Maryland My Maryland t-shirts!

Speaking of Kickstarter, I’ve just launched my own pre-order for screen printed t-shirts with a version of my “Maryland My Maryland” illustration.

I used this system to facilitate a pre-order of the last batch of my Charles Darwin t-shirts, and it seemed to work really well for everyone involved.

Pledging to this Kickstarter is the ONLY way to get one of these shirts- I probably won’t be ordering any extras beyond what is funded through the Kickstarter. If you REALLY, REALLY don’t want to use Kickstarter, let me know, and I might be able to add an extra shirt to my final order for you, but that will only work if the Kickstarter campaign is successfully funded. If it’s not, there won’t be a run of shirts (Kickstarter only charges backers if the project goal is successfully met).

The shirt will be printed in 3 colors on a black Gildan “soft style” t-shirt. I’ve used these base shirts for other projects and they’re really soft and nice. You can also order a zip up hoodie with the design on the back!

Go check it out! You have until November 1st to order. Shirts will be printed and shipped in time for holiday gift giving.

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Geek Love anthology Kickstarter

I love the DIY production ethic that Kickstarter fosters. I’ve produced, participated in, and supported a number of Kickstarter based endeavors, and I love that something like this exists. The website allows ordinary people to contribute funding (a little or a lot) to projects that artists and other entrepreneurs want to produce.

I am excited to be a part of Geek Love, a fun anthology of adult erotica with a “nerdy” theme. My illustration “An Evening At Home” will be included, and possibly some additional illustrations. A small sneak preview of my illustration is below.

(Please note that this is an adult anthology. Although there is no explicit content on the Kickstarter page, some of the words and pictures there are a little naughty. You’ve been warned!)

Amazingly, the project met its primary funding goal within the first few days of the Kickstarter campaign, but it’s not too late to contribute, anyway.

The Kickstarter campaign will allow the hard copy of the book to be printed, and will also allow all contributing writers and illustrators to be paid for their work.

The project is being spearheaded by author and editor Shanna Germain. From the Kickstarter page:

“Geek Love. It’s nerdy, wordy and a little bit dirty. It’s 200 pages of geek-themed erotic stories, accompanied by full-color art and comics, all from some of the finest authors and artists in the industry.

Think of it as the comma sutra. As full-frontal nerdity at its finest. As the bestiary of geek sexuality, proving once and for all that there’s nothing hotter than geeks in their natural habitats.

Geek Love isn’t just smart and sexy. It’s also sex-, gender- and geek-positive. The stories and art in the collection showcase and support a broad spectrum of geeks, genders, body types, classes, races, abilities and sexualities…”

Maryland My Maryland, again

Most of the work from this series will be going up at Charmington’s (2601 Howard St., Baltimore, MD) tonight! If you didn’t get a chance to see it when it was at Truax Custom Frames, stop by and take a look, and have some great local coffee while you’re at it.

The work is also now all matted and FRAMED, if having to frame the work yourself was dissuading you from a purchase. The black frames really make the work pop!

The show will probably be up at Charmington’s for the next month or so. We haven’t set a formal close date yet.

Also, all small (8.5″ x 11″) print orders from the series are currently on sale for $8 (normally 10 or 3/$35). I have a large stock of prints I made for the Cromwell festival, which was mostly rained out, and I’d like to move some of them out of here! E-mail me at joanna@joannabarnum.com if you’d like to order some prints.

Other prints are still available for the usual prices.

Mini: 4″ x 6″- $5, or 4/$17 (glossy only)
Small: 8.5″ x 11″- ON SALE, $8 (sale prints are in matte only)
Large: 11″ x 17″- $30, or 4/$100 (glossy only)
Jumbo: 13″ x 19″- $40, or 4/$140 (glossy or matte)
(Plus shipping)

Light Grey Art Lab Tarot pre-order

News from Light Grey Art Lab!

“We are officially announcing a pre-order the full 78 card deck plus guidebook of the Light Grey Tarot.

We’re printing a limited quantity run of The Light Grey Tarot to accompany our Tarot, Mystics and the Occult Exhibition (Coming to Light Grey Art Lab October 19).

Each 78-card boxed set of the Light Grey Tarot comes with a 32 page guidebook that walks through all of the meanings, symbolism and details of each card, plus instructions on how to read several classic Tarot spreads. The cards are approximately 2.75 inches x 4.75 inches (nice and tall!)

We’ll also be launching all of the amazing full size giclee prints of each artist’s work on October 19, so be sure to check back then to see all of the available prints! We will be sure to keep you posted!”

My Five of Swords illustration is a part of the deck and show.

Pre-order your deck here!

Sketch cards for 5finity’s March of Dimes fundraiser

Steve of 5finity is going to be auctioning of these and other original sketch cards to benefit the March of Dimes- more info about that as I have it. I’m also on board as an artist for 5finity’s Lady Death Series 2- I’m super excited! I love doing these.

Tarot, Mystics, & The Occult at Light Grey Art Lab

I’m very excited to have been chosen to participate in this upcoming Light Grey Art Lab show. 78 artists and designers were each assigned a card from the tarot deck to illustrate. The show will be going up this October, with prints of the artwork available online and at the gallery. Stay tuned for more information about the show in Minneapolis and how to buy prints.

My assigned card was the Five of Swords. Of course, I had to use the swords suit as an excuse to draw belly dancers. When I researched the meaning of the card, I found out that it’s a somewhat negative card, which can indicate power struggles and betrayal. So the informal title for my piece is “Upstaged.”

Sketch cards for 5finity

Earlier this year, I did my first ever sketch cards for 5finity Productions. They were for the “Katie Cook: Kitty Ditties & Pretty Ladies” series. I only did eight cards, so I’m a “super rare artist” for the set.

I’m still trying to fully understand how the whole sketch card subculture works! But I’m having fun so far.

I have two Artist Exclusive blanks from this series available for commissions, at $50 each, including shipping.

I’m currently working on a few cards for 5finity’s March of Dimes fundraiser.