Friday, May 6, 2011

Weasel news

Today's news isn't groundbreaking or sensational, however, the above picture, well it's just to damn cute not to post .
The news part is that hopefully sometime Monday the CBLDF will have it up for auction on eBay. Pass it along to everyone you know and raise some money for a great cause.
How can you resist this face

In case you don't know about the CBLDF, it's a fantastic organization, well here straight from the site.
"Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers. The CBLDF provides legal referrals, representation, advice, assistance, and education in furtherance of these goals."

it's an arty shot but hey we all need to be creative
 I've liked the idea of the CBLDF since I became involved in comics way back when I was 16. They support people who are told that their art isn't art, they are anti-censorship and fight the good fight.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

A weasel & author walk into a bar

Well no, not really but this needed a title. Some of you may know that I am an avid Neil Gaiman fan. Yesterday, Matt Dean, the Republican leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives lowered himself to schoolyard name calling trying to make a point.
Mr. Dean actually said "pencil-necked little weasel who stole $45,000 from the state of Minnesota." as seen in the link here and for the rest of the story check here and here and my personal favorite here.

So reading all this nonsense and checking out twitter I see a friend of mine put out a call for "Artists (game or otherwise) in need of some silly portfolio exercise, create a .  Also, I'd love to see 'em!" The second that I read it I saw my latest creation completed and started stitching. So I give you the 100% upcycled Neil "pencil necked weasel" Gaiman.

He's got about 6 hours of work and I actually used the 2 pictures at the top of this post for reference. He's made from 100% t-shirts. The brown is scraps from a Batman shirts I altered, the black is from my Thingie shirt and the white is,....the white is,.....a t-shirt scrap of unknown origin. The button eyes are a slight Coraline reference. He's a mix of being hand sewn and machine, stands 9 inches tall and has an 8 inch tail.

Since it's basically a Neil weasel, I sent an email and asked him what we should do with it. With his input/blessing it will be up for auction on eBay to benefit the CBLDF. 
Stay tuned for updates!