Progress, Bookmarks and New York Comic Con 2014

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Originally posted on A Strange Occurrence of Magic:

Here are some work in progress shots of the bookmarks that Michael DiMotta and I are about to finish up just in time for New York City Comic Con 2014. We have four different bookmark designs, one based on each of the four elements, which will be free at this years New York Comic Con 2014. If you can not make it to NYCC2014 this year, we can mail you one or all four of the bookmarks if you simply share your mailing address by emailing it to Toddhunt@me.com

Here is the direct link to Michael DiMotta’s website post documenting the process in full: http://michaeldimotta.tumblr.com/post/98179643089/a-recent-commission-of-the-4-elements-which-i

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Here is a picture of one of the finished layout for the incredible “Ignis” bookmark which was printed through Exceed Studios:

tumblr_ncbruzxJeV1qeua25o5_400Finally, here is a great shot of Michael DiMotta’s line drawing of each elemental bookmark design.

tumblr_ncbruzxJeV1qeua25o7_1280Be sure to stay tuned to this site for…

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Progress, Bookmarks and New York Comic Con 2014

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Here are some work in progress shots of the bookmarks that Michael DiMotta and I are about to finish up just in time for New York City Comic Con 2014. We have four different bookmark designs, one based on each of the four elements, which will be free at this years New York Comic Con 2014. If you can not make it to NYCC2014 this year, we can mail you one or all four of the bookmarks if you simply share your mailing address by emailing it to Toddhunt@me.com

Here is the direct link to Michael DiMotta’s website post documenting the process in full: http://michaeldimotta.tumblr.com/post/98179643089/a-recent-commission-of-the-4-elements-which-i

tumblr_ncbruzxJeV1qeua25o8_500

Here is a picture of one of the finished layout for the incredible “Ignis” bookmark which was printed through Exceed Studios:

tumblr_ncbruzxJeV1qeua25o5_400Finally, here is a great shot of Michael DiMotta’s line drawing of each elemental bookmark design.

tumblr_ncbruzxJeV1qeua25o7_1280Be sure to stay tuned to this site for the final reveal of all four bookmark layout and illustrations.

If you would like a set of bookmarks, please email your mailing address information to Toddhunt@me.com

Tomorrowland

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Tomorrowland


 

I recently finished a new poem in which I personify winter as an aging knight. I found myself harkening back to an expression made popular by Game of Thrones while I was writing this piece, “Winter is coming.” I decided to play with it in the structure of the poem. The illustration above is a piece by William Blake but will serve as the influence for the poem’s illustration. It speaks to the ending of the poem which is not included in this excerpt. 

Here is the small except from “Tomorrowland” :

 

Tommorowland 

 

After last evening’s storm,

summer became fall

in the small course

of one wet night.

 

Soon, skies pregnant with another

season will paint the palette

of morning with muted tones of

blues and grey.

 

We will follow the white procession of winter,

widows in its likely procession.

 

Inhaling its cold in slow sips,

filling our lungs with its icy living shape as it

moves through our bodies like an ocean.

 

Winter, is coming

but before long it will again

be going.

 

Like a knight bearing into battle,

determined to defend its honor.

….

 

 

Once I finish editing this piece and have the illustration completed I will post both to the Illustrated Poems section of this website. 

Sweet Panic

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“You’re also two people, writer and reader. What a tremendous asset.”

 

Sweet Panic

 


 

 

Sweet Panic

I recall a story in which I never belonged.

 

A tale you would tease me with by

falling asleep just before I was pushed

into the larger dark of your imagination.

 

Sweet panic would slip

from your mouth as you whispered

a nightly resurrection, praying your words

would talk us back to life.

 

I recall a story where we stood invisible,

a coward and a thief

our backs to each other,

our eyes to the sky.

 

Silence piling in drifts.

 

A Magical Truth About Writing

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You can get anywhere from anywhere,

Always and almost instantly.

The gap between sentences is sometimes a pause for breath

And sometimes an echoing void

And if you can get anywhere from anywhere

You can start anywhere

And end anywhere.

There is no single necessary order. 


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Original Concept sketch of “A Strange Occurrence of Magic” by JM DeSantis. See more of his work at http://chadhiyana.com

Excerpt from  

“A Strange Occurrence of Magic” 

Broken in with steady wear,

we twisted the words on our tongues

as they worked to wake idle objects

eager to wind themselves

into the bend of life’s tragic coil.