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A Posting on Posters. And Roller Derby! And Roller Derby Posters! But not TableTop. ANYTHING BUT TABLETOP! Mostly.

AHA! you expected me to blog about TableTop, today, didn’t you? Admit it! You did! Because the episode with Anne Wheaton, Emma Caulfield and me WENT LIVE JUST THIS VERY SECOND! ADMIT IT!

Oh my freaking lord THIS IS ME ON TABLETOP.

Oh my freaking lord THIS IS ME ON TABLETOP. Plus PEOPLE WHO KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING!

WRONG, Slappy! I mean, it did just go live, over on YouTube. And I’m not gonna lie, here: I’m really distracted  at work today because of it. And by “really distracted” I mean “I AM A LUDICROUS BUNDLE OF NERVES AT THE MOMENT!” Not gonna get much done, I fear, other than sitting and sweating. (Sadly, “sitting and sweating” also pretty much describes what I was doing while actually on TableTop itself.)

I’ll wait until next week to talk about it, in part because – unlike TV – not everyone gets the chance to see an episode of a  web series at the same time. There’ll be no communal “live tweeting” of it by me, sir. Probabaly a good thing, really, as any actual live tweeting  would most likely have been me going “Oh god oh god oh god oh god oh god” over and over and over again, from the fetal position, until Twitter suspended my account.

So instead, here’s a quick update on some poster stuff!

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Through this coming Sunday, all my posters at my lil’ ol’ Society6 Poster Shop have free worldwide shipping.

Just gonna repeat that, for emphasis:

FREE. WORLDWIDE. SHIPPING!

This is pretty freaking cool of them, I have to say. I’ve got readers in Asia and Europe and Australia who very reasonably gripe that postage from the US is mad.

I tried out some of Society6′s stuff, to make sure the quality was good…and instead, it was great.  I particularly wanted to also see what their largest, gallery-quality, framed pieces looked like, and oh my god, I had no real understanding of the phrase ’26″ x 38″‘ until this monster showed up on my doorstep:

I also sent off for a few more reasonably sized prints. They were shipped  in mega-strong cardboard tubes. The kind you can use in hand-to-hand combat, when the Zombie Apocalypse comes.:

Everything made it to Casa Muskrat in fine fettle! The paper quality turned out to be pretty terrific, too!

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As if you can tell paper quality from another tiny jpg.

So, yes! if you’ve ever wanted to buy any posters with muskrats and kobolds and cosplayers (oh, my!) on them, now’s the time!

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Speaking of posters, I did the new one for the Mad Rollin’ Doll’s upcoming bout, on February 15. I don’t often have the time for outside projects, but I make sure I make the time for these gals! In part, because Mad Rollin’ Dolls bouts are ridiculously fun for the whole family – not to mention uber-affordable. But also because, frankly, they could kick my ass if I said “no.”

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It’s VERY hard, drawing angry cheese, without invoking the oeuvre of Evan Dorkin, by the way.

Here’s another poster I did for them, a couple of years ago:

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KICK-ASS GILLY!

In fact, I’m having so much fun with roller derby shenanigans – doing bout posters, watching the bouts – that when Gilly returns to Dork Tower, I’m seriously considering getting her into the sport.

Check out the Mad Rollin’ Dolls’ schedule, if you get the chance, and are in the Madison area. You can often find me there, and there will be signed posters with my doodlings on them, available at the February 15 bout.

If you’re in the Minneapolis area, also make sure to check out the Minnesota Roller Girls, too! I created a poster for them a few years back. So they are the group responsible for dragging me into Roller Derby fandom. And I can’t thank them enough!

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Can you even IMAGINE how much ass Gilly would kick as a Roller Girl?

- John

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