The last time we moved, we took the opportunity to frame and hang some great artwork from colleague Joen Asmussen. After our second move, we felt it was time to further decorate the office by framing our very small collection of signed comic book art.
First up is a promotional poster for The Transformers: Windblade, featuring Windblade herself, and signed by author Mairghread Scott.
And last, but certainly not least (hey, I said it was a very small collection), the entire sixth issue of Star Wars: Crimson Empire, featuring Kir Kanos and Carnor Jax, and signed by author (and founder of Dark Horse Comics) Mike Richardson.
I’m glad to finally have these protected and hung as they should be. I’m not sure if they’re worth any money, but they’re worth plenty of nostalgia to me just hanging here on my walls.
Lady of the Found Objects, by Christine Wiseman at the Sam Maloof House in Rancho Cucamonga, California.
A very long time ago, prior to us both working at Automattic, Joen Asmussen sent me a gorgeous print of one of his works as a “thank you” for help on an amazing project which unfortunately never saw public release. A few years later, he graciously requested to I add a nostalgic touch to my office with a second. Both sadly sat in tubes for an unjustified amount of time, but the wait is over! Now that we have completed our move, these pieces from Joen were the first to be hung.
Finale #1 is (for lack of a better word) part of an interactive art project that Joen did in May of 2007.
I Want to Believe is, of course, a recreation of the iconic X-Files poster. Just as it once graced the wall of Fox Mulder’s office, it is now the centerpiece of my office.
Folks who cannot figure out the nostalgic reference on sight need not remain in my office.