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July Update (Happy birthday to me!)

July Update

Hello web denizens,
Some of you have already heard I am officially invited to Shore Leave.  Saturday at 11 am I will be giving an hour long version of my crash course on anatomy.  You can also catch me in the art show and if you do stop by, make sure you track me down because that Saturday is my birthday.

At RavenCon I rolled out some some new prints.  They are extremely limited in the print run.  There are only 5 in the series.  These three striking prints can be purchased as a set or individually.  It is $20 each or $50 for all three, as a set.  I will get them online so you can see them for your self.

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.

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***

Shore Leave 29 July 13-15, 2007, Hunt Valley, MD (http://www.shore-leave.com/) I have an official invitation to this con now.  There you will see, Paul McGillion of Stargate Atlantis, Nichelle Nichols of the original Star Trek Series (That’s right, Lt. Uhura), Aaron Douglas of the new Battlestar Galactica and Dean Haglund of The X Files and Lone Gunmen are just some of the guests.

Capclave 2007 October 12-14, 2007 Rockville, MD (http://www.capclave.org) announces Jeffrey Ford as Author Guest of Honor and Ellen Datlow as Editor Guest of Honor.  Some of my work will be appearing this month for this con.  I will let you know when it is avalile.

PHILCON 2007 November 16-18, 2007 (http://www.philcon.org) Look for Eric Flint as the Principal Speaker and Sue Dawe as the plucky Artist Guest of Honor.  I hope to have my art class for this con, as well as be in the art show.

Genericon XXI (http://genericon.union.rpi.edu/) Dates and guests will be announced.

RavenCon 2008 April 25-27, 2008 Richmond, VA (http://ravencon.com) Writer C.S. Friedman is the Guest of Honor, Stephen Hickman as the artist guest of honor and for the fan guest of honor, Filthy Pierre.

Balticon 42 May , 2008 Hunt Valley, MD (http://www.balticon.org): This con is proud to announce Connie Willis as the Guest of honor.

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

Speaking of fanzines, my work also appears in Drink Tank, a fanzine by the talented Christopher J. Garcia and can be seen here: http://efanzines.com/DrinkTank/DrinkTank38.pdf

Also, The Caw, a fanzine created durring RavenCon this year has a few sketches here: http://www.ravencon.com/downloads/TheCawWeb.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.

 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.
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!

For all my prints and the books Mazes and Mens Rea are also available, email me for details or pay with paypal right off my webpage. (Just write in what you want and I will handle the rest.)