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30 November 2007 @ 10:17 am
At Long Last!  

Too Cool to Be Forgotten

Here's the awesome cover cooked up by Matt Kindt! I'm very excited about it. We explored some other ideas, including a year-book themed cover, but I'm really happy with our final choice. Of course, I hope we don't get sued by the cigarette company, but wih the way things are going for them it's more likely that I would walk away with a huge settlement. 
Anyway, look for it this summer, knock wood!

Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: "The Old Songs" by Joe Jackson
muskrat_johnmuskrat_john on November 30th, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC)
That's amazing.

I was pro-Yearbook cover, but seeing this, I'm glad my vote counted as much as an Al Gore one in Florida...
From the desk of Mattyoungmattyoung on November 30th, 2007 03:58 pm (UTC)
Damn! That's an incredible cover. I think it really trumps any yearbook ideas. I really like it.

Although I wonder my strong response is simply the result of years and years of covert marketing at my age group now being redirected to a better-for-me product.(?) Hmmm... using the evil power of brand recognition for your own gain? Excellent!
mikedawsoncomic on November 30th, 2007 03:59 pm (UTC)
Nice! This looks great.

I think you have a point about how you could probably win some money in a settlement. I think you could easily argue that the cigarette companies made you make an homage to their products, with all their relentless pushing and targeting impressionable teenagers.

muskrat_johnmuskrat_john on November 30th, 2007 04:29 pm (UTC)
Yes! Their ads are addictive!
marcosperezmarcosperez on November 30th, 2007 05:27 pm (UTC)

It's about time there were menthol flavored comics.

I think as long as you give away free cigarettes with purchase to kids under 14 you won't get sued.
dadiceguydadiceguy on November 30th, 2007 06:32 pm (UTC)
Very cool.
Troy Swain: Black Box Miasmauberdionysus on November 30th, 2007 07:53 pm (UTC)
Oh damn, that's cool.
aaronfgaaronfg on December 1st, 2007 05:19 pm (UTC)

Matt Kindt is awesome.
tony_consigliotony_consiglio on December 1st, 2007 08:35 pm (UTC)
Your fabulous book cover reminds me of my aunt who died of cancer. Good times!
Chris Radtkeradtke327 on December 2nd, 2007 03:54 am (UTC)

When I was a kid, my parents had a friend who was a KOOL delivery guy. He supplied delis, vending machines and bus terminals with cartons of KOOLS. He also had tons of cool KOOL shwag to give out...so when I was young I had lots of KOOL caps, drink cozies and t-shirts. His wife smoked KOOLS and died in her 50's from lung cancer. He doesn't drive the KOOL truck any more. HE married a much younger second wife who doesn't smoke.

Amazing cover. Matt Kindt is fucking awesome.
Reid Harris Cooperlordrexfear on December 3rd, 2007 06:04 am (UTC)
I'd buy that!