Taking the most out of Twitter and ensuring only a small amount of work on our part, we put out the call for topics at twitter.com/36point and the resulting madness has been captured, smoothly edited, put to music, and is now available for your listening pleasures. We also get right back into last show’s topic to cover a rather large chunk of listener mail and pimp out our One Year Anniversary Party, Saturday, February 28 in Omaha. Be there.
And it finally comes to an end! In the only way any spec project ever comes to an end. Other endings you will never see, in the vein of Lando dying at the end of Jedi:
- A week-long sitting-and-waiting marathon, wherein the Newton, Marie, and Conrad find out Steve got the job in the very last panel of the last day.
- A week-to-two-week-long kung fu battle to decide the winner after Sunrise Ultra Mega Corp melds their three ideas into one and pays out to none of them.
- A bag of walnuts.
Whenever I meet people who visit 36 Point, I ask if they enjoy the strip. I’m sure this comes across as fishing for compliments, but when I’m targeting such a specific niche I really need to hear about what’s working and what’s not. It’s always fascinating to listen to which strips in particular people get a kick out of. For instance, not one of my local friends understood this strip when it first came out, but I just met two designers who told me not only did they get it right away, but that it was one of their favorites. Impossible!
On a side note, I’d like to say that I’m finally honing in on a working hairstyle for Marie. It’s been different just about every time I’ve drawn it, to a degree, but something about the way it turned out in Monday’s strip really clicked for me. For reference, it originally started off based on a student designer I met in Colorado (from Chicago — you know who you are), morphed into a quasi-final-fantasy-hero-do, and then finally hit on some cross between the original and yet another student designer I know. Small things, I know, but you wouldn’t believe how much drawing that hair has perplexed me.
Donovan and I just spend a great weekend in Fort Smith, AR, with some of the most hospitable people we’ve yet to come across. Spent a day, honestly, is more like it, as the drive took the better part of our Friday and Sunday. Those Twitterific among you may have followed our progress as we went. Suffice it to say the experience of judging our first ADDYS was fun, educational, and inspiring. I returned to work today fresh and recharged, ready to take on a world’s worth of new ideas (though I promise they won’t be stolen from our friends to the South).
We’ll have a better recap of the trip soon, complete with moving pictures and sound, just as soon as we can get around to it. Stay tuned for other, more different huge announcements soon!
Attention all designers! Rule29 has the task and good fun to curate and
design the latest Rockport Publishers Best of Business Card book. This, the
ninth edition, is an innovative collection of the most current and best work
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For any of our design friends, please send us your best and brightest for
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Deadline is March 1, 2009. Enter (for free) here!