first page of a new S.F. story… um let’s call it S.F.S.F. #3A for now.
This will be printed very very tiny! And this is the mess that it will be made of.
Born to Build! Comics about BLOCKS. Special guest appearance by ‘Bama. An 8 page zine shipping today from LA. $5 at the Screentone TV shop.
Life has loveliness to sell,
All beautiful and splendid things,
Blue waves whitened on a cliff,
Soaring fire that sways and sings,
And children’s faces looking up
Holding wonder like a cup.
Life has loveliness to sell,
Music like a curve of gold,
Scent of pine trees in the rain,
Eyes that love you, arms that hold,
And for your spirit’s still delight,
Holy thoughts that star the night.
Spend all you have for loveliness,
Buy it and never count the cost;
For one white singing hour of peace
Count many a year of strife well lost,
And for a breath of ecstasy
Give all you have been, or could be.
The inaugural SFLPB was released in 2013 an edition of 100, in navy.
2014’s set will be in burgundy, individually engraved and numbered on the back. (LINK)
Every high school student in Japan has an official school badge to wear on their school uniform, with a distinct color for each year’s class. Many salarymen have one for their company, too! Sometimes manga and anime cartoons will release pin badges so kids can wear their favorite character!
When I was a teacher there, I wanted to wear a lapel pin on my jacket sometimes, especially the one for my school, but really it’s a student thing, not for teachers! So I had this idea…
What I like about the design is that it it’s simple and, like, understated… I mean it’s small and not very flashy. But it looks nice! And it represents something that’s important to me - it’s the comic series that I draw and like!
Oh yeah and that’s another important thing - no one has to know that I’m wearing a comic book pin! For all they know it’s San Francisco or something (and btw, if that’s what you want it to mean, that’s okay). BUT when someone knows what it’s for… that’s awesome!
Basically I decided to make this pin badge because I wanted to have one for myself! And I could make it cool enough, if I do it well and include a book inside, that other people would like it too!
I wear mine all the time, can’t wait to have the new one as well… if you want in on this ride, then go for it. BTW… I don’t make a ton of money off these pins! That’s why I’m taking preorders.
I just finished a risograph test print!! Check ‘it out!
SFLPB ‘14 - The SF Lapel Pin Badge is a brass and cloisonné deluxe emblem for the S.F. series. Included is a 44-page, 4-color risograph comic book (previewed above) inside a screen-printed and sealed plastic package. The class of 2013’s pin was navy. Join the class of 2014 in burgundy!
(If you have already ordered one, you rule. But you know that.)
Preorder it at the Screentone TV shop (LINK) this weekend. On Monday I’m putting in the order at the great big pin badge factory, and then it’ll be a couple months to make the pins, print and assemble the books, package etc. They’ll be released in September.