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livejournal turns 10!

Although it took the FedEx man ages to find the studio, he just arrived with my copy!



The LiveJournal staff spent ages asking around,trawling through blog posts and getting in touch with people to put together this snapshot of what's been going on in our blogging community. And here's what they picked from my stuff! (Do you remember davario's Draw Yourself as a Teenager meme? This was my original post.)



I recognised one of the contributors straight away, one of my favourite upcoming comic creators, Lucy Knisley or lucylou and I thought whodunnknit would like this little jumper, half Deadlyknitshade, half Beano:



Lots more to look through, some lovely stuff unknown stuff out there on the blogosphere.



Here's the official LJ page for the book: lj_turns10 and you can buy it here on Blurb.

Right now I'm try to come up with front and back covers for the Vern and Lettuce edition of the DFC Library. So far, Neill Cameron of Mobot High has suggested: Vern and Lettuce dressed as a Mariachi band, eating chow mein, with mole ballerinas pirouetting in the background. Or cloned zombie pirate Vern & Lettuce. From SPACE!

Jamie Smart says: vern and lettuce riding vern and lettuce robots like in bill and ted #pleaseohpleaseohgodplease

John Aggs jumped in with: Then when it all gets too complicated, you make a new universe! Ultimate V&L!

And cdave says: A tuba! And the bottom third being a cut away showing moles in earth and and a the tips of a foxes ears on a tube platform. and gives this link to a great photo of a fox on the London Underground. (See what I'm doing, I'm taking Twitter back to LiveJournal, heh heh.)

Any new suggestions very welcome, I'm curious what people would want to see on the covers!

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whodunnknit
Dec. 10th, 2009 02:31 pm (UTC)
Excellent jumper. I must make one!
jabberworks
Dec. 10th, 2009 04:43 pm (UTC)
Absolutely! :-D
cdave
Dec. 10th, 2009 02:39 pm (UTC)
I do like clever back covers.

I can't find a shot of it, but the back of the UK edition of Makers had all the figures from the front popped out, and things like blurbs, quotes and barcodes in their spaces on the back.

So maybe the back could be the "moments later chaos erupted" version of the from with Vern chasing the little 'uns off to the left, Vern chasing moles to the right, and the middle free for blurb and quotes.
jabberworks
Dec. 10th, 2009 04:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the ideas! :-) Oo, I can imagine how that Makers back cover would look, cool. So tricky making clever covers!
stevegreen
Dec. 10th, 2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
Just checked out Lucy's LJ: cool!
jabberworks
Dec. 12th, 2009 08:10 am (UTC)
Yay! I'm such a fan of her work and she just gets better and better!
joedecie
Dec. 10th, 2009 08:04 pm (UTC)
DFC Library? tell me more...
jabberworks
Dec. 12th, 2009 08:14 am (UTC)
Yes! It's going to be individual strips from the DFC, put into book form! So the first will be Dave Shelton's Good Dog, Bad Dog (beginning of March), followed by Adam Brockbank and Ben Haggarty's Mezolith, then Kate Brown's Spider Moon. Then how we go forward is going to depend on how these books do, so you're going to see me plugging the heck out of them! They're going to be brilliant books.

Vern and Lettuce will most likely be in the second round of books, and I'm working with the editor to finish it up.
dlasky
Dec. 14th, 2009 10:18 am (UTC)
!
So funny to see LIveJournal on PAPER! And so glad to see your work in it, as your entries are always a highlight of my LJ browsing.
emmav
Dec. 15th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, what's this? A vern and lettuce library edition?? wee! I hadn't heard - great news, hon ^_^
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