This awesome-looking comics-themed Macbook keyboard skin has been doing the rounds on design blogs, but I saw it on HiConsumption. For an atrocious, eyes-on-the-keyboard, six-fingers-in-a-claw, typist such as myself, it’d be a nightmare. But it does look fantastic. It’s from Killer Duck Decals, and is available from its Etsy store.
The accompanying blurb shows them to be very witty people, indeed: “Zorro instead of Zatanna because I didn’t want to deal with the top hat, sorry”; “Our skins are meant to make your stuff look cooler, not make them bomb proof. So don’t go flashing them around in the bad part of town and skipping them across lakes because they do not grant your electronics super-powers.”
There’s a few inspired choices on this thing (check out the “Y” key), and a couple I’ll admit I’m baffled by. (What are the icons on the “O” and “D” keys referring to? I presume I’ll kick myself when someone points them out.)
The online market site Etsy has been a boon for entrepreneurial-minded artists, but this recent find by our lead Robot JK Parkin takes the cake — an artist is offering to custom-make a comic book for you… for only $40,000!
“This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to own a custom comic book or graphic novel featuring you and your story. Memorialize your wedding, your last summer with your friends or classmates, a poignant event in your family history, or your own unique life experience,” says artist Rigel Stuhmiller in her Etsy post. “You will receive 40 hardbound copies of your book, either full color or black and white (your choice), each 32-pages long.”
For only $40,000, Stuhmiller will create a 32-page comic based on your story and print 40 hardbound copies for you to keep. Stuhmiller keeps the copyright — but you get the book.
Hey, let’s start up a Kickstarter fund for $40,000 to get CBR head honcho Jonah Weiland’s amazing but true life story finally put down into comics form. What do you think?
Huh? Where’d you go?