Featuring Comic Art, Playing Cards, and Lightsabers!
Good morning El Moochadores! We got some great stuff to share this morning starting with this Batman commission by professional artist, Jorge Molina Manzanero (aka: Zurdom on the Deviant Art). Check out a few more examples of Zurdom’s commission and cover art below. Also, prints of some of his work can be purchased through the Deviant Art link.
Firefly Playing Cards
All right, here’s something special for all you “Brown Shoes” out there. Or was, white coats? Brown belts…? Anyways, ThinkGeek is selling a pretty niffty set of Firefly playing cards. The deck was designed by Ben Mund and features 56 cards; 52 cards + 2 jokers + 2 gambling IOUs. I love that it comes with IOUs. Too bad they didn’t add a card with a list of excuses for why you can’t pay right now, and why breaking a limb would be a bad idea. The deck is selling for $9.99 and probably the right gift for the green hat in your life. Red shirts? eh.
Adaptive Saber Parts – Make your dream lightsaber a reality!
I think my dream lightsaber is the one that actually cuts through stuff and is dishwasher safe, but for the rest of you check out this cool Kickstarter from Phillip Isherwood. The goal is to produce adaptive saber parts that let you create your own lightsaber with working electronics. Here are the details:
With our initial release we will offer over a hundred unique metal parts in three different finishes putting millions of different design configurations at your fingertips, and every month we will release a new expansion set, making the possibilities endless.
In addition we will offer “plug and play” no solder electronics kits for upgrading your custom saber hilt to a dueling saber with a light up blade, or a fully functional hero level prop with lights, motion detection, and sound.
As of today the campaign has more than hit their goal, but you can still contribute and get some of the rewards being offered. Check out the video below for more details. Now, I’m going to go make “lightsaber noises” the rest of the day.