Posts Tagged ‘novel’

Make $20: Get Your Personal Mission District Anecdote Illustrated as a Comic

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

It’s on the craigslist, so it must be legit:

“Skoda Man Press Seeking Stories for Comic Book Guide to the Mission. San Francisco, February 24, 2010 — Skoda Man Press, an independent publishing company, is developing a comic book travel guide to San Francisco’s Mission District, and is currently seeking anecdotes about the Mission.

“We are looking at a wide range of stories that capture the spirit of the Mission,” said Skoda Man editor Lauren Davis. “We want to see everything from that epic night out to slice-of-life vignettes about the neighborhood.  We’re looking for tales of great food, lazy days in the park, and strange encounters with eccentric people. We want people who live in and visit the Mission to be able to open the book and recognize their friends and neighbors.”

Sweet. It’ll be like that time Kramer sold his anecdotes to J Peterman for $750 (except that less money is involved).

Remember dooring that cyclist with your Mercedes S67 after parking in front of Farina? (Good times.) Throw in your account of ducking from automatic gunfire and that’s a graphic novelette right there:

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“The editors will choose 20 anecdotes, and then contract with Bay Area sequential artists to create comic versions of the stories. The final book will provide a unique view of the Mission, seen through the eyes of various residents, visitors, and artists.

“Authors of the selected entries will receive $20 and a story credit, plus the opportunity to see their story brought to comic life. Writers should submit their detailed anecdotes to skodamanpress@gmail.com by March 20th.

“Skoda Man Press is a San Francisco-based, independent publisher. The comic book guide to the Mission will be its first published title.”

See you in the funny pages.

Maltese Falcon Movie Iconography on the Streets of San Francisco

Friday, February 20th, 2009

This is what you can see on the streets of San Francisco in the greater Tenderloin, Union Square, Nob Hill, Chinatown area – window graphics like that seen in the Maltese Falcon movie of 1941. (By the way, did you know that Google Search actually places Tom Perkins’ embarrassingly, ridiculously large boat above the damn novel it’s named for? Which is better, the film or the vessel? Which cost more to produce? Sic transit gloria mundi, that’s some amazing Search Engine Optimization right there, brother.)

Was this a residence of writer Dashiell Hammett, or perhaps an apartment featured in the famous novel? Sign up for the Dashiell Hammett Tour to find out.  

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