Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Snowy Days, Podcasts and Watercolors

Note: This is the LAST CALL for the Memory Dragon game! I’m going to close down the shop late tomorrow or early Friday and start putting together the orders so that I can get them out in time for Christmas. So if you were hoping to nab a copy you can still CLICK HERE TO ORDER.

And now back to our regularly scheduled blog post:

The Hatke Family has been snowed in to our little farmhouse since Sunday. The girls have enjoyed days of snowmen and sledding and snowball fights (and hot chocolate and movies). I’ve enjoyed those things too, and I’ve also taken the opportunity to catch up on some freelance work and commissions. Here are some ink-and-watercolor seed packet designs I worked on for a friend:

And here is a Christmas card design another friend commissioned. This one was fun to put together:

Finally, yesterday I had the opportunity to have a fun Skype conversation with the fantastic Jerzy Drozd for his Comics Are Great podcast. We talked about writing heroes, depicting the guileless good guy, the recent Superman movie and much more. Here’s a link to the show:

COMICS ARE GREAT EPISODE 92.

6 comments:

Matthew Green said...

Beautiful work! I love the Christmas tree!

anna said...

Bellissimo, un albero pieno di vita!

anna said...

Scusa Ben, oggi cerco di acquistare Memory Dragon game, spero di essere ancora in tempo!
Buona giornata a voi tutti!

Ben Hatke said...

Grazie, Anna! Si, quest'albero e pieno di vita come la casa nostra.

C'è ancora tempo per ottenere un Memory Dragon game. Farò uno per te. Mandatemi un email?

Gaelen Mibeck said...

Your seed packet designs remind me of the cover of the Squirrel Nut Zippers' album Perennial Favorites:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/515V9TN6ZYL.jpg

I don't suppose you are a fan, are you?

Ben Hatke said...

Gaelen I know of Squirrel Nut Zippers!

These were mostly from photos and a little inspiration from the garden flowers stamps prints I saw on the wall at the post office.