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March 20, 2007

Comrades! Now Is The Time To Do Your Part For the Glorious Revolution!

This just in: Theo Black is awesome. Dig these mack daddy posters he made for my SFWA President run:

I swear that if I win, that last one is going to be my SFWA President business card. Yet another reason to vote for me.

Also, I swear to you that these popped into my e-mail at pretty much exactly the right time. For a number of various reasons, of which this whole SFWA president thing is one, I've been unspeakably stressed all day long (evidence of this: I'm up at 2:38 am and am not tired at all). These showed up, and I got a smile as wide as the Volga, and suddenly I felt ever so much better. Theo Black, you are my hero.

And so are you -- really, all of you who are sending along these posters and stuff. I don't want to make a big deal of it, but the fact is you folks doing this silly stuff is helping to keep my brain from jumping out of my skull and shoving itself into a kitchen appliance ("Will it Blend?" indeed). It's silly, it's stupid, it's dopey -- and right now it means the world to me. Thank you all kindly.

Posted by john at March 20, 2007 02:38 AM

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Chang, the real O.C. | March 20, 2007 06:38 AM

Wow! Those are something! Man! Sweet work, Black!

Mary Dell | March 20, 2007 06:52 AM

These are AWESOME.

A.R.Yngve | March 20, 2007 06:59 AM

Very nice posters!
But I can picture the SFWA hearings:

"Mr Scalzi: are you now, or have you ever been, a member of a Communist organization? No...? Then how do you explain these pictures?"

G. Jules | March 20, 2007 07:07 AM

I've seen enough of those "Will It Blend?" videos to guess that your brain would, indeed, blend. Possibly on a nice hot soup setting.

These posters are awesome. Do you realize that you probably have more macros than Limecat now?

Steve Buchheit | March 20, 2007 07:52 AM

Now someone needs to do the Che Scalzi poster. Ah, if I only didn't have to work 12 hour days.

Shoes for Scalzi!

John | March 20, 2007 07:54 AM

I LOVE the first one.

Steve Buchheit | March 20, 2007 07:59 AM

And then there could be the Uncle Sam/Scalzi, "I want YOU for SFWA."

And the Scalzi the Rivetor, or INDUSTRY Poster.

So many ideas, so little time.

Ray | March 20, 2007 08:23 AM

Can you please post a picture of your campaign headquarters?
And where can I get these posters? I want to place them on telephone poles, Subways, all up and down Mariahilfestrasse! First SWFA THEN THE UNIVERSE!

As for the new posters its funny that I am reading "The Communist Manifesto" by Karl Marx currently.

Shara Saunsaucie | March 20, 2007 08:48 AM

Oh, those are awesome! I'm fond of the last one too, especially with the black cat in the flag. Don't know what that's supposed to signify, but I love cats. ;)

Mary | March 20, 2007 09:34 AM

Shara, that's a cat -- and a strip of bacon.

Theo Black is made of awesome.

Stan | March 20, 2007 09:50 AM

All the posters are cool but Theo's are insanely awesome. I love the flag.

John, you have a good platform. I hope you win but even if you don't, you've probably shaken things up a bit at a good time.

Eugene | March 20, 2007 11:33 AM

Two out of three posters agree: you need a mustache to look more presidential. There might be a mustache in the first one as well, but I can't tell. I expect to be able to buy some of these as t-shirts in the near future!

John H | March 20, 2007 12:03 PM

Viva la Revolucion!

John H | March 20, 2007 12:05 PM

Those are insanely good...

Chang, the real O.C. | March 20, 2007 12:07 PM

Here's my quick and dirty Che Scalzi. I did it while fixing fax machine.

Blaine | March 20, 2007 12:22 PM

So when do we get to don the matching bacon and cat armbands to the flag of our beloved Scalzistan? We must join in solidarity behind our immortal and munificent leader. Let the world tremble before the mighty sound of thunder that will arise from our irresistible march into the future of humanity!

Mary Robinette Kowal | March 20, 2007 12:43 PM

Oh, brilliant! Brilliant! I am very impressed and amused.

Anne C. | March 20, 2007 12:50 PM

Wow. Those rock, Theo Black. You are nine kinds of awesome.

Patrick | March 20, 2007 12:54 PM

you folks doing this silly stuff is helping to keep my brain from jumping out of my skull and shoving itself into a kitchen appliance

I thought that's what the codeine-based cough syrup was for.

Scott Elyard | March 20, 2007 01:35 PM

Those rawk so hard that... that I regret starting this sentence!

That last one is, indeed, the finest thing on the internet at this hour.

Bob Devney | March 20, 2007 01:43 PM

That's obviously the official flag of the state of Catatonia.

Adam Rakunas | March 20, 2007 02:05 PM

Maybe it's just the coedine talking, but that third poster looks like Keanu Reeves at the helm of the good ship бекон кошек.

(Hope the Cyrillic comes through.

John H | March 20, 2007 02:34 PM

Adam: 'Bacon of the cats'

Adam Rakunas | March 20, 2007 03:00 PM

John H - Boy, but that sounds unappetizing.

Nick Stump | March 20, 2007 08:08 PM

This guy does some serious graphic work. Very nice.

Joyce Reynolds-Ward | March 20, 2007 09:34 PM

I lust. Seriously. After those gorgeous, gorgeous posters.


Then again, I loved the Red Star graphic novels...

Soni | March 20, 2007 10:22 PM

These are the graphics from which truly great cult t-shirts are spawned.

I'm just sayin...

Soni | March 20, 2007 10:23 PM

Now, if I could just get that Gilligan's Island theme song to quit running around in my head...

dawncawley | March 21, 2007 01:32 AM

My vote is definitely for the third flag, though all are very nice :) Brilliantly done!

mythago | March 21, 2007 12:23 PM

Crickey. *I* want to run for president of SFWA now just so I can get a cool Black poster!

Jo Walton | March 21, 2007 02:22 PM

You could fund SFWA by selling those as t-shirts in cons.

mensley | March 22, 2007 12:35 AM


Theo Black is not a True Believer! The bacon is not affixed to the cat in any way, thus demonstrating the lack of True Understanding.

Resist, I say, resist!

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