I’m Not Afraid of the Anarchy Boogeyman
People have been persistently urging me to have a table at the Porcupine Freedom Festival and I finally gave in. So I had been brainstorming about what to do there and I got some ideas for t-shirts and what not. Then an idea hit me. As long as I’m sitting at the table, why not do something useful while I’m there? So my thing is drawing and I’ve seen people at fairs and such doing caricatures for people. I decided to do something similar but with an Anarchy In Your Head twist.
Are you a fan of the anarchy boogeyman? How about getting your picture taken with him, so to speak? Here’s a sample of what you can get at my table for $10 $15 and a little patience while you sit and let me sketch you digitally into the design. I used a familiar face, Ian Bernard, the host of Free Talk Live. Hopefully he won’t mind. Hmm… maybe I should have asked.
I’ll print a color copy and sign it, but I will also generate a .png of the image along with a couple of different sizes of avatars of your face and zip those up and email them to you. In addition, your design will have its own section in the Anarchy In Your Head store for a limited time so you can order t-shirts, mugs, mouse pads and other things with your custom design. Here’s a glimpse at what your store will look like along with prices, though I can’t promise that the supplier won’t change these prices by June.
I do have some concern about my speed of drawing. I’m faster than when I started but I still don’t feel really fast. So another thought I had was that I would offer a few locals a chance to pose for me ahead of time. For a limited number of people who are willing to volunteer, I’ll do your image for free. All I ask for is a promise that you will order a t-shirt and wear it to Porcfest to help promote my table. I’ll be wearing AIYH t-shirts all week including one custom shirt with my own cartoon image. This will give me a little practice and let me gauge how much time I’ll need for each of these so I can let interested people know.
If you’re a fan of the cartoon, here’s your chance to get a personal keepsake before I get far too famous and wealthy for this kind of personal service.
I’ve also created a design to go along with the porcupine theme of the festival that you can order now so you’ll have it to wear there.
This is actually a revised design. The first design struck me as a tad too ghey. It looks like they’re about to do some ballroom dancing. What do you guys think?
UPDATE 5/6/2008: The first satisfied customer gave me permission to repost his image.