Hello good friends. This year Alex and myself were slated to be exhibiting at Boston Comic Con. Due to the extremely unfortunate circumstances surrounding the recent events in our city, the con has been cancelled. This leads to a box of Baman Piderman tee shirts sitting next to me quite sadly with no nice con-goers to stuff into them lovingly.
If you’ve been following the show a while, you know sadly (perhaps angrily??) there is no real merch for the show. The only time tee shirts have ever been made were a small amount for last years Connecticon, and now an equally small amount for BCC sitting here in my studio. These are pretty exclusive, and there are only a few, so we’re offering them for a likely very brief window here on tumblr! It’s first come first serve until they’re gone, so if you would like one please act fairly quickly!
- We have two kinds: A boys/unisex short sleeved shirt in heathered medium blue, and a girl’s cut in blue and white raglan style with 3/4 sleeves.
- Each shirt has the Baman Piderman coat of arms screen printed in navy blue ink on the front, and a “Wear Da Shirt” with BP logo (like episode title cards!) screened on the back top.
- The shirts both come in S, M, L, and XL.
- Each shirt costs 25 dollars, plus 5 dollars shipping and handling. We are sadly only going to accept orders within the US for now, since we are shipping these all ourselves. Much apologies to our international buddies :(
- Paypal payment only please!
Please email me at email@example.com with which style shirt you’d like, your size, and what state you’re in. From there I’ll email you back with payment info and the like! Please be patient with me, as I am just one lady who isn’t the fastest typist. If you don’t hear back for an extended time, I’m afraid that means the shirts likely sold out!
Thank you everyone for the continued support! And if you get one a drawing will likely get snuck in there too. HEH HEH. Hope you guys enjoy!
Lindsay + Alex
these are good guys and you gotta get these shirts damn
I’ve been away from Tumblr! I didn’t have stuff auto-queued when I went to Japan. Catch up on Broodhollow, because the first book will end sooner than you think!
Also!! My store is having a sale for May to commemorate the 8th birthday of Starslip. It started in May 2005. Whoa. All my books are $8.00. AND I have Broodhollow pins and prints in stock right now!!
Donald Glover talking about the comments he received during his campaign to be the next Spider-Man (x)“I was talking about it with Dan Eckman, who directed my Bonfire video. Can you imagine that trailer? That would be dope. Like it makes sense… a poor black kid in Queens. Like it just fits.”
what a disconnect. same thing happened with miles morales, right?
this is another reason why i can’t get into comics — well, okay. it’s the same reason. it doesn’t even have to do with racism or anything. it has to do with status quo. none of these characters are truly allowed to change. whatever changes happen, no matter how big, will get reversed over time. in the last 20 years you can leave out the “over time” part — everything gets paved over with a full reboot once every eight months.
i was a huge iron man fan, the only book i really read, until the heroes reborn stuff in the 1990s. (was it the ’90s or am i remembering wrong?) tony stark became a villain. then he became a teenager. then he became tony stark again. who cares? kill him, turn him blind, give him different powers, make him gay. anything challenging to the character will evaporate. he’ll go back to default in a month.
i still like these characters, but who cares? i haven’t read any of these books in a decade. who can be made to care about those kinds of comic books anymore?
id like to argue not to be too casual. there’s like an epidemic on twitter of people being extremely casual to strangers and often replying to them with incredibly offensive “jokes” thinking that negging is how casual friends act, or offering advice.. etc. people being too casual is just as harmful as the other stuff.
and to be honest, i’m sure the people being excessively modest or overzealous are being themselves anyway, and acting how they’d treat others anyway.
i dont think theres any kudos earned in acting like the last column either, the last thing in particular really rubs me the wrong way with “theres a greater possibility of getting chummy” .. the whole chart feels like a “How to be rewarded with an artists friendship” and uh.. don’t think of anyone that way! ever!
if you want to be friends with an artist… don’t have any unreal expectations i guess? sometimes you just have to be okay with admiring someones work from afar.
i totes agree with what lauren is saying here. there is definitely a sense of “haha, i’m not gonna put you up on a pedestal like those others. we’re bros now right???” that can definitely be as forced and uncomfortable as the first two options.
also, the first two in this image are so cartoonishly defined… I don’t know. there are subtle variations on these behaviors that aren’t so extreme. to put it another way, i don’t think you can really separate it out into categories so neatly and say “avoid this behavior but not this”. a fan trying to be super casual can come off as trying too hard, and a fan who is very shy or exciteable can come off as sincere and likeable.
this image is ostensibly about respecting artists and being yourself, BUT is still positing the idea that there is a “formula” to befriending people, and there isn’t! so to me it’s more harmful than accurate. there is no formula and what might be endearing in one person can be annoying in another. the best thing to do in any case is work on your awareness, both of yourself and of the situation, but even then there’s no guarantees. anyway that’s my two cents!
yeah. sorry OP, there are only ways to upset a stranger the least, and they are the same whether you’re talking to an artist at a con or a person on the bus. “but i’m the least awkward person you’ve met today!!” doesn’t guarantee you a friendship anymore than it guarantees you a relationship. the worst part of this kind of primer — which i have wanted to write many times, but every time decided against it — is that the DECENT people, the ones already being nice and normal, are self-analytical enough to assume that THEY might be the ones being pushy or weird. meanwhile, the pushy and weird people, who lack the self-awareness to know they are pushy and weird, think the primer can’t possibly be for them, and wow how it must suck for those pushy weirdos out there. so the end result is, the nice people become nervously avoidant, and the jerks are emboldened. I know the comic was very well-intentioned, but it won’t penetrate the types of people who actually need to hear it.
Who wants to take over posting links on Tumblr to Broodhollow while I’m away?!