Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Your Twelve Way Is Served!

The comic book anthology many of us have been working on for the past year has finally hit the streets!

A tip of the cap to Rick Bird for the fine article about our project in this week's CityBeat.
You can read the story here...

And if you'd like to get your hands on a copy hot off the press for a mere $20...

To all involved... you should be really proud of your contributions. It's a great looking book!

A double tip of the cap and a respectful bow to Tim Fuller who put this project together along with his outstanding art direction, cartoon stories and ad parodies!

Watch this site as we will be posting events to promote the book, signings and the fantabulous Twelve Way kissing booth coming to a church festival near you this summer!


  1. Awesome news! Congrats to all!

  2. Yay!!! I'll post about this on my blog later this week.

    Can't wait for the church festival but I am not kissing Daryll just to get my copy signed.

  3. Kudos Tim and Daryll I thought the CityBeat article was well balanced and a good promo plug for the book. It has me really wanting to read everyone else's stories. You both were fine ambassadors for our fart jokes as well as the thoughtful content!

    Tim when the books are actually in I will place an order with you for San Diego Comic Con. I also need to hit you up and have you drop some digital knowledge on my small brain. I need to learn how to make those darn comic book small and very large graphic dots, or basically fake a moire patterns in photoshop.

  4. Congrats, guys, this is awesome. You all should be very proud. What a great effort.

  5. Woody, I know of one way to make a dot screen, but it may not be the easiest:

    Start with a field of middle grey, or a gradation from black to white, or whatever. Keep the resolution pretty high (360 ppi or greater at actual size)
    Make sure it's a grayscale image (Image>Mode>Grayscale).
    Then make it a bitmap image. (Image>Mode>Bitmap).
    In the dialog box, select Output: 720 and Method: Halftone Screen.
    In the next box, select Angle:45 degrees and Shape:Round. For Frequency, select something ridiculously low like 5 or 10.
    You'll have to try a few times to get the exact effect you want. Just do a command-z and put in a new figure for frequency.

    The ideal thing would be to create a custom brush in Photoshop with a bitmap pattern, but I haven't gotten there yet.

    If anyone has a better way, I'm listening!

  6. Woody...this tutorial has pics and is similar to Chucks technique.

  7. Just posted on my site as well. Good luck with sales.

  8. Wow! What a great article! Thanks for posting Daryll. I hope this generates a lot of excitement-it is well written and has a good angle. It is cool how he makes analogies to the music scene. I can hardly wait to get my copies.

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  10. Chuck, that's pretty much how I do it too. Seems to be the easiest way.

    Instead of doing bitmap, in greyscale mode you can also do a "filter menu--> pixelate--> color halftone." works the same way.
    Select the channel, delete the white, drag levels over to black and you've got nice, isolated black dots!

    Create a few at various values and dot size and save as your own "zipatone" sheets to use in the future. yay computers!

  11. Coolio Guys I really appreciate all the feedback and links, you guys rock and roll all night long!

  12. Oliver, That's the step I need to do —create a bunch and have them on hand. Anyone try to make brushes with these patterns? Or do you spread the dots with rubber-stamp tool?

  13. Oh, and I agree with Viki on the second 12-way posting: Daryll, your cover abso-tootely rocks!

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