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Topic: Cowboy Cassette Calendar for Dad's B'day  (Read 9636 times)
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« on: August 15, 2007 07:48:16 AM »

I decided that I'd make my Dad a gift this year based on something that I love making, ATC's, but make them in a far more practical form for my Dad's birthday in October. There's nothing more practical than a calendar, especially one which runs from birthday to birthday rather than Jan - December! Cheesy

He likes westerns so I decided to go with that theme. The backgrounds are watercolour paint in brown to look old and parchmenty, with added 'gunshot blood'. I collaged over with printed calendars and cut up an old copy of a Lone Star Annual. I tried to use images and speech bubbles as appropriate (or funny) as I could, and also follow vague bits of story. With a random kangaroo thrown in for good measure! Cheesy

All boxed up and cassette looking...


The whole group of cards...


1st group...

October: And so...That's too bad, because I aim to stay here for a week at least (Dad visits me for a week in October)
November: Okay Mike. Give him a drink. (my bloke's name is Mike)
December: Later: ha, ha! Ha, ha!
January: And much later still... ...and Bob falls to the floor...
February: Meanwhile...as a stranger rides into town:

2nd group...

March: One...Two...Three!
April: (Poster) Wanted dead or alive Ned Kelly 5,000
May: Cripes!...That kanga's in a tearing hurry...better investigate!
June: Seems as if Ned's given me the slip again...
July: make it a double. Sorry, mister, I can't serve you.
August: You'd better have your drink and move on. We don't like strangers in this town.

Last group...

September: ...and so... Drop those guns Hobey! ...you're under arrest! ... YIIEEE!!
October: Later: It's way past your bedtime, smallfry! ...Finish your lemonade and hop it! ...
November: Drop that stuff and come out with yours hands up.
December: Look, stranger, I'm offering you a quicker way out of town. Drink up and move on. Ho! Ho! Ho! The End

Think he'll like it?
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2007 07:54:50 AM »

Heck yes he'll like it! That is so awesome, it's not even funny! The "blood" is really...uhh, real looking, and you did a great job on the watercolors too, Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2007 07:55:53 AM »

I reckon' yer ol' man'll love it.

I have not seen this style of calendar in a long time. I had a mini cd case version with Roy Lichtenstein images that I bought at an art gallery maybe fifteen years ago. I used it as an inspiration piece to make cd case calendars for friends.

I especially like the use of comic-style panels in your work. It lends a sense of serialization, and thereby continuity, that, while appropriate to them, is rarely seen in calendars.

Good Work.
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2007 08:01:36 AM »

Wow, that's amazing! Great idea and even greater job!
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2007 08:17:41 AM »

It's fantastic, as always! It's always difficult to find ideas for male gifts!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2007 08:55:28 AM »

This is lovely.
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2007 09:36:16 AM »

Thank you so much for the kind words everyone, I feel like I'm definitely I'm on the right lines with this gift now!

I fixed a couple of the pictures so they come through now.

I especially like the use of comic-style panels in your work. It lends a sense of serialization, and thereby continuity, that, while appropriate to them, is rarely seen in calendars.

Thanks! They're my favourite part too, I just wish there had been some more appropriate ones in the comic. I had about 5 'suddenly's that I couldn't use! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2007 10:02:05 AM »

That's so cool, phizzy! I'll bet your Dad will love it.

When you get a chance, can you type out the words so we old people can read them? (Or at least tell us what the kangeroo is saying!  Cheesy)
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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2007 10:07:55 AM »

I'll see what I can do you you Grandma! Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2007 10:11:32 AM »

You're just too good Phizzy!!
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