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Calliope’s Book Posters

Calliope's Book Posters

This is how the “Calliope’s Book: Speed + Time” and “Calliope’s Book: Stop + Rest” posters look when printed.

The color, print, and paper quality are terrific, deviantART did a nice job packaging them for shipping, and you’ll note that Calliope now possesses all of her many, many knees.

They work well together, don’t you think?

(I’m seriously considering ordering some 20″ x 30″ versions — just to see how they’d look. At that scale, the print quality should still be above 300dpi.)

Calliope’s Book : Stop + Rest Sketch

Awake out there? Take a sneak peek at some upcoming work! If you’re confused, read about the mysterious origin of Calliope’s Book!

Calliope’s Book : Speed + Time

Stand clear! Calliope is taking off.

Calliope’s Book is a story about a little white cat who lives in a forested world of rusting mechanical chipmunks and shining metal wings.

What’s particularly special about the image?
1. For a digital image, this is truly huge: 18 x 24 inches @ 600dpi. I’m a former pre-press designer and strive to make my work look particularly great when printed.
2. Look close! This image contains parasignals!

This poster is now available in my deviantArt store.

Calliope’s Book Poster

Calliope’s Book is a story about a little white cat who lives in a forested world of rusting mechanical chipmunks and shining metal wings.

This illustration is now available in my deviantArt store.

Calliope’s Book

Calliope’s Book is a story about a little white cat who lives in a forested world of rusting mechanical chipmunks and shining metal wings.

This illustration is now available in my deviantArt store.

Calliope’s Book : Origins

Someone out there might be asking, “How did this Calliope’s Book thing get started, anyway?”

I’ll tell you. Someone posted a picture of a cartoon cat — much like the one below — on an internet forum I frequent.

Random conversation ensued:

Idiotprincess: gaah! who let calliope use a computer???

me: That cat cannot be stopped. Check out the way she’s tearing up the keyboard!

Idiotprincess: she has ambitions to write the Great Feline-American Novel. unfortunately most of her sentences look like this: ,./,.ettrpol;cbbpop[er,.,./,./rrel;l;bopopee,./,./bbxp,./,./ertrt

me: …AND she is fond of having her characters utter the words ‘snur snur snur’ to indicate their amusement. They are always amused!

Idiotprincess: yes, she is a creative genius. it’s really unfortunate that she’s such a bad typist. on the other hand, she can dictate her stories. after all that’s where Neil Gaiman says ‘Stardust’ came from.

me
: Didn’t David Eggers refer to her work as ‘indescribable’ and ‘confounding’? Those words are at least two syllables. Maybe three. That means quality. Oh! I just heard Neil Gaiman and Calliope are co-writing a new book about mechanical chipmunks which construct — and subsequently abandon — elaborate ambulatory tree houses deep in the heart of a globe-spanning forest. You know how crazy the rumor-mill can be, though…

Idiotprincess
: TOTALLY crazy. it’s neil stephenson, not neil gaiman! and i have no idea where the mechanical chipmunk thing came from, it’s about flying cats. with mechanical wings.

There you go. All the ingredients of a good tale.

(Apologies in advance to Mr. Gaiman, Mr. Stephenson, and Mr. Eggers if they ever see this…)

Calliope’s Book : Stop + Rest

Stand clear! Calliope is taking a nap.

Calliope’s Book is a story about a little white cat who lives in a forested world of rusting mechanical chipmunks and shining metal wings.

What’s particularly special about the image?
1. For a digital image, it’s gigantic: 18 x 24 inches @ 600dpi.
2. Like the previous Speed + Time poster, this image contains parasignals.

This poster is now available in my deviantArt store.

Will You Be There?

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( For the record, I’m still developing “Calliope’s Book”. Look for updates later this year. )

Catching the Light

“Close enough to catch!”

Time to upgrade WordPress — again. The updates are coming so fast that I’m considering putting the whole site into git and automating updates through Capistrano. The amount of time saved could be quite significant — which becomes ever more important as the end of the year approaches.

With respect to Calliope’s Book: Being an amateur story-teller, I possess only a rough idea of where the current situation is headed. Engaging in inexpensive exploration — like sketching — seems a good way to feel things out, but requires the audience to accept the possibility of changes along the way. I like Linus Pauling’s viewpoint in these matters: “The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.” I hope that’s agreeable.

Strange Machine

“A strange machine pulsed with power in the room beyond…”

A couple of interesting developments today. If you look at the sidebar, you’ll notice a new link to my profile at inPRNT! — a great site which serves as a point of sale and print fulfillment service for the work of many talented artists.

Last night, I finally finished up revisions to Somewhere, A Home For Me (formerly titled Somewhere There Is a Home For Me). I also completed some small revisions to Calliope’s Book: Stop + Rest. Those changes should be mirrored on deviantART shortly.

I added a hoopty gallery page to the site yesterday, as well. It’s simple, but serves to publicize what I do.

Can you feel it’s going to be a strange week? I can.