Thursday, September 20, 2012

I Finally Have a Good Kickstarter Idea

So you may remember that a while back I was trying to come up with a good idea for a Kickstarter campaign. You know, some concept that would both inspire people to give me money for no good reason and enable me to collect money for doing nothing.

It's harder than you think.

But I may be on to something, for reals.

I'm thinking of starting a campaign to raise money to hire a professional artist/graphic designer type to create a new logo and avatar for this blog. Since I'm not an artist myself, like Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal, and I don't have fans clamoring to design art-things for me - which I prefer to believe is because my readers aren't particularly artistic rather than because they're, say, non-existent - if I want my little corner of the Internets to look sharp, I'm going to have to pay someone to make it so.

Also, because I was fooling around with coming up with a self-portrait, and I produced this:

I think it's beautiful, but possibly I have an embolism that makes me think that.

Anyway, unless I get an outpouring of praise for my attempt, I'm thinking maybe I could try raising money to commission something that doesn't look like crudely manipulated clip art. Which is totally not what my design is. The eyes are a crudely manipulated photo of my actual eyes. So there.

I don't know what a real actual artist-type might charge for something like this. I figure I'd better set a goal of $10,000 just to be on the safe side. If I find someone who works cheaper, I can always spend the extra money on writing supplies.

But I'm willing to spend it all to find someone who can draw a really good monkey.


  1. I've had this tab open for so long today that I can't remember how I actually came across your blog, but - OHMYFUCKINGEVERYTHINGAWESOMEANDSHINY I'm so glad I finally made it around to this one! I've only read two or six things so far, but I think I can honestly say that I Love You. I love you the the desert loves rain. I love you like monkeys love bananas. I love you like midgets love step-stools readily available in grocery stores...
    You obviously have a weird obsession with monkeys. I do too. Will you marry me? (It's okay to say no. Just distract me with a cookie or a tightly formed ball of tin foil.)

  2. And I also think that your self portrait is beautiful. Anyone that puts a monkey on a rainbow is awesome in my book. I shall now commence my stalking.


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