Thanks for stopping by! I hope you’re all having a good summer. Or winter, if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere. The following is your BinaryGod August 2014 update. As usual, I’ve got lots to report, so I’ll just get started. Thanks for reading.
Horror Comedy Series
I love horror comedies. Once you hit a certain age, horror movies aren’t really scary anymore because you know they’re not real. Horror comedies fill in the gap! They can poke fun at horror tropes and be very inventive in their use of slapstick and over-the-top gore. There’s also something inherently pleasurable about being startled, grossed out, and laughing all at the same time. Why am I writing about horror comedies all of a sudden? Well, I’m creating a series! So far, I’m done with two illustrations, but I’m envisioning the final series to be 9 or 10 total. From now until August 15th, you can vote on which movie next gets the BinaryGod treatment. Read more about the series here, and vote below. [yop_poll id=”1″]
Threadless Horror Contest
I currently have four designs up for voting on Threadless.com. Two are part of my horror/comedy series, described in the previous section. The other two are different versions of my Hell’s Gate illustration. Click here to go to my Threadless page, or click the images embedded to be taken to that specific entry. Voting lasts until August 5th, so please rate it a 5, leave me a comment, and tell your friends! As always, your vote is much appreciated. Even if you can’t vote, share with your friends, or promote the designs you like via social media. I’m on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, and StumbleUpon. Every little bit helps!
New Stuff in My Store(s), New Online Shop
I have been very busy making new artwork for you, and I have a couple of new prints/shirts available in my TeePublic, DesignByHumans, and Society6 stores. The first one shown here is the first of a series of three anthropomorphized animal portraits. Portraying a police officer as a pig is pretty obvious, but I think its silliness and straightforwardness work to the image’s advantage. Mockery can be very powerful. The second one is a mash-up spoof of the old Mad Magazine Spy vs. Spy comics. Don’t be alarmed; Jack White and Jack Black are not trying to kill each other, as far as I’m aware. Part of the fun of wearing this shirt is seeing the viewer’s face when he “gets it.” I own one of these shirts, myself, and can speak for the high quality of the screen print. I have a couple more in addition to these, so please check my shops by clicking the links provided.
I’ve also started selling phone cases on Casetify. (Click here to go to my storefront.) Casetify allows its members to create phone cases out of original artwork or by uploading an image directly from their Instagram account. Below are my two most popular designs. Get yours by clicking the images below.
Top sellers for July 2014
July 2014 has been my best sales month (by far) to date; thank you so much to everyone who bought a print, a tee shirt, or a phone case. I must be doing something right! A special thanks to everyone who posted my tees on Facebook to help me get traffic to my shops. My McBain tee went #1 on TeePublic, albeit briefly. I’ll take it. I’ve included my top seller from TeePublic and my top seller from DesignByHumans. TeePublic ran a major sale in which all shirts were $14. I sold quite a few, but the one that came out on top was my Dawn of the Planet of the Apes inspired “Hail Caesar.” My top seller on DesignByHumans, and my top seller overall for July, was my TMNT inspired “Four Humors” shirt. I’m sure the fans are getting ready for the live action CGI heavy reboot. I’m currently working on another turtles series… Here’s a sneak peek: Get yours today by clicking the images below. Please share and comment; I’d love to know what you think!
Top blog post for July 2014
My top blog post for July was my We Are Not Friends post. In it, I explain the voluntaryist position on a couple of hot-button issues in a somewhat abrasive (yet tongue-in-cheek) manner. If you read it and think I’m wrong, great! Prove me wrong. Leave a comment, start a conversation. As always, you can support my work on this blog by clicking my Amazon links. (I get a couple of pennies for every referral.) Usually the Amazon links have something to do with the content of the post. Of course, a bigger way you can support this blog is by purchasing art from one of my stores.
Got a suggestion?
Please drop me a line if you’d like to make requests on what I should write about. I really need to finish my Objections to Anarchy series. You can read the first couple of posts here, and I’m still open to taking input or criticism. Thanks for reading, thanks for shopping, and I’m looking forward to a very productive August! -Steve
Please Support this Site
Thank you for your time and attention, and thanks for reading! If you’d like to help keep this blog going, please support it! You can help in a couple ways:
First, buy something from my shop! I’ve got mugs, tapestries, canvas, tee shirts, phone cases, pillows, blankets, and much more.
The second way is to hire me directly! I’m a professional caricaturist/illustrator. I’m currently offering pet illustrations, personalized caricatures of you or a loved one, and celebrity caricatures. Click the links for details and pricing, or you can place an order using the form below.