Fuse #8

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Talent it Up, Suckers!

Look. I know there are illustrators out there who read this blog. I know this because I keep pronouncing some of you "hot" in as obvious a way as possible. And I know that all illustrators, irregardless of gender, make just gobs of money and have nothing better to do than lounge about on their private yachts, sipping lemon martinis and informing the handsome pool boys that they "missed a spot". This is all common knowledge. So since you have nothing better to do, why not use your artistic talents for good instead of evil? I am referring of course to the Cybils Award. Right now it looks something like this:

Simple. Utilitarian. Gets the job done and doesn't pussyfoot around. Problem is, it doesn't stick onto dust jackets all that well. A pity that. Y'know what would stick well? A redesigned award of a circular nature. Perhaps one that somehow managed to convey that it was handed out by bloggers. Hmmmm. But where oh where to find someone with the chops to design such an image?

Here's what I figure. You design something schnazzy (snazzy with a 'ch' in it) and apropos. You then send said image to Kelly Herold and she (in turn) makes cute little stickers out of it. THEN your art ends up on the cover of all sorts of books for years and years and years to come. Instant fame! Instant recognition. Instant tiny kisses to your feet.

Go for it, dudes. It's like getting a chance to redesign the Newbery only with a 21st century twist.

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At 12:52 AM , Blogger Kelly said...

You are a gem, Fuse.

At 11:44 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yet another shiny round sticker on book covers diminishes the value of all shiny round stickers on book covers.

At 12:06 PM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

Make it square then. Sheesh.

At 12:59 PM , Blogger tanita✿davis said...

HAH! Square.
Now, there's a thought.
Let's roll with that. Monitor shaped. Yeah.

Good idea, Fuse.

At 6:14 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, here's the thing. Most illustrators need a deadline. So they know, "Ok, stay sober on such and such a date to dash something off at the last possible second..."

So, that in mind, when do you need it?

At 7:36 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

I love people who make anonymous hit and run pronouncements.

At 8:38 PM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

Ask Kelly for the date, m'dear. I am only the messenger.

At 9:17 PM , Blogger Meghan McCarthy said...

Hey, I want SOOOO many shiny round stickers on my books that you can't tell they're books anymore. I want them to look like graffiti in the subway... all crapped up with stickers. Yeah.


p. s - yet another snotty anonymous post diminishes the importance of all the other snotty anonymous posts. Come on now, give um some breathing room! Let's make them count!


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