Sunday, November 29, 2009

Meet me in person? I'm so excited for you!

Hey there, I'm speaking at the Indiana Author Fair December 5th, at, I believe, 2:30. I'm also there from 12 until 4 to autograph any books you want autographed. They don't even have to be mine. Heck, if there are any ladies out there who want their bodies autographed, come on by. My wife can't be totally vigilant the whole 4 hours.

Are you in part of the world, Singapore or Eastern Europe for instance, that makes it difficult to order the Bent Objects book? I can't vouch for them or anything, but I've heard from a couple of people who have used The Book Depository. They even claim free worldwide delivery.


The winner of the limerick contest from last week? Very challenging to judge. The final three were a toss-up. I finally went with this one-


In November, the turkey thought, "Damn,
I don't want to be served with the yams."
So he cooked pig for folks
As he told them great jokes,
And he was spared for being such a ham.

If any of the other limerick contestants who entered would like one, I'd like to send you one of the holiday cards from me to you. Maybe even a worthless doodle in there also. Just send me your address.


Don't forget to order your doodled-in Bent Objects book . Order now and it'll be there in plenty of time for whatever holiday you want it for.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Holiday Card Giveaway

30 Bent Objects Holiday cards go to the best limerick having to do somehow with Thanksgiving. Winner announced and cards mailed Monday.

Still plenty of time to order a doodled-in book too! (and I do doodle in them a bit more than the example I photographed).

Sunday, November 22, 2009

An old photo for now.

Caribbean Jerk

Photographed with a decent point and shoot on tripod.
Lighting- Under cabinet radio/cd player light, plus two flashlights.

I was hoping to get a shot done over the weekend. Even had everything ready to go, but it's the first in a very long time that will be photographed outside, and things didn't work out. Instead, here's an oldie that didn't make it into the book, pretty much because I couldn't find the original big file of it. That's never happened before, but no, I'm not the most organized guy you will ever come across.

I saw this photo on once, and all the comments were pretty entertaining. One person didn't believe that there was really a seasoning with that name, but I can assure you that there is.


Also- Christoph Niemann is an awesome, creative, son-of-a-gun. More proof here- Leaves.

And what's worse than being an athlete who is hurt bad enough to be carried off by stretcher? Being carried off by these guys.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Neatorama Bent Objects Book Contest

Interview and giveaway here.

If you've ever wondered about what goes into a Bent Objects image, I go into some detail about the making of one of my latest.

People have wondered if I still have holiday cards. I've sold quite a few, but I had to order 2500 so that I could sell them for a reasonable price. So yes, still have probably half of them left. Here.

Also, yes, I still have books for sale that I'll doodle in.

Monday, November 16, 2009


I recently had a request from the folks over at Neatorama to make my version of their Neatorama-bot (their mascot). This is what I came up with. I had it juggling some letters, but it looks a lot better without them.
Neatorama is having a Bent Objects book giveaway starting today. Maybe you should give it a try?

Friday, November 13, 2009

At Target

photo courtesy Tim Wilsbach
Here's one of the cards available at Target stores now. Just a few Bent Object cards now, but there will be 4 or 5 more next year.
Some people might think this is too cute, and doesn't have quite the same edge as most of my stuff. That may be true, but remember- she is serving herself up to be eaten as soon as the candle is blown out.

Tonight's the night I'll be at Big Hat Books in Broad Ripple, Indiana for a book signing. Lots to do there tonight besides me being there though. And some things are being done for a good cause-
Tonight. Broad Ripple, Indiana.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happily working on a commission.

I made a few images for OXO International a while back, and I'm happy to say that they've asked me to do another. I'm thrilled that they picked the particular idea that I came up with. It'll make it here eventually on the blog, and it's gonna be pretty good, I think.

Here's a party invite image I made for them. A "Get ready to party" idea.

If there are any other peeps willing to commission a person who is wired a little weird, please get in touch. Our bank account could use an infusion, because we like brand name cereals (we're classy like that).

A couple more things-

Some people don't know that my book is hardback. I feel happy, and lucky, to say that it is. Still plenty of time to order 1, or 2, or 50 for holiday gifts.

And I guess this video was viral a few years ago, but that must have been before my time here on the internet. It's a video of a flash mob dancing to a Sound of Music song. Haven't seen it? It's cooler than it may sound, and it will make you happy.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Holiday Cards

Well, I did it. I had some Bent Objects holiday cards printed. I had just a few thousand made, so they will be unique.
They were delivered to the house a few days ago, and the printer did a very nice job with them. They're A2 size ( 5.5'' x 4.25'').

They're multiple use, because they're blank on the inside, so they can be Thank You cards, Christmas or New Year's party invitations, or Happy Holiday cards. Versatile is good way to describe them, I think.

I also like blank cards so I can personalize them a bit with a "Happy Holidays!", Season's Greetings!", "Merry Christmas to our good friends ____", or "Happy New Year To _____!" You can have it say whatever you want without trying to think of something extra to write under an already printed saying. That's the trouble I have with cards anyway. Maybe you're more talented in this area.

Oh, and did I mention that the cards are 100% recycled? Yep. And the envelopes? Also 100% recycled. Try finding that in the big box store down the street.

I'll be shipping these priority mail, so they'll be at your home in no time. If you should be interested in buying some, the prices are as follows for the U.S. --
(edit-Sorry, had to raise shipping rates on some of these. I miscalculated.)

18 cards and envelopes for $17.95 + $5 shipping. ($22.95 total)

30 cards and envelopes for $24.95 + $8 shipping. ($32.95 total)

50 cards and envelopes for $38.95 + $8 shipping. ($46.95 total)

For Canada, the shipping is $9.
For my international friends outside of North America, the shipping is $18 dollars.

You can pay using the donate button on the sidebar (there is a section there at Paypal for you to leave info for me). If you have any questions, email me at

edit- Yes, I know there will be some peeps out there asking for Hanukkah cards ( and I have that one photo from last year), but I shot my budget on this one.