One of the first items to go up in my tiny webstore, this print is feeling old and its knees are all wobbly, and it’s time to say goodbye to it as we put it on a boat and set that boat on fire, just like a viking, or that old lady that was being mean to the neighborhood cats.
Grab it by Sunday and say a prayer to PRINT JESUS that this print has a good journey.
Over at $Z.99, one of the most frequently asked questions received is “Hey, $Z.99, when can I buy that Floor Damage screen print that keeps saying it’s sold out? I need it to live or I’ll die eventually someday possibly of natural causes.” The answer to that question is always the same, you CAN’T buy that print ever again, because it’s gone, guys, gone forever into the dark night of limited screen prints. That’s the whole idea! I mean, they wouldn’t be all that special if we just kept printing them over and over. We’d be denying a whole bunch of people that glorious feeling of loss and guilt and shame at not being one of the select few who got their hands on the things. Pff…
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Kind of a late addition, but this one kind of surprised me as well. Â Just started drawing it yesterday and it just kept going, so it looks like I’ll have a few of these on hand at Comicon this weekend along with the previous Johnny headshot.
Actually had a lot of fun doing this, this being the first time I sincerely had a go at most of these guys in many years, figuring out how I’d draw them in modern times. Â The doughboy’s hats are probably the most noticeable, along with Psychodoughboy’s blue eyes. Â The doughboys were always drawn as pretty much the same person only with different skins, and that bothered me in retrospect since one is supposed to be more manic and the other depressive. Â Here, Psycho’s a bit more glum and Eff’s looking appropriately chipper. Â As for Eff, his mouth’s way more fun to draw now.
Look for it in your grocer’s freezer…or at the SLG Booth this weekend.
Are you going to The Emerald City Comicon this coming weekend? Â Really? Â SO AM I! Â Wow, what are the chances, huh? Â We should be best friends or at least complete strangers separated by the distance of a convention booth.
And what a fine booth it shall be: Â THE TOPATOCO BOOTH. Â I know, it’s not my usual SLG booth, but SLG won’t be there, and the Topatoco people were nice enough to let me squat with them for a bit.
I also have a discussion panel on Saturday at 5PM in room 3AB, but it’s going on at the same time as George Takei’s panel, so if I’m not at my own panel just go ahead and ask my empty chair questions and it’ll probably be way more tolerant than I would have been!
As usual, I’ll have some prints sewn into my body and it’ll be up to you to use the specially supplied tongs to extract them. Â I might also just be carrying them around in a little case, so if you don’t see the tongs you’ll have to assume they’re in the case.
It’ll be kind of a NNY-sack since it’s just jammed full of JTHM related stuff, the Floor Damage Prints and some Johnny headshots I printed up since people seem to like having photos signed.
The Floor Damage prints’ll eventually go up for sale on $Z.99 and are $60. Â I’m not sure about the headshots, yet. Â I’ll have around 20 of those in my insides/carrying case, and those’ll be 25 bucks since they’re smaller than my usual mini prints. Â Each one will have a hand inked cockroach on it. Â Could that roach be Mr. Samsa? Â I DUNNO…it kind of looks like him, but then again he looks exactly like a regular cockroach. Â Pretty mysterious. Â Either way, buy a print and I’ll maybe give you one of those little Z? stickers I had made. Â WHAT A BARGAIN? Â (not really a bargain)
I’m doing it again! Â I’m drawing things I’m not supposed to be doing! Â Very important people call me up to have me work on their very important things and they say “Jhonen, we need this thing FAST and only YOU can do it for us because you’re sooOOooOoo cool!?
I graciously agree to do the work for them, and then I always start doing exactly what I shouldn’t, like drawing that guy up there thinking of some kind of…nuclear nub thing, when really what I should be doing is saving the world or whatever it is I’ve been hired to do by whatever secret agency. Â Ah well, it only took a few minutes and I’m sure the world is juuuuust fine.