Posts Tagged ‘skoda’

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.

San Francisco MUNI TrolleyBus #7106 Goes On Its Final Run?

Friday, June 20th, 2008

First of all, why does San Francisco even have a 13th Street? That’s some bad juju right there. This road pictured below is “covered by the Central Skyway making it one of the darkest and ugliest streets in San Francisco.” 

And actually, we’ve got two entirely different 13th Streets in town - the proper one in the SOMA (illustrated below) plus that other one on Treasure Island. We’re just asking for trouble, aren’t we?

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Second of all, MUNI will probably get this 60-foot, articulated ETI Skoda 21Tr-SF TrolleyBus back on the road (eventually), but these Skodas seem to hitch a lot of rides on this ginourmous tow truck. Good thing that these bendy-left-and-right buses are also bendy up and down - it makes towing lots easier.   

MUNI fever – catch it!