My friends Chris and Barb do an amazingly entertaining comic called Sledge Bunny which you should all be reading, especially if your a roller derby fan. In the latest episode, one of the characters is sporting a rather fashionable shirt.
Common wisdom among the webcomic elite who sell shirts through their sites dictates that no one wants to wear you damn logo shirt. The exceptions are bands and sports teams. Otherwise, it is a widely held belief in our circle that the logo shirt is doomed to failure.
I don’t know if this is totally true. I think if your logo is freaking awesome, people would want to wear that slick puppy on a shirt. Yuko and Ananth’s Maw (that weird bird thing) is perfect for a shirt. Ross’s Systematics are great on a shirt. The teams in Sledgebunny have excellent logos that are totally wearable.
I do think it’d be foolish to depend solely on logo branded merchandise for a webcomicker. But I think logo shirts have their place. They just have to be logos you’d want to wear.
My fellow DC area cartoonist Ross came across the news that after 30 years of use, the DC Metro map is getting a facelift from the original designer, Lance Wyman. This is great news! The current map looks like its been assaulted by amateur designers who don’t have an ounce of Wyman’s aesthetic taste. The call out boxes using Arial are freaking travesty. Helvetica, bitches! Learn it. Live it. Love it. It’s great to hear that Wyman is coming back to clean the poor thing up.
The biggest challenge with this update is integrating the new line that will run out to Dulles Airport. That bitch is no where near the nice little diamond shape of DC.
A little preview of all the spot illustrations for the book. I figure if I talk about finishing the damn thing enough, it’ll actually happen. The good news is that I figured out the audio sync problem so now I don’t look like a badly dubbed kung fu flick.
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