Thursday, January 28, 2010


Proper post soon(ish), I promise, but for now an FYI: I just sold the last of the current batch of Steel Helmet prints. I may print up some more for this year's MoCCA, but for now: gone!

I've still got a few glicee prints of "A Troubling of Goldfish," "SOAO (Man with Guitar)," ($20 each) and Berlin Alexanderplatz bird silkscreens ($40) left... if you're interested, just send me an email (design [at] ericskillman [dot] com), and I'll send you a Paypal invoice. I'll probably even throw in some extra freebies I have lyin' around...

Thursday, January 7, 2010

What type are you?

Some on-topic design-related fun!

Apparently this was Pentagram's "Christmas card" this year (I'm not on their list, I got the link from VSL): a quick video questionaire to determine what "type" you are. Meaning typeface, of course!

The question bit is well executed, but the real fun comes at the end, when you get a short little video history of your font and how it relates to your personality. (You can also browse through the rest of the 16 available font options.)

If you're curious, I got Bifur the first time, but that didn't feel right to me so I changed one of my answers ("Are you traditional or progressive," which I originally misinterpreted as a question of politics rather than temperment), and got Expanded Antique, seen above, which seems more accurate.

Try it yourself! The password is "character".

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Forgetless #2!

Hey, somehow I almost missed the fact that FORGETLESS #2 is hitting stores today--don't you make the same mistake! I was lucky enough to have another chance to color over Jorge Coelho's great artwork, and hopefully do it justice.

The story, by newly-omnipresent writer Nick Spencer (of Existence 2.0 fame), is split up among multiple artists: Jorge and I are doing the main story in #2 and #4, with Scott Forbes doing the main story in #1, #3, and #5, and Marley Zarcone doing a backup in all five issues. There's an interview with Nick, Jorge, Marley, and Scott here if you want more info on the project, or better yet, swing by your local comic shop and pick up a copy!

The cover up top is by Marley, and here's a sample of Jorge's work (with my colors):

Lost & Found

Speaking of my new blogging gig, I just posted, as part of a mini-profile on Ming Doyle, the entire 8-page "Lost & Found" story we did together. I sold a few at King Con but it hasn't been available to read online before now... head on over and check it out!

Monday, January 4, 2010

For those who just can't get enough

So, I seem to have been flattered into guest-blogging over at Geekweek, a new site just launched by Jeff Katz and Rob Levin and aimed at the omnivorous nerd audience (i.e. it covers topics from movies to comics to sports to whatever.) I'm told there's still a proper rollout yet to come, with publicity and a final site design, etc, but it's basically up and running now if you want to get in on the ground floor.

That doesn't mean Cozy Lummox is shutting down--if anything, I hope it'll help this blog regain some of the design-centric focus it's been meandering away from recently, and most of the Criterion-related stuff will still live here. But if you're curious to read my thoughts on a wider variety of topics, stop by Geekweek and check out my periodic ramblings.