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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Soft-core Geek Porn

In my spare time, I illustrate articles for Hermes Portal, a magazine for Ars Magica.

I was recently engaged by Erik Dahl, the author of the Broken Covenant of Calebais for the "Calendar Project". Several other illustrators and amateur-historians are also involved, to illustrate the pages and determine the accurate dates for the year 1222CE.

Erik described it as:
"The kind of stuff young Hermetic magi might look at during apprenticeship and hide under their lab texts when their masters come by. :)"
The brief was to create a calendar with suggestive pictures of famous sorceresses of history, in a weird kind of spoof of both Ars and of geeks.

Result:



As you can see (barely), the cover of the calendar is a "homage" to the Ars Magica cover:



Only, my cover is a lot less ornate (since I don't have the vine-scrolls or the fonts).

Overall, I am happy with how it turned out. While I'm entirely sure that illustrating soft-core geek porn is my NOT my cup of tea, I do get a cut of the profit, and it was a definite lesson for me in using Photoshop.

So, while I put together the NYLL Journal, the VYLL Journal, the ALS Journal and the Bullsheet, I have also been doing covers for dubious calendar projects.

2 Comments:

  • At February 23, 2005 10:25 am, Anonymous liam hogan said…

    So, is this kind of thing going to appear in the journals of ALS and NYLL?
    [all colour leaves liam's face in terror at the thought of the prospect]
    Keep this kind of thing up and you'll end up like Yobbo's site, or Dreadnought's. Just another blog I can't read when I'm using a public desk at the library.

     
  • At February 23, 2005 3:39 pm, Blogger Alex said…

    Rest assured that I'll keep the geek-porn away from the NYLL Journal.

     

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