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This will be printed very very tiny! And this is the mess that it will be made of.

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BTW, I put a couple of posters up at the Screentone TV shop. They’re each 4-color risographs, about 7x10, that I made in advance of printing S.F.L.P.B. ‘14. I used them to test my color combos. I’ve shown closeup photos of the prints here. GET YOURS HERE.

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BTW, I put a couple of posters up at the Screentone TV shop. They’re each 4-color risographs, about 7x10, that I made in advance of printing S.F.L.P.B. ‘14. I used them to test my color combos. I’ve shown closeup photos of the prints here. GET YOURS HERE.

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.

Posted at 2:28pm.

Are you BOZO for BLOCKS? Then BUY a BOOK! Or even BETTER… BUILD one yourself!!

I would like to ALERT you to these 4 new books I am selling on the Screentone TV shop. Get them! Or buy the FULL POSTER VERSION.

Shipping today from L.A.

Thank you! 

Posted at 2:01pm and tagged with: blocks, loop de loop, risograph, comics, minicomics, zines, rcs, ryan cecil smith, satan, full width,.

Are you BOZO for BLOCKS? Then BUY a BOOK! Or even BETTER… BUILD one yourself!!
I would like to ALERT you to these 4 new books I am selling on the Screentone TV shop. Get them! Or buy the FULL POSTER VERSION.
Shipping today from L.A.
Thank you! 
Barter by Sara Teasdale 

Posted at 5:01am and tagged with: poetry, wisdom, sara teasdale, wonder, life, loveliness,.

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.

Hellen Keller wrote this moving essay, “Three Days to See,” in 1933. If you have the time, please read it from start to finish! It’s impossible for me to imagine what she is imagining. It’s a shame? a tragedy? natural? that I cannot appreciate the many blessings and opportunities for joy I take for granted every day.

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At times my heart cries out with longing to see all these things. If I can get so much pleasure from mere touch, how much more beauty must be revealed by sight. Yet, those who have eyes apparently see little. The panorama of color and action which fills the world is taken for granted. It is human, perhaps, to appreciate little that which we have and to long for that which we have not, but it is a great pity that in the world of light the gift of sight is used only as a mere convenience rather than as a means of adding fullness to life.

This is an awesome print!! I did this to test colors and because why not? I’ll make it available on the store later. In the meanwhile I’m taking orders for the Lapel Pin Badge and risographed book for another hour, if ya want (LINK)

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This is an awesome print!! I did this to test colors and because why not? I’ll make it available on the store later. In the meanwhile I’m taking orders for the Lapel Pin Badge and risographed book for another hour, if ya want (LINK)

The S.F. Lapel Pin Badge

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.

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The S.F. Lapel Pin Badge
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 (LINKthis 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.

Posted at 12:23am and tagged with: sflpb, S.F., sfsfsf, rcs, ryan cecil smith, risograph, comics, process,.

Goodbye friends! (S.F. 3 original art came in from Japan, and these pages have found a new home)

Posted at 12:00pm and tagged with: S.F., sfsfsf, sf3, rcs, ryan Cecil smith, process, screentone,.

Goodbye friends! (S.F. 3 original art came in from Japan, and these pages have found a new home)

The SF Lapel Pin Badge - takin’ preorders through this weekend (LINK)

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The SF Lapel Pin Badge - takin’ preorders through this weekend (LINK)

3 color risograph poster for the LOOP DE LOOP animation challenge! 

Posted at 7:28pm and tagged with: blocks, loop de loop, risograph, poster, rcs, ryan cecil smith, nerdmelt, meltdown comics, kirin,.

SFVPN was a cool book too btw

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SFVPN was a cool book too btw

This is the small comic that was enclosed with the last year’s S.F. Lapel Pin Badge. It’s now sold out!

2014’s SFLPB will come with a 44-page, 4-color risograph comic book, starring Duke the Duck. I’m taking preorders through next weekend, here. You’ll love it!

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Make a looping animation, submit it to LoopdeLoop, then watch the show at Meltdown Comics. I made this poster for LOOP de LOOP! You can fold it up into a zine.

Posted at 11:52am and tagged with: blocks, poster, illustration, animation, naruo, risograph, rcs, meltdown comics,.