Another great reason to visit us at Wondercon booth #735 this weekend at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, we’ll have these Breast Exam Ever mini-posters and more for sale! The show runs April 1-3 and will feature dizzying amounts of geekiness (and that’s not just from us).
Archive for March, 2011
Cherry blossoms are a-bloomin’ down in DC, and they are so lovely! Three thousand of these trees were a gift from the city of Tokyo to Washington DC to celebrate the friendship between the United States and Japan. This year the blossoms seem especially beautiful as we think about Japan’s bravery in the face of its current hardship. The cherry blossom festival is especially cool in that it celebrates blooming trees — an event so ephemeral and unpredictable that it could happen any week, any time. If you’re gonna try to go down there, take the metro and walk, traffic is a beast. Check the cherry blossom webcam to take a peek as they peak! And don’t forget that I Heart Guts will be selling happy plush organs at the Sakura Matsuri street festival on April 9. This year, the theme of the festival, put on by the Japan-America Society of Washington, is Stand with Japan.
Working on hangtag artwork for the new plushie thyroid — which illustration do you prefer for the cover? Marathon Thyroid, or Disco Thyroid?
There’s not much we can add to the terrible events Japan has endured during and following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that literally rocked the planet (seriously folks, my husband is a geologist and that’s how big a 9.0 earthquake is — the earth’s axis shifted for pete’s sake. Japan’s coastline moved 8 feet. It was a BIG quake.). Of course we wanted to give back, thankfully Q Pop, a shop we love in Los Angeles, held a benefit featuring all kinds of cool art and stuff for sale to help raise money for local hospitals near Sendai, Japan, where the earthquake hit hardest. We donated a ton of guts to show how much we heart Japan, and not all of it sold at the actual event, so you’ll soon — not posted yet — be able to buy some guts online and have all the money sent to help Japan in its time of need. Obviously, we feel our company owes a huge debt to Japan, whose kawaii-style illustrations have inspired us to put happy faces on super-simplified internal organs in the first place. We have no doubt the Japanese will find the resources and intestinal fortitude to pull through this impossibly difficult time.
Put your mind on the rocks with these fabulous Brain Freeze ice cub trays by Fred & Friends. I would have liked to see the product testing on these — how do they get the brain cubes to float lobe side up?
Can’t stop loving this incredible lasercut valentine by Owl Shadow Puppets. Beautiful and hilarious and perhaps a little too real for folks of our generation.
I have always secretly wanted to draw a happy tampon, and I finally got my wish when Brazilian teen mag Capricho approached us about translating our Good Ol’ Menstrual Cycle poster into Portuguese, and doing some additional illustrations to go with it. If you can read Portuguese, you can tell me if the humor actually translated.