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Autographed Print of MARY’S ANGELS

The day the group cover pose went up on the internet, I started getting comments and emails asking where people could buy a print of this amazing piece of…art!

And I am HAPPY TO OBLIGE! Thanks once again to photographer Al Bogdan, I am in possession of one of only two existing high-quality AUTOGRAPHED 16×16 prints of that amazing pose. That’s right, this print is signed by Al as the photographer, as well as myself, John Scalzi, Patrick Rothfuss, Charles Stross, and Mary Robinette Kowal.

This auction will run for the next ten days, and the proceeds will be donated to the Aicardi Syndrome Foundation.

The other print went home with Mister Rothfuss, who will be offering it as part of his Worldbuilders charity. I’ll link to that as soon as it gets listed, but WHY WAIT? You know you want this gorgeous print hanging in your living room, your bathroom, or maybe on your bedroom ceiling. We won’t judge you!

Go! Bid! Do it now! Do it for the children! Do it for Pat’s awesomely crossed legs and duckface pout. Do it for Charlie’s amazing sunglasses! Do it because if you don’t, you’ll make us all very sad.

Mirrored from Jim C. Hines.


( 16 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 21st, 2013 04:21 pm (UTC)
I decided to go to Confusion after hearing you'd be showing this picture at a panel. Humor is the subversive's best tool and you used it to maximum advantage.

I was the drunken fool who bellowed "goblin army" after my wife introduced herself to you.
Jan. 21st, 2013 04:24 pm (UTC)
Yes! That was good :-)

So why didn't you come say hi and tell me who you were on LJ???
Jan. 21st, 2013 04:32 pm (UTC)
Because I might have had to admit I still haven't read any of your books. Got Legend of Jig on order, though. ;)
Jan. 21st, 2013 04:38 pm (UTC)
Don't even worry about that! Yeah, I love it when people read my books, but a whole lot more people don't, even some of my very close friends. Who cares! I promise not to smite you.

Jan. 21st, 2013 05:55 pm (UTC)
I love this picture :-) If you could just arrange for me to get a book deal before the auction is over, I will outbid them all.
Jan. 21st, 2013 06:13 pm (UTC)
I'll see what I can do!
Jan. 22nd, 2013 12:46 am (UTC)
Much appreciated. I've made it easy for you by having three different novels out on submission :-)
Jan. 21st, 2013 07:53 pm (UTC)
Have you had your daily dose of irony?
I love the picture and the whole series of poses. It's so easy to look right past this stuff until you realize how ridiculous it is.

I assume you've seen the article on BBC News? I've seen a couple links to it in other discussions of this picture, and I think it's great the BBC is drawing attention to the issue, but I've yet to see anyone comment on the irony of the headline. They're not "sexist" book covers. They're sexist. The quote marks make a difference, which I would expect the BBC to know.
Jan. 21st, 2013 09:20 pm (UTC)
Re: Have you had your daily dose of irony?
I have seen it. While the quotes bug me, I'm told it's part of the BBC's style to try to be objective. They're not going to say something is or isn't sexist, and want to make it clear that's the opinion of the subjects in the article. The fact that they do this throughout the site makes me feel a bit better about it.

And honestly, having done interviews before and seen how much can get misreported, if that's the worst thing in the article then I think I got pretty darn lucky :-)
Jan. 23rd, 2013 02:17 am (UTC)
Re: Have you had your daily dose of irony?
Huh, hadn't thought about it like that. I'm just so tired of hearing people say "sexist" in the condescending tone that I guess I've developed a knee-jerk reaction to things that look similar. I gotta watch that.

And yeah, if a pair of quote marks are the worst part of the article, I'd count that a win.
Jan. 23rd, 2013 02:22 am (UTC)
Re: Have you had your daily dose of irony?
Oh, I took it the exact same way when I first saw it. Someone else had to explain to me that this was standard practice for the BBC.
Jan. 22nd, 2013 01:27 am (UTC)
Love it love it love it.

Can't stand some of the commentary on the web about it, but really love it. I suppose some people just don't get the humor ... or haven't seen the history of your wonderful progression to this point.

I feel so hipster right now ... "I loved Jim Hines' and Scalzi's skewering of covers before it was cool." :D
Jan. 22nd, 2013 01:30 am (UTC)
I think my favorite, which was relayed to me second-hand, is how I totally ripped off the Hawkeye Initiative. Which launched at the beginning of December last year :-)
Jan. 22nd, 2013 01:32 am (UTC)
I've LOVED some of the Hawkeye Initiative stuff. It's really fun.

But yo, dude, you were first.

Hugs to you. Also, I remember you actually HURTING yourself for some of those poses, so, y'know ... (also stop hurting yourself).... you went through more pain for your art. :D
Jan. 24th, 2013 03:30 am (UTC)
Wow. It looks almost Sistine Chapel-ish here. Kudos!

(Are you offering it as a fresco?)
Jan. 24th, 2013 01:00 pm (UTC)
I wonder how much people would bid for a fresco version!
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