A reader on twitter asked why my signature is different in my very early signed copies.
A few years into my career, I got sent to San Diego Comic-Con, and while there, I was asked to sign a t-shirt already covered with signatures. Cool, I thought, there are so many big names here.
“Who’s this?” I asked her, pointing to an autograph. “I can’t tell,” she confessed. “How about this one?” She still couldn’t. Most of them were illegible.
In the corner, however, were a whole bunch of cool, artistic autographs and shapes — artist signatures, designed to be cool and legible in their own.
I thought: people stand for hours to get your autograph, Stiefvater. Step up your signature game.
I designed a new signature and it’s been that way for most of my career now.
Have you ever loved a book series so much that had put it on your skin forever?
Because now I can say I have.
Inspired by The Raven Cycle by @maggie-stiefvater and done by Nik Johnson at Savage Tattoo!
that part in star wars where han shoots the communication link to get out of having to speak to someone over the phone is like honestly the most relatable thing i’ve ever seen
(Source: stripperignis, via mckitterick)
Finally back in the studio to work on some more cards for the Scorpio Sea tarot.
Virginia did a cloud thing as I worked on a Secret Project in the passenger seat yesterday evening.
What made you decide to make the wolves of mercy falls to take place in Minnesota?
I wanted to set it a place that already had an actual wild gray wolf population —the rule with fiction is always to lie as little as possible in order to get away with more without breaking the suspension of disbelief, and so I figured I’d slip my shape shifters in among the real wolves of Minnesota. Also, Shiver’s shapeshifting is temperature-sensitive, and Minnesota provides a good, dramatic background for that, with proper snow and all that jazz. And finally, I have relatives in Minnesota and have spent a good chunk of time there, so I felt ok tackling it as a setting without a lot of research, unlike Idaho. What’s in Idaho? I don’t know. Well, I know I sold my sexy Nissan to a dude there. So that’s all I know. There’s a lowered 370Z and a bunch of wolves there. Idaho.