Tuesday, March 9, 2010

GAW #1: Jonathan Coulton: Internet Rockstar/Zombie Killer

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!

7 comments:

  1. Btw,are these available in any hard-copy format?I'd totally buy them.

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  2. Very awesome!! Also agree with krsonman in that i'd totally buy them as well.

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  3. Ditto the above. I'd love to buy actual trading cards - but only if they come packaged with a stick of nasty, petrified "gum".

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  4. Any way you could link to the original files instead of the smaller JPEGs. I mean, if we're going to collect them, it would be cool to have easy access to the best available version. :D

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  5. I was totally about to say what people above have said.
    Are you planning to perhaps sell them all as a pack of trading cards once you've done all 52?
    Or perhaps you could sell them by month?

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