giveaway being set up with my favorite design blog, which will launch mid next week. More details on that action coming real soon as I arrange things with the top brass down in San Fran.
So be here Monday morning. Until then, I’ll be sweatin’ bullets over here.
You and me, Lincoln! I’ll be getting on a plane tomorrow morning for my trek down to Nebraska to do a talk and hang out. My pal Nick Evans has planned things out, got some posters printed up and it sounds like we are all systems go. I’ll be packing up some stickers for those who come out to say hello. Here’s the details for the big day:
Signalnoise presentation: Back to the Future
When: Wednesday, October 12
Where: Embassy Suites Hotel, 1040 P. Street
Signalnoise Meet-up (Facebook)
When: Wednesday, October 12, 6pm – whenever
Where: Zen’s Lounge, 122 N. 11th Street
All are welcome!
That’s the scoop. Looking forward to meeting you all.
I’m proud to announce that Signalnoise has officially signed on with representatives at Mystery Box over in the UK, who will be handling the new business side of my company. When I was over in London for a few days I had the pleasure of hanging out and talking with Ollie Judge, and since then we have ironed out the details, inked some papers, and today is when we let the world know the scoop.
Things have been in flux these past few months with Signalnoise, where I’ve quite clearly noticed my strong points and weak points. After a while of stumbling about with ups and downs, I met Ollie and everything fell into place. On top of that, I’ll be standing next to the also newly signed artist on Mystery Box, my pal and awesome guy Tom Muller.
Having artist representation is brand new to me as I’ve been flying solo for the past few years. This announcement makes me excited for the future. New doors have opened up, new plans are in place, and good vibes are all around.
My contact page has been updated with the new business email. Be sure to swing over to the newly launched Mystery Box website (twitter), and say hello to Ollie on Twitter.
This month the Halifax Design Meet will be moving over to Dartmouth, my stomping ground. Different venue, same great time. If you want to drop in to enjoy some cold beverages and meet some nice creative types, here are the details:
When: October 6, 8pm
Where: Celtic Corner, 69 Alderney Drive (map)
Who: Anyone who wants to come. Not limited to designers or whatever.
Hope to see you there.
I’d like to introduce a new companion to the Signalnoise blog, a little something I’m calling Piles of Paper.
I’ve said many times that I’ve been drawing my whole life, and I was fortunate enough to have parents who held onto art relics from my childhood, or had the common sense myself to file away my drawings into some big folders to save them. Well, it’s time those folders were opened.
Piles of Paper will feature scans of my childhood drawings, some from as far back as 1982. Some characters of my own, and others you may recognize. I won’t be holding anything back so there will be plenty of laughs. So lets laugh together and maybe share some memories. We all gotta start somewhere, right? Staying in drawing on Friday nights when most normal kids were out causing trouble. That was me. That’s where I started. Wouldn’t trade it for the world.
Swing over to the Piles of Paper Tumblr to check it out.