Thursday, May 28, 2009

a prize for your clever ideas...

we have announced the newest NEVERWEAR tee designed by Olga.
I am putting up a contest, with the winner getting a solidly gorgeous signed-by-Mr.-Neil-Gaiman limited edition SAUCERS print. (We only have about 75 of these prints left! you can still buy them HERE)
{note: they come unsigned though, which is why you want to give this contest a crack...get out your thinking caps...}

I am thinking of where and how to market this clever new shirt, and i thought I would ask you clever people.
One example i already got, advertise in Cat Fancy magazine.
That's good, but let's do some lateral thinking.
You can either:
a. email me the ideas here:
b. post comments here on the blog
c. go to to twitpic and comment on this photo , i will receive the comments as a twitter...

You have a week, on June 4th, I will post ideas here and we can pick the finest of the fine.
thanks all.
here is the tshirt:

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Neil mailbox part 3 (and #teapix winner)

several things came in recently, and i wanted to post them up while waiting (patiently) for the new Neverwear site to go live...

a foxy artcar with a foxy artist leaning upon it:

a pinky ring came from young Sara in Saskatewan for Neil that I covet:

Tyler wearing his Scary Trousers tee so well....

getting-big miss Selina Kyle helping out with the mail call, in her own

i thought i had announced the #teapix winner:

grande prize:
@shonaP87 Don't you wish that sometimes your tea leaves would be just a little more specific?

contact me for your prize!

this little Vampirella magnet went out to Nikki K for her entry of favorite comic book character (there were so many great entries)
she got me with her love for Destruction of the Endless, who has always been one of my favorites...(Sherpa, thought you'd enter with Conan!)

so back to the subject of the new website...

Olga Nunes (the former WebElf) and Dan (the present WebGoblin) have been working for over 7 months to get the live & shiny new NEVERWEAR site ready for you lovely readers...

The WebGoblin Dan is doing Guest of Honor handling at Balticon, I am in Vegas for the weekend, Neil is somewhere off the grid (i miss him, but you can see an stunning moonbeam photo of him w/Cabal by by Kyle Cassidy), Olga is out giving song-filled interviews,
Dr. Wicked is working on updating my furrytiger is exactly like a hive of bees, but we don't sting so much and Quiche is the queen....

in other news:
we are about to announce this new Coraline cat tee designed by Olga, watch the skies for the website to go live...hopefully today:

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

VAMPIRELLA, are you my mother?

have been doing a contest a week over on
writing as @Neverwear

the newest contest up is to win this Vampirella magnet:

I want to know your favorite comic book character and why.
Will leave this up until Sunday May 17th (day after my brother’s bday!)

Last week’s contest was to tell me your favorite ANANSI BOYS quote.
winner Dawn from Canada submitted this (as did Em, but 5 days later):

"You're no help," he told the lime. This was unfair. It was only a lime; there was nothing special about it at all. It was doing the best it could."

this Sandman magnet is going across American borders to live with her:

and the winner of the week before was the lovely Muted Dragon,
correctly identifying where this comic panel originated:

she wrote in:
World's Finest, issue #175
May 1968
Featuring "The Superman-Batman Revenge Squads!"

now do you see why I spilt many a diamond tear over my water-logged comic collection?
oh well, i gave them new life as art...

you all really seemed to like the “name the comic” contest.
...maybe another one of those next week?

meanwhile on the case of #100K Twitter contest that Neil posted. The winner was @Middlesmith
with the entry of "There was a hand in the rain, and it held a milk bone..." riffing on the opening line of GRAVEYARD BOOK.
I did a "doodle" of this entry and posted it on the GILLIAN ANDERSON (Scully from X-Files) charity website My writing partner Ethan did one as well.
I love his version of The Drunken Angel, an old Japanese classic.

And here is the link to the entire auction, including a doodle by Clive Barker...meow! (do you think i covered all the bases??) Please help them out and bid....

Olga Nunes, our resident design queen, who lives in London and runs The Fabulist
is hard at work with Dan Guy/Web Goblin to make the new Neverwear site come alive.
We are waiting patiently. The amount of work is triple, nay quadruple than first thought, sorry web geniuses...

Olga is also designing the “Cats don’t need names....we know who we are” tee, from Neil’s haunting CORALINE. It looks gorgeous so far, we are just working out logistics & should be able to announce it shortly.

now off to finally finish my Aquaman/genii tattoo. photos soon!