John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
John "The Gneech" Robey

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Hmm ... Conbooks...

I love doing art for conbooks, for reasons both artistic and mercenary. Artistic, because it's fun to stretch my artistic muscles that I don't usually get to with the strip. The Tiff Skibunny pic, for instance, is some of my best work yet. Mercenary, because it's like getting free advertising. ;)

Having said that, I'm pretty stumped for ideas for conbook images for Midwest Furfest and Further Confusion both.

The theme for MFF is "Around the World in 80 Days" ... which offers a lot of leeway, granted. I mean I've only got the whole world to choose from. I had the vague idea of doing something with Drezzer and Leona in Paris, but I'm not sure the idea is worth carving out the time in the next three weeks to do the pic.

The theme for FC, on the other hand, is "Furries of the Nile." Which means the conbook is going to be pictures of Anubis, Anubis, Anubis, Anubis, Anubis, and Anubis, with a few more pictures of Anubis just for variety. What is it with furries and Anubis?

Gah. I'd better cut that rant short, or I'll be at it all day.

I imagine a few folks will probably draw cheesecake images of Bast, and maybe the more outré types will draw Sobek, Set, or Hathor just to be different. But the thing of it is, it's all been done before. Doing furries on the Nile is like doing a video game dungeon set in a pyramid ... what the heck can you do that hasn't been done a hundred times at least?


Hold on ... suddenly I have a thought! Heeheehee! Okay, that might work. It's obscure at best, but it would certainly be something never done in furry art before. :) But it's going to take research.

Gah. I hate research. :P Particularly for a project that's likely to make most of the people who see it go "Uuuuuh ... okay. I don't get it." Oy, the things I do for my own amusement.

I'm seriously wondering, now, who (if anybody) would get it. Is it worth the sheer amount of work it would be, just for me to chuckle quietly to myself? I'll have to ponder it.

Meanwhile, if anybody has suggestions for SJ characters on the "Around the World in 80 Days" or "Furries of the Nile" themes, I'd love to hear 'em!

-The Gneech

I will not rant about furries and Anubis. I will not rant about furries and Anubis. I will not rant about @#&%! furries and @#&%!!! Anubis!!!
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