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GO FREELANCE 1st Printing

Issued in October 2011, the first 500 copy printing of this 11 by 17 inch signed print in collaboration with artist Shawn McManus is now available. GO FREELANCE! is a board game that outlines the lives of two budding comics artists. It’s written, designed and lettered by me with over fifty wonderful spot illustrations by Shawn in a 1950s-advertising art style that’s sure to bring a smile. Here you’ll meet Artie and Scribbler as they make their way from childhood to retirement through the challenges, pitfalls, rewards and catastrophes of a creative livelihood…their original creations, terrific T-Man and the mysterious Master of None…plus other characters like the Old Pro, and a special guest appearance by a certain Top Writer! (hint: initials NG) The print is on ivory-colored Wausau cardstock paper, printed in black, and highlighted with green watercolor, each hand-painted by me. Shawn and I have individually signed each print. My price is $20 plus shipping. A detailed description of the creation of the print on my blog is HERE. For a larger image of the print go HERE. To order using PayPal, click the button below.

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Retro Reciting Artie Simek

Work in progress poster design and hand lettering, focusing on Marvel Comics letterer Artie Simek. This header is for the first of a planned series. Extreme closeups to show foundation lines. I like the application of Artie’s rough brush style, jagged splash balloon and thick top/thin bottom font. Going thin with “in the” might not look that good. Inspired by Todd Klein’s “Knowledge” poster.

Source: Artie Simek | Todd Klein’s “Knowledge” poster

J.H. WILLIAMS III AND TODD KLEIN PRODUCE A COMIC-CON EXCLUSIVE POSTER FOR THE CBLDF

By Matt D. Wilson

A lot of companies have produced exclusive merchandise for next week’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, but very few of them are for as good a cause as the limited edition print that J.H. Williams III and Todd Klein have produced for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

In order to fund their constant struggle to fight censorship and provide legal aid to people who have been unfortunate enough to get on the wrong side of the law for the simple act of selling comic books, the CBLDF commissioned Williams and Klein to produce a poster available exclusively at the con, telling a clever story about a magic trick.

And, as you might expect from the two people involved, it’s basically gorgeous.

Clocking in at 22″ x 17″ and limited to 125 prints, each signed and numbered by Williams and Klein, the poster will be available during the con — at least until it sells out — for $75. If you’re already a member of the CBLDF, that price drops down to $50.

If you’re on the floor, you can find the print and the CBLDF at Booth #1920.