That Day Boy’s Bits
I’ve been hard at work on my Valentines Day post for Jessewave’s coming up on Friday. I found this little gem whilst pissing away time on You Tube. Of course I’m now totally hooked and want more. Anyone know anything about starting up one of those grass-roots letter writing campaigns?
Anyway, I think the theme here fits in nicely as a pre-curser of things to come on Friday so I wanted to share. Plus it made me laugh, which as most of you already know, is about all it takes to win me over. Yep folks…I’m really that easy. : )
If you like this you should totally check out this guys website: http://www.derryproducts.com/ The voiceover track alone is worth a listen. Plus you’ll find other examples of his work. I think his name is Michael…but it doesn’t actually say on his bio. His cartooned-likeness is totally hot though. I think it’s turned me into a Toonie!?!
Without further ado…the very funny Troy…
You can find the You Tube Profile Page here: http://www.youtube.com/user/troytooner
I also found a Troy Comic’s Site and a Facebook Page!
I hope you can all stop by Wave’s on Friday!
As horribly cliché as it is, this made me laugh my ass off!!! So I naturally decided to share it with the rest of you.
Sigh…I am such a giver!!!
There are several others to be found on You Tube as part of the The Second City Network – some sort of a online sketch comedy thingy. I have yet to actually explore any of this further. Maybe some of y’all could school me. ; )
As my first official post under the That Day Boy’s Bits category, I wanted to do a little something special as my way of saying thank you to the person who spent countless hours corresponding with me through hundreds of e-mails, in order to make this beautiful new website and blog a reality…none other than the spectacularly talented Reese Dante!!
(Insert Applause Here)
In addition to her stunningly beautiful work on my website, Reese is also the Art Director for Silver Publishing and cover artist extraordinaire, whose work recently won her the 2010 Rainbow Award Cover Competition for Oracle. I think it’s safe to say, after the many months of working with her, I can also call her my friend – which is like totally way more important than all that other stuff. : )
My experience working with Reese was a dream. Always purposeful with regard to my time, she quite creatively took the best from all my ideas, and came up with a design that is uniquely me – allowing those who visit my online home greater insight into who I am, as an individual and an author.
So without further ado…here’s a little bit more about Reese…from Reese:
For as far back as I can remember, I’ve loved art. A self-taught artist, I was drawing from the moment I could pick up a crayon…well perhaps squiggling would be more accurate, but hey, we’ve all gotta start somewhere. As I matured, so did my technique. I spent hours studying every detail in photographs, playing with different tools and media until finally settling with pencil portrait sketches.
In lieu of studying art, I completed my degrees in management and marketing then joined the corporate world, finding myself nestled in a successful career. But something was still missing. I dabbled in graphic design work which seemed to slightly fill the void until Leiland approached me to design his first cover. That project unleashed a creative monster which had been dormant for entirely too long.
Today, I continue my corporate life during the day, but anxiously await the evenings when I’m able to feed the creative beast. Designing cover art and working with other talented artists is truly a blessing, and my only regret is not having started sooner.
People say, "Don’t judge a book by its cover", but we all do it. If the cover doesn’t spark an interest, we tend to assume the story will fall short as well. But if the cover grabs your attention, there’s a greater likelihood you’ll give it a shot. I design covers because I enjoy bringing a story to life in a picture.
Considering a cover design is one of the most important marketing tools an author can have to generate sales, it is imperative to capture the essence of the story, its mood, and characters in an eye-catching cover.
I hope you’ll all stop by her website and take a look at her portfolio.
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