Friday, April 10, 2009

new NEVERWEAR CONTEST...

the newly re-vamped NEVERWEAR.NET will be up shortly, the WebElf & WebGoblin have been toiling away for me since December to bring the website out of the dark ages...

One of the new features will be a section where I will sell my comic book magnets, or my "glass candy bars".

Many years ago, I had a heart-breaking flood in my beach apartment, and i just couldn't chuck the (big) box of water-damaged comics. I put them out in the sun to dry and found that I could salvage many of the panels. These are all made out of the original comics, not reproductions or xeroxes, that would be some copy-right madness...
Some of the comics themselves were reissues, but I had some real old beauts in that box.
(have since changed from cardboard to plastic to store my collection)

...i never collected to resell, just to re-read. Everything from Sandman to HATE to Eightball to vintage EC horror books..House of Horror, Creepy. Comics form other countries... Greek THOR and French Spidey. Jim Lee X-men, Namor, Spawn and KISS comics. I had DUNE, Star Wars, Aquaman, Plasticman, WonderWoman, Batgirl, old Richie Rich & Archies.. all over the map.

Lately, people have been donating their damaged comics to my art cause and I frame them the panel of their choice in thanks.

The glass, I cut myself, sizing to fit and frame the panels (with the scars to prove it). I rescue the glass from the hardware store throw-away bins, so there is a truly recycled nature to this project. I then frame the pieces in copper and I make them into magnets and/or hanging art.

I first sold them at the Fiddler's Green convention in Minneapolis back in 2004.



At the convention, Neil picked out about 35 of my magnets and he put them up in the various bathrooms at his Addams Family mansion....that made me very happy, to tell the truth. thanks, Boss.







look how young our Maddy was! ... that's me in the top hat, third from the left:




MAGNET CONTEST:
to win this Batman magnet (the dime is just for size ref!):



come up with the best suggestion for a new Neverwear t-shirt.
source material is any of Neil's short stories or his books, Neverwhere, Anansi Boys, Graveyard Book, American Gods, Fragile Things etc... but sorry, nothing from Sandman, as that is DC territory.

send me your ideas: NEVERWEAR@GAIMAN.NET

You have a week from today!
results up on Friday, April 17th....after 5 pm west coast time...
thanks all.

ps my gratitude to Xtopherfor updating my blog page...do you like it?

14 comments:

EmilyLady said...

The new blog page looks truly awesome; I think it's wonderful.

What a cool thing to do with comics. Good luck!

Dragonsally said...

I agree with EmilyLady - love the new blog page. And now to scour my books for an idea...

spacedlaw said...

That looks wonderful!
Very dynamic design and colour.

Na said...

Oh yes. The new page is breath-taking. Kudos!

Marjorie said...

Love new page - and will get thinking about the competition, too

Lindsey Joyce said...

the new page looks fantastic!

I suddently thought of the video game Altered Beast while simultaneously thinking your blog and Lorraine's each grabbed a "POWER UP!"

I'm such a nerd.

MrBillyBones said...

I like it!
Best,
Billy Bones

Kitty Cat said...

thanks for the kind words, i have already gotten LOADS of email ideas..
and next we will have DOCTOR WICKED who did such magic with FabulousLorraine.com work his magic on Furrytiger.com

Dan Guy said...

Nice new blog template!

I've been sick all week, but I hope to start on the new Neverwear Monday evening.

Kitty Cat said...

Danth, you do what you need to get better, my dear.
I know you about as busy as can be...

Yoga Gal said...

Love the new look of site! very pretty, hip and Gothic! Have no idea though. Not lucky with contests however. However, my paintings have taken a real dark turn lately. Due to studying the work of Goya and reading the Boss's wonderful Sandman! I actually sold three of my paintings and that's not easy during this hard times and I don't sell me work fpr cheap! Good luck , can't wait to see the new t-shirt, for I'll be buying one!

pmrussell said...

What a wonderful blog design. I really like it.

Jouniac said...

Yay Cat! Sounds (and definately looks) cool!

Cheerio.

i know things that even he doesnt know said...

i dont know if you remember me or not, but i wanted to say congrats on the new blog! i sent you a crocheted shawl after fiddlers green!