Archive of 2011 October

Thank You For Smoking

on October 23rd, 2011 in Blog Post by | 4 Comments

Full disclosure: I used to be a heavy smoker. Back in the 90s all the way to 2003, I’d smoke a pack a day of… of… shit, I’m forgetting my brand. Well, it was either Marlboro or Camel Ultra-lights. I guess I wasn’t too picky. Anyway, the morning coughs and…

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World Fantasy Convention 2011 – San Diego

on October 19th, 2011 in Blog Post by | 3 Comments

So, next week begins the Jacobs family’s San Diego vacation which also coincides with the World Fantasy Convention. The missus, Rojo (the eldest) and The Grunch (the youngest) and I will board a flying cylinder and rocket to the Left Coast.  The WFC’s theme for this year is “Sailing the…

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Beat to a Pulp and Cash Laramie

on October 19th, 2011 in Blog Post by | 1 Comment

I’m very excited to have a story of mine, “The Death Fantastique,” in David Cranmer’s forthcoming ebook, Beat to a Pulp – Hardboiled. I’ve said it elsewhere and I’ll restate it here, David is one of the most stand-up guys in crime fiction and all of us at Needle are…

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Surreal South ’11

on October 17th, 2011 in Blog Post by | No Comments

I’m very honored to be included in the upcoming SURREAL SOUTH ’11 coming out from Press 53. This awesome collection is edited by Laura and Pickney Benedict, the cover and interior designed by Kevin Morgan Watson, and features a whole slew of fantastic writers. Here’s the table of contents, in…

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Night Bazaar – The Greatest Pleasure of Advice is Giving It

on October 13th, 2011 in Blog Post by | No Comments

So, if you folks didn’t know, I’m part of at group of Night Shade Books authors who blog at a blog (bloggety blog blog blog) called The Night Bazaar. And before you can compliment me, yes, I know the masthead I designed for it is awesome and, also, that I…

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Arkansas River Valley Montessori Logo Redesign

on October 11th, 2011 in Portfolio by | No Comments

Back in 2006 or 2007, I redesigned the ARVM logo. It was pretty hideous. This is what I came up with: It’s okay. It was pro bono, as is most of the work I do for ARVM (though that’s changing – more later). Anyway, they wanted something less blocky and…

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MySurvey eCert Promotion Animation

on October 11th, 2011 in Portfolio by | No Comments

I did this animation for my day job, in hopes of convincing MySurvey users to not opt for check or cash but to go with eCertificates. The art was simply stock illustrations we bought from iStockPhoto that I broke into component pieces and animated. Usage of Amazon.com logos and imagery…

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Cover: Kayla and the Devil

on October 11th, 2011 in Blog Post, Portfolio by | 2 Comments

Here’s another cover for Bryan Smith (not the guy who ran over Stephen King). Bryan and I are friends and he had a vendor do a less than stellar job on his newest eBook release and I thought I could help him out. The book is a bit different from…

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NeedleMag – Intern Wanted

on October 11th, 2011 in Blog Post by | 1 Comment

So, I managed to get the rest of the Needle Fall issue revisions done did and integrated into the InDesign document, which seemed like it took forever. And, actually, it did. That bitch is now live and out into the world. You can purchase it over at Lulu.com for a…

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Band Photos

on October 4th, 2011 in Blog Post, photography by | 3 Comments

These photos were taken at my best friend’s wedding. He’s back there playing drums. Very happy to jam with him – like I’ll be doing Thursday at the King Biscuit Blues Festival – and seeing him wed. We’ve been buddies since fourth grade, we roomed together in college, and it’s…

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