Greetings, friends! So there’s a project in the works that necessitates a Cruce Roosters logo. I got to sketching:
That’s the sketch (out of literally* BILLIONS!) that I decided to develop. So I put it in the computo-tron, and out came this:
And if I go ahead and take picture of my computo-tron screen and process it a little, it looks like this:
So what is the point of developing this super sexy logo? That’s a great question, and I’m glad you asked! Well, see ya next time, folks!
PS. Cruce Roosters signed copy giveaway winners to be announced soon! Books to be signed and shipped!
*I am increasingly unclear on the definition of the word “literally.”
EDIT: The Cruce Roosters Giveaway is now closed, and winners will be notified soon. Thanks again for entering, everybody!
Yes indeedio! We’re giving away Cruce Roosters! I have 3 copies that I’ll sign and give away to 3 lucky winners (1 each). Rumor has it Omnium Gatherum, the publisher of Cruce Roosters, will ALSO be giving away 3 signed copies to 3 OTHER lucky winners! When? How? I don’t know. BUT ENOUGH ABOUT THAT!
To enter this giveaway, all you need to do is GO TO THIS PAGE and fill out a few boxes in the webform that lives there, and then you’ll be entered. That’s it. The giveaway signup runs through June 15, 2018. Then entries close, and 3 winners will be drawn from the people who have entered.
NOTE: Cruce Roosters is chock full of gore, profanity, drugs, adult situations, and product placement. If the sex, drugs and violence of Cruce Roosters isn’t your thing, I’d consider letting you opt for a copy of Keep Away From Psycho Joe.
So CLICK HERE and sign up for the Cruce Roosters Giveaway!
ALSO!!! Omnium Gatherum is having a sweet sale on Cruce Roosters hard copies. Regular price is $12.99, but watch what I’m gonna do… BOOM! Sale price is $7.99! Not sweet enough of a deal? BOOM! Free shipping! Click this whole paragraph!
You: What’s that? $7.99? Brent, how can Omnium Gatherum sell them that cheap AND with FREE SHIPPING?
Me: The answer is simple. They don’t know I got the password to the printing account and changed the prices. They’re bound to catch on sooner or later, so get in on this sweet deal while the getting’s good!
And super thanks to the good folks who have entered already! You are awesome, as you know!
Click the play button on that and listen while you read the rest of this post. I want to share some art with you good people. See, there’s this fellow named Matt Wajek who happens to be from my home town. Matt’s a badass artist and music maker. (Check out more Nightmare Administration music here.)
I had some ideas for what I wanted the cover of Cruce Roosters to look like, but I didn’t have the skill to pull it off. I kept coming back to Matt Wajek’s stuff, and I knew I had to reach out. The man has some serious skills.
I see some similarities between Matt Wajek’s work and that of Francis Bacon. The reason is, Francis Bacon used to talk about how his work was all about the viewer’s reaction. You look at it, it makes you feel however it makes you feel, and that is the relationship between the artist and the viewer. Here’s some Bacon:
So, like I said, I get a similar vibe from Mr. Wajek’s art. I look at it, chemicals and electrical impulses swirl around in my brain, and my mind reacts to it. It’s jarring. It’s upsetting. It provokes thought and discussion. I like that.
I was at a Packer game when he started sending me art samples, asking if this was going in the right direction for the cover – did I like it this way or that way – is this background texture the way to go, or should it be more like this. That was a great day. I got to see some kickass art evolve, and I got to watch my Green Bay Packers. Here is Matt’s final piece for the cover of Cruce Roosters, with no title or author name getting in the way. I love it.
This cover was everything I hoped it’d be and more. If you’ve got a book and you need some way-out, badass cover art for it, I suggest you get in touch with Mr. Wajek. I know I will.
So my boss, who is awesome, got a new drone for aerial photography. While I get to know the machine and get the settings how I want them, I’ll have to take several test flights to try different things. Here’s a photo I took with the drone yesterday.
Hi, folks! So, if you’ve been to my website before, you may be noticing that it’s a little different right now. And a lot of the content from before is missing. And You wish you had some chips right now. Well, rest assured that everything is going to be fine. The ol’ website was due for an overhaul, and I’m looking forward to creating something awesome. There are some cool projects in the works, and I super can’t wait to tell you all about them. In the meantime, enjoy the nifty photo at the top of this post, and imagine all the sky treasure that’s probably buried up there.