Baseball season may be winding down, but Intergalactic Baseball is year-round. As such, "Tunnel-Ball" is now on sale for $12 in the online store located above. The "Bases-Clearing Bundle" (includes a hardcover copy, felt pennant, cards & magnets) is also on sale for $20, a real steal if you like us (no pun intended). Also on sale are T-B mugs and the new prints.
Ever since publishing "Tunnel-Ball" about six months ago now, I have stumbled upon a couple of baseball-related works that would have definitely inspired me even more. Last month it was the Japan/Taiwan baseball sketchbooks of cartoonist Edward Steed.
Recently I came across the self-published work "Bixby Bats" by illustrator/animator Willie Real. Self-described as "a band of misfit vampires from distant lands that begrudgingly play the game of baseball", the illustrations in here are both stunning and hilarious, with an awesome "marker on paper" textured feel to them. You can pick up a copy here.
Of course, I loved it so much that I couldn't help but do a quick doodle
featuring Clive Mole with one of the Bats ...
If you ever happen to find yourself anywhere close to the Midwest, it would be in your best interest to stop by Boxcar Books in Bloomington, Indiana. You will be hard-pressed to find another bookstore like it in the country who does what they do. Poke around their site for a sampling of that, including their Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project. It was, undoubtedly, one of the first bookstores I reached out to when "Tunnel-Ball" was published.
I can't wait to see the newly renovated space the next time I am there ...
T-B and Shel Silverstein, united at last.
"Prince Prints" ... say that 5 times fast, etc.
Now available in the online store are two 8.5x11" prints of my two Prince tribute show paintings, which are currently on display until the end of the gallery show (see this post from last week). They are $10, signed, and shipped free with the utmost care and gratitude. Just click on the "STORE" link above if you are interested. These were a lot of fun to make and would look great on your wall/shelf/wherever!