Thursday, March 29, 2007

More fab blog art!!!

I hope you're all as excited as I am about the fact that Main Street Plaza is going to be running a Mormon fiction series!!!

Robert Raleigh, who edited the anthology In Our Lovely Deseret: Mormon Fictions, will be directing the project, and he's picked a great story to start the ball rolling: "Love, Mormon Style," by Bob Bringhurst!!! This is one of my favorites from his anthology, as I mentioned in my review.

For fun, I was thinking that each story should have a graphic (hopefully to be used as a sidebar button -- still working with tech on this), and since "Love, Mormon Style" is clearly a reference to the old television comedy "Love, American Style," I couldn't help but want to do a riff on the "Love, American Style" logo for this one!!!

The problem of course was that I had no idea what the "Love, American Style" logo looks like since I've never seen the show (indeed I probably wouldn't have heard of it if my dad hadn't mentioned it a few times). But such a setback isn't a problem for long in our magical modern Internet era -- wikipedia to the rescue!!!

The Wikipedia entry provided the following graphic:

Which I "improved" as follows:


The plan is to get some other artists to do some of the graphics since my cartoony style doesn't necessarily match the tone of many of the stories and it's better if they don't all look alike. Meanwhile I haven't completed a single new illustration yet for Youth Conference, which is scheduled to begin April 17...

Dangit, there are too many exciting things going on in blogspace -- it's hard to keep track of it all, much less have a real-world life on the side... ;-)


Freckle Face Girl said...

I think the logo is fabulous. Putting CTR into the mix is a stroke of genius.

C. L. Hanson said...

Thanks Freckle Face Girl!!!

Hellmut said...

I agree with Freckle Face Girl. It is a clever design.

C. L. Hanson said...

Thanks Hellmut!!!

Anonymous said...

You don't remember Love American Style? I have clear memories of that being on in re-runs in the 70s and not being able to "get" any of it except the logo, which I think was used as an interlude between scenes.

Great logo, btw!

An Enlightened Fairy said...

LOVE the logo!! So cute!

C. L. Hanson said...

Thanks Sacred Sister!!!

Thanks John!!!

Nope, I have no memory of it whatsoever. I didn't even have one of those "Oh, yeah that..." moments when I found the logo on Wikipedia. I guess I probably watched it with you when I was really little, but as far as I recall I've never seen it.