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Saturday, March 20, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Michael Sanderson of Birche Magazine just sent me a very nice email saying he loves my blog and Facebook group! I have to say, I love his stuff as well! Check out a sample and be sure to link over and give his site a good going over! It's definitely right up your alley!
Click here to jump to Birche.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
It's been a while coming but I wanted to make sure to select the best quality shirt at the best value. These shirts are produced by RedBubble on 100% cotton American Apparel fabric. You can choose from white or black print on a wide variety of colors in several styles!
Click HERE for your GBwB t-shirts!
Click HERE for your GBwB t-shirts!
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Tim Piotrowski is an illustrator and cartoonist from New York, New York. He's a member of the GBwB Facebook page and I think he's the perfect example of how we see so many people around us each and every day but seldom realize just how interesting their backstories can be. If I recall correctly he posted a piece of his artwork for a beard challenge and that's what got me thinking. I'd been considering doing a spotlight on one of our beardy boys and I was so impressed with his work I had to dig a little deeper. I contacted Tim and inquired if he would be interested in providing some examples of his work and answering a few questions about himself. He was most gracious and more than happy to help me out. This is what I learned.
My work is influenced by Cartoon Modern, the cartoon style of 50s and 60s animation. My work has appeared in various magazines, and online and books.
I've done work for Marvel comics, doing the coloring on the Northstar story that recently appeared in the Nation X anthology that came out in February. The story dealt with Northstar, the first openly gay superhero, and how he was dealing with his long distance relationship.
My latest work is coming out at the beginning of April for MoCCA (The museum of comics and cartoon art festival). It's Kool Aid Gets Fired, a 28 page story about what happens to the Kool Aid man after he is let go. Included in that is a short story about his bastard child.
In the past I did a comic book called Glitch, which I did as a self published mini comic. I did three issues of it. I'm currently working on redoing those 3 issues and finishing the story, in one complete book, which hopefully I will have for October's NYCC.
I don't have a particular style to my art, I like the art to match the story.
Great stuff to be sure! If I were to hazard a guess, this would be a guy to keep your eyes on. He's talented, a nice guy and...has a beard. It can't get any better! Oh and one last comment. When I asked if he had a preference when it came to beards, he replied that it would be 'Rocking Mutton Chops'. Well of course!
Check him out on his website here and on Facebook here.
Meanwhile enjoy some of his fine work.
I made it out to an event in Portland Oregon last night. It's called Bearracuda. I might have this wrong, but I think it's normally a party in San Francisco but now has been held here. Basically its a get together for Bears, Cubs, Furry Faces and all other associated types. Shaven faces were all but absent at this event! I met up with some people from GBwB, had some beers and listened to some really amazing music by the DJ's. It was a really great time, if you ever get the chance to attend you should. Search for Bearracuda on Facebook and add them. That way you will get invites to attend.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Many people have expressed interest in having meet and greets in their cities. If you want to get some people together at a bar or other venue, let me know and I can post an event notice on the GBwB fan page on Facebook for you. I can selectively invite all people within a city, state or region who are also members of the fan page. The event tab also tracks who's attending or not, etc. Drop me a message if you are interested.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Our friend Dane Steele Green of Steele of Steele Luxury Travel and our second Featured Beard on GBwB has asked that I help him get the word out about a special event. I'm more than happy to help support a fellow beard so I said yes. Considering that the event sounds fun and involves other bearded fellows, I couldn't resist. Here's the ad for the event and if you'd like more details you can email Dane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dane Steele Green of Steele Luxury Travel
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Going on 14 thousand members! Still amazing to me that so many people can band together in a common interest that I thought was obscure at best. It's nice to know I'm not alone. There are so many options before me now. What should I do?! I ruminate over this very question all day long and before I lay my head down at night. Any suggestions?!
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
There are numerous online companies that will set up stores for you and sell merchandise with your custom logo. Cafepress, Red Bubble, Printfection and numerous others. I'm going to check out Printfection because it's supposed to have good print quality. This might mean a higher price but I'd rather have that than Home Ec quality shirts running around with GBwB on them. I want you guys to have good value and good quality.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
This morning I woke to find GBwB had broken the 10,000 member mark! I still find myself to be a bit surprised and incredulous about the whole thing, but also gratified at the same time. There has, for the most part, been nothing but support and positivity from everyone. That I could be the causative factor in bringing some smiles and entertainment to a persons day, much less ten thousand, makes all the time and effort so very worth it. The compliments and praise humble me which is probably a good thing. The challenge now is to continue to support the members, without whom GBwB would be nothing, and find ways to turn this fortune to worthy ends.