newsweek/dailybeast: measles attacks

spot for newsweek about the rise of measles due to vaccination fears. thought nobody could make measles cute? think again.
ad: erich nagler

measles attacks: how vaccination skeptics gave new life to an old disease, by kent sepkowitz

illustration, information

4/20 giveaway contest

in one of the more blatant and obvious marketing moves of all time, i am giving away 4 copies of chronicle’s mary jane matching game in honor of 4/20. now, you probably have questions about how you can get your paws on this, so let’s do a little FAQ. happy weed day, and good luck!

q: dude, what is this mary jane matching game?
a: it’s a memory matching game just like the one you played as a kid, except this one features 36 pairs of weed themed illustrations by yours truly, and put out by chronicle books…they’re based in san francisco, of course.

q: do i really want a matching game?
a: of course you do. if you win, it’s free! all of your stoner friends will be jealous, some of your non-stoner friends too!

q: is this game even legal?
a: there are no hidden “extras” in the packaging, if that’s what you are asking.

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q: how do i enter?

a: like this post on facebook, RT this tweet, like/reblog this post on tumblr, or heck, you can even enter with g+! (note: google+ entry might get forgotten due to general disinterest in google+).

bonus: hilarious hashtags, dumb comments, and horrible puns will receive extra consideration.

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q: is the picture of the cat with laser beams coming out of its eyes, your cat?
a: of course!

q: i didn’t win. i’m destroyed inside. is there anything i can do to fill this void?
a: i am guessing that the fine people at chronicle would sell you one if you asked nicely, or gave them your credit card number, i mean, it IS available for purchase.


topps bunt

happy baseball opening day!

if you didn’t know, i love baseball (i even have a minor league name-doppelgänger, sadly he’s in the nationals’ farm system, but i still wish him well). so when i was approached by topps (yes, topps!) to create avatars for their new ipad app, i think we can comfortably say that i was shit giddy. bunt is a baseball companion app that merges old school card collecting and fantasy sports. collect and trade your favorite players and track them in real time. players’ points are based on stats throughout the season. slumping? dump him. streaking? go get that young star. or, if you’re a homer like me, just go with your favorite team.

the bunt team is already working on updates, enhancements, and more avatars for the app, so have at it and let me know what you think. issues? comments? glowing reviews? i know people, they’ll love to hear it all.

starting team bunt lineup:
michael bramlage (P), chris romero (CF), chris pacetti (SS), erich wood (C), ernesto santos (1B), alex eben meyer (3B).

> download topps bunt!