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February Update: I only love you as a Friend

February Update Hello web denizens, Genericon was a blast as always and I bid the new people on this list a friendly welcome. I was invited to attend Katsucon in the middle of February, which will be a fun chance to check out this con. You can find me in Artist’s Alley. I started a new shop on printfection.com all about politics. If you want to thumb your nose at the man, this is a great way to do it. Check it out at http://www.printfection.com/getpolitical To save you some money, from now until February 14th Printfection.com is giving $10 on orders $50 or more by using promo code VDAY2007. If that wasn’t enough, Cafepress is having free shipping on orders $50 or more. Use code VDAYSHIP. Both end on February 14th, best not get those two confused. To push forward a more serious presence on the web you can find a more complete portfolio at http://www.portfolios.com/jandrewworld. Also, I have been moonlighting as a graphic designer and to see the portfolio for that, check out: http://www.creativehotlist.com/jworld . The website is still in the works, but I have more on that below. November found me designing shirts for a fund raiser for Oasis Christian Center. If you’re interested in buying a shirt and helping out the center, contact John Colonnello at jcolonnello@si.rr.com. This October I had a big freelance job. At the 2007 RavenCon, Balticon, and Capclave, there will be a Worldcon bid party for 1984. For those of you who don’t know, different clubs bid for Worldcon to come to their city. Then members of the WSFS (World Science Fiction Society) can vote to where the con will be held. Washington Science Fiction Association is putting in a joke bid for 1984: A Brave New Worldcon, making reference to the novels Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. You can find the tee shirts I designed for them here: http://www.printfection.com/1984 Speaking of conventions and tee shirts, I have designed the Retro-RavenCon tee-shirts. Designed to look like they were made in the seventies. Check out the shop: http://www.printfection.com/ravencon The talented Ross Nover is teaching me things and I will be working with him to build the page. If you want to see more of Ross Nover’s work, he has two, count ‘em, two webcomics he is involved with. Check them out here: http://www.notquitewrong.com/ and http://www.rocketsrockout.com/ Speaking of exciting news, I was nominated for a 2006 N3F (National Fantasy Fan Federation also known as a Neffy) award for best Fan Artist. Nominees are: Lynn Masamitsu, Marc Schirmeister, Steve Stiles, J Andrew World, and Hugo award winner Frank Wu. They announced the winner at Dragon*Con in Atlanta in September, but I still don’t know who won! I’ll let you know when I do. Attending conventions is not cheap and although I am often a guest, I still have travel and accommodations expenses to contend with. So that means I have to scrimp and save. That means I need you to buy swag or even make the odd donation at my paypal account. If you donate $10, I will send you an autographed print; a $25 donation will land you an original sketch; and $50, a black and white piece. Also, don't forget to visit my webstore. ***IN PRINT*** As I announced sometime back, I have been taking classes at a local college. Recently the House is looking at a bill that will hinder artists rights. I was asked to write an editorial on the Orphan Works Act and it is appearing in The Red and Black, the school newspaper. I also hope to take this editorial to other homes in print this year. A small volume of short stories called Mazes by Michail Velichansky is out. Velichansky is a talented young writer whom I know you will hear more about in the future. I did the cover for this great collection of stories! If you would like a copy of this book, please send me $5 with $2 shipping & handling. If you would like a copy of the James R. Stratton book, Mens Rea, please send me $5 with $2 shipping & handling. Mens Rea is a collection of short stories. My favorite stories are "Meatbag" and "Damn Near Dead." ***IN PERSON*** Katsucon 13, February 16 - 18, 2007 Washington DC (http://www.katsucon.org): Attending will be PEELANDER-Z, Greg Ayres, Steve Bennett, Richard Ian Cox, Robert and Emily DeJesus, Jan Frazier, Patricia F. LeDoux, Mike McFarland, Fred Perry, Monica Rial, Mike Sinterniklaas, Toshifumi Yoshida and the Washington Webtoonists. I have never been to this con before, and I will be found in Artists alley. Ravencon 2007 April 20-22nd, 2007 Richmond, VA (http://www.ravencon.com): Writer guest of honor: Robert J. Sawyer, Artist guest of honor: Steve Stiles, and Fan guest of honor: Wombat (Jan Howard Finder). This will be the second one and it was an absolute blast last year! Balticon 41 May 25-28th, 2007 Hunt Valley, VA (http://www.balticon.org): Geusts of honor include Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle and artist guest of honor Joe Bergeron. . Are you running a con? Need an artist as a guest? Contact me and I will be happy to help make your convention a success. Plus, I will list you in this section every month up to the date of your con. ***ONLINE*** http://www.portfolios.com/jandrewworld http://www.creativehotlist.com/jworld http://www.jandrewworld.com Version 2.0 will be coming out soon. Look for news on that. http://www.nthzine.com has the cover of Issue 9 on the web page. You can find it by going to the art section and, from there, going to the cover gallery. Also, Mike Pederson, publisher of Nth Degree, has started an ezine called (here is a shocker) Nthzine. The first issue is online and guess what? It's free! You can check it out here: http://nthzine.com/NthZine/nthzine001.pdf http://www.livejournal.com/users/jandrewworld Find out what's happening, as it happens, and read con reviews. http://sfrevu.com/Review_id.php?id=2927 is a review I wrote for the book Men of Tomorrow. http://www.sfrevu.com/Review-id.php?id=2958 is my review for Howl's Moving Castle. Check out Ravencon's Logo at either http://www.ravencon.com or http://www.ravencon.org. ***IN FILM*** I am currently writing and producing a documentary on webcomics. I will also be doing the graphics and probably some art as well. A website and comic is also in the works for this project. I will let you know about this more as the project develops. If you are interesting in hearing about news for the film you can join the group here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/webcomicsdocumentary/ Coming soon: How you can become an executive producer! ***MERCH*** New political Tee Shirts at http://www.printfection.com/getpolitical November found me designing shirts for a fund raiser for Oasis Christian Center. If you’re interested in buying a shirt and helping out the center, contact John Colonnello at jcolonnello@si.rr.com. Check out my new shirts! 1984: A Brave New Worldcon: http://www.printfection.com/1984 Vintage RavenCon: http://www.printfection.com/ravencon Make sure you visit my café press shops: http://www.cafeshops.com/jandrewworld, my official web store. http://www.cafeshops.com/nthdegree9cover: for the cover of Nth Degree 9, now available to wear! http://www.cafeshops.com/jawfrankenstein: the classic image of Frankenstein, now available to wear! http://www.cafeshops.com/jawspacegirl: complete line of clothes featuring the Space Girl image. http://www.cafeshops.com/shadowcatcher: to fill out your wardrobe, check it out! http://www.cafeshops.com/fishstickgirl: for fans of DaVinci's Notebook. Get your unofficial, yet authorized, swag today! Shadowcatcher prints and the books Mazes and Mens Rea are also available, email me for details.