Here is the first official trading card for the Geek A Week project,Jonathan Coulton. Jonathan is currently on tour with They Might Be Giants, but I was lucky enough to catch him between cities for a nice chat. We spoke about a myriad of things, but when it came down to deciding what we were going to do for his trading card art, we hit a brick wall. One of the reasons, I think, is because I have drawn Jonathan in so many different ways. So to create a brand new image, especially one that isn't linked to one of his songs, was a challenge unto itself. In the end, the ideas we ended coming up with were something involving zombies and/or becoming an automaton and downloading information via a USB drive plugged into his face. Also, a Magneto-looking sort of monster.
After a ton of sketches (at which point, I should probably post as well) I opted for the Zombie Killer idea, sort of a Left4Dead vibe, which seemed to make sense to me during the process.
For those wondering, yes, a card back will be forthcoming later this week. I'm hoping to have cardbacks on all of the geek cards. So stay tuned for that!
UPDATE: Cardback added!