This drawing of Frank and his Friend I did for my other half. Happy Birthday K.
Monday, January 09, 2012
This is the Gadabout time machine poster (TM 1050 SI model) that we used at the Comic-Con to advertise the Gadabout TM 1050 time machine user's manual. We had quite a few people interested in purchasing the poster, for those that are still interested here is the link to the now available poster.
This is the Gadabout TM 1050 book that we (curioandco.com) presented at the Comic Con 2011. A time machine user's manual, specifically the Gadabout model manufactured by Coworth-Hooper in 2350 but printed in 1953 (they must've gone back in time for printing, we assume it was cheaper).
The book is an actual user's manual, the only thing that is missing is the time machine. It has a humorous take on time travel in the future the model in Gadabout model is a tipical house hold product. You forgot to buy butter for that special dinner that you are cooking? just jump in the Gadabout and to take care of the little things that slipped your mind. In 2350 mid century design is really popular, as it's visible by the manual. It really was lots of fun to do the research, illustrations and design. The book is 96 pages, of how to, illustrations, and trouble shooting. We even talked to a physicists to make sure that it could actually work, and at the time of publication it gadabout used the contemporary time travel theories. Oh I almost forgot... it's full of hidden jokes and riddles based on time travel books, films, location...
Here are some sample pages
The card above is our holiday card that we (curio and co.) sent out this last season. With the "in character" description of the card. As alway it's my work.
Frank and His Friend Christmas Card, 1979
4.125 x 5.25 in. (10.5 x 14.8 cm)
In 1979 Clarence ‘Otis’ Dooley, creator of Frank and His Friend, produced this holiday card to send to friends and family. This card comes from the collection of Melvin Goodge, and was specifically sent to Goodge to thank him for helping Otis get in contact with Ringer Paparback Publishing, for the production of Time for Frank and His Friend.
Why am I posting it now? Well... better late then ever! 2011 was a really busy year. We published a new book the Gadabout TM 1050 a user's manual for a time machine, we made collectable pins for Spaceman Jax and the Galactic Adventures, there will be new character entering the Spaceman Jax family Star Cowboy (I finished the design over the holiday), and there is also an other project that is in development that is along a Sergio Bonelli Editori comic book, but that is all I will say about this last one for now. And of course... we are working on a new book of Frank and his Friend Time for Frank and his Friend which will be published early this year.
So at this point all I can do say... is I hope you had a good holiday season and wish you all a prosperous 2012.