ElfQuest Fan Art

Elfquest => Art and Elfquest => Topic started by: Foxeye on January 09, 2012, 06:09:35 PM

Title: 2012, 2013 & 2014 Pin-Up Planner for Sale
Post by: Foxeye on January 09, 2012, 06:09:35 PM
NOTE: I have not yet received my proof copy. Since this planner is not cheap I recommend to all but the most impatient that they wait until they hear from me that it came out OK! - Got mine! Scroll down for post with pictures. It looks good :D


It's here!  Even at-cost it is not cheap, but it's here! You can now purchase the 2012 Fan Art Calendar at Lulu.com:


Buy the 2012 ElfQuest Fan Art Planner (http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/2012-elfquest-fan-art-calendar-%28revised%29/12601133)

Buy the 2013 ElfQuest Fan Art Planner (http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/2013-elfquest-fan-art-calendar/12488990)

Buy the 2014 ElfQuest Fan Art Planner (http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/2014-elfquest-fan-art-calendar/12793460)

 :grouphug
Title: Re: 2012 Pin-Up Planner for Sale
Post by: Treefox on January 09, 2012, 11:37:38 PM
 :jam Yeah, you did it! Woooo!
I am so torn whether I should get one right away or not....
It's not cheap, but definitely within the range in that I thought it would be. Hopefully I can get myself to wait for your word on the quality.
Especially as I am planning to order not just for myself but also for a couple of friends who are absolutely taken with the great art in the calendar.

 
Title: Re: 2012 Pin-Up Planner for Sale
Post by: branchscamper on January 10, 2012, 09:32:04 AM
This is so exciting!  I was basically expecting that price as well so I'm not going to say it's "expensive", but I would like to know the quality before I plop the money done even though I want it so very bad XD 

Can't wait to hear how it looks from the printers!
Title: Re: 2012 Pin-Up Planner for Sale
Post by: Tevokkia on January 11, 2012, 05:31:03 PM
Yeah, that's about what I thought it would end up being when I was looking around at printers a few months ago.

I'll wait on your word about the quality ... although I'll probably even wait for all three of them to be out and pick them up at one time (with a little slice of my tax return).
Title: Re: 2012 Pin-Up Planner for Sale
Post by: Foxeye on January 14, 2012, 12:51:31 PM
Woohoo, it came! :woohoo

And I"m delighted to say it looks very lovely. The paper is fairly thick and smooth, so no excessive bleed-thru of art onto grid or vice versa, and the colors are rich. It's a smidge towards the red spectrum, but that's better than being towards the green or blue, in my opinion. Just means skin tones are warmer (and my Ember looks, once again, radioactive, heh).  Also tickled that the extra margins I added to compensate for the spiral binding are just about perfect...at least on my copy. No idea how consistent their production processes are.

Here's a few photos I snapped:

(http://www.elfquestfanart.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=3636)
(http://www.elfquestfanart.com/MGalleryItem.php?id=3637)

Title: Re: 2012 Pin-Up Planner for Sale - Got Mine!
Post by: Maggie on January 14, 2012, 12:55:57 PM
Aww, it looks awesome and there's my cutie-pie Ekuar. So, when can we order them?  ;D
Title: Re: 2012 Pin-Up Planner for Sale - Got Mine!
Post by: Maggie on January 14, 2012, 12:58:30 PM
Uh duh...I see the post up top...I'm off to buy a copy.  ;D
Title: Re: 2012 Pin-Up Planner for Sale - Got Mine!
Post by: Windrider on January 14, 2012, 01:06:25 PM
OOoo yeah!  Good job Foxy!  You rock!

I'll probably wait to buy all three at once, one set for me and then another set to send as a gift from us to Wendy.   ;D  Yay!

Oh... someone needs to have Richard post the link to Lulu on his Facebook page.  There were a few on there wondering where they could buy it when we posted the link to the online version.

Well... off to post the info on EQ.com - not that anyone there seems all that interested.   :-\
Title: Re: 2012 Pin-Up Planner for Sale - Got Mine!
Post by: Foxeye on January 14, 2012, 01:12:55 PM
I just sent Richard an email, so assuming he's not loopy on pain meds from his knee surgery, he'll hopefully post it soon.
Title: Re: 2012 Pin-Up Planner for Sale - Got Mine!
Post by: Windrider on January 14, 2012, 01:13:09 PM
Oh.. and if the printing is shifted slightly to the red, then my already somewhat orange-skinned Skywise probably looks like the Palace gave him a sun burn.  So he will go quite well with your radioactive Ember.  LOL
Title: Re: 2012 Pin-Up Planner for Sale - Got Mine!
Post by: Maggie on January 14, 2012, 01:15:41 PM
OOoo yeah!  Good job Foxy!  You rock!

I'll probably wait to buy all three at once, one set for me and then another set to send as a gift from us to Wendy.   ;D  Yay!

Oh... someone needs to have Richard post the link to Lulu on his Facebook page.  There were a few on there wondering where they could buy it when we posted the link to the online version.

Well... off to post the info on EQ.com - not that anyone there seems all that interested.   :-\

I just bought 2 2012 calendars and man it broke the bank...haha. Why oh why do I have elves in every calendar. ;D
Title: Re: 2012 Pin-Up Planner for Sale - Got Mine!
Post by: Foxeye on January 14, 2012, 01:17:47 PM
Wow...yeah...can't stop flipping through it. Need to get myself an extra...one to use as a planner and one to just save (and get signed if I ever meet any of you!).
Title: Re: 2012 Pin-Up Planner for Sale - Got Mine!
Post by: Maggie on January 14, 2012, 01:19:38 PM
I'll probably wait to buy all three at once, one set for me and then another set to send as a gift from us to Wendy.   ;D  Yay!

Do you want some moola to help pay for the calendars for Wendy? They aren't cheap you know...haha.  :lol
Title: Re: 2012 Pin-Up Planner for Sale - Got Mine!
Post by: Treefox on January 14, 2012, 01:33:50 PM
Oh yay! Thanks so much for the picture! Haha, I also wonder what Chitter will look like even more red... well, maybe it gets her closer to the "squirrel-girl" image.
And I will definitely get two as well.
Off to inform everyone who was interested in buying one what it looks like!
Title: Re: 2012 Pin-Up Planner for Sale - Got Mine!
Post by: Foxeye on January 14, 2012, 01:40:19 PM
Yeah, your Chitter is one of the ones that glows a bit. :lol
Title: Re: 2012 Pin-Up Planner for Sale - Got Mine!
Post by: Tevokkia on January 14, 2012, 07:11:00 PM
Ooh, I've got Greywolf rather on the orange side as well ... I'm sure he's prone to sunburn though, and he's certainly outside enough. XD

Can't wait to order mine! And I don't even USE planners. ^.^
Title: Re: 2012 Pin-Up Planner for Sale - Got Mine!
Post by: branchscamper on January 14, 2012, 11:13:50 PM
Looks pretty!  I will definitely be ordering all three when they come out XD  There goes any money I was saving lol
Title: Re: 2012 Pin-Up Planner for Sale - Got Mine!
Post by: silentleaf on January 15, 2012, 07:10:17 PM
Oh i bet Rayek is a kidney bean red! haha! It looks sooo good! i cant wait to see it in person!
Title: Re: 2012 Pin-Up Planner for Sale - Got Mine!
Post by: Treefox on January 16, 2012, 12:06:52 AM
I got to admit that I ordered the planners yesterday. As I really do use planners, I didn't want to wait until they all come out. I want to use it as soon as possible.
But I have to say that shipping is also not cheap... it's good that I can share the cost with a couple of people.
Title: Re: 2012 Pin-Up Planner for Sale - Got Mine!
Post by: Afke on January 16, 2012, 10:38:13 AM
Oooooh, it looks mighty fine. It may be too expensive for me, but once I've seen those other two, I might just order them all three, ooooooh... Just too lovely!
Title: Re: 2012 Pin-Up Planner for Sale - Got Mine!
Post by: Czarine on January 16, 2012, 12:03:48 PM
Wow! That looks awesome! Now I wish I had money to invest... Haha, maybe when all of them are out!
Title: Re: 2012 Pin-Up Planner for Sale - Got Mine!
Post by: Foxeye on January 20, 2012, 04:34:43 PM
Just a quick update; I got several more copies for friends/family, and it looks like the production quality (colors, margins, etc) is pretty consistent.
Title: Re: 2012 Pin-Up Planner for Sale - Got Mine!
Post by: Maggie on January 20, 2012, 05:05:31 PM
I received my 2012 planner in the mail today and it's awesome.

There is something about holding it in your hand that makes it even better, I'm so proud of all of us and I think if you havenĺt bought a copy for yourself you should, this is the kind of thing to save to show the grandchildren.

Well maybe not November 4th to 10th, you should probably skip that week, as there is some material that is rated N for naughty bits. ;D
Title: Re: 2012 Pin-Up Planner for Sale - Got Mine!
Post by: Obi-Rak Kaeliri on January 20, 2012, 05:52:40 PM
Hey! My birthday! November the 4th! There's nothing naughty happening on my birthday.
Title: Re: 2012 Pin-Up Planner for Sale - Got Mine!
Post by: Maggie on January 20, 2012, 07:05:04 PM
Hey! My birthday! November the 4th! There's nothing naughty happening on my birthday.

Hmm, well I think that Teir would have to disagree, you might not be doing anything naughty but he sure is...haha.
Title: Re: 2012 Pin-Up Planner for Sale - Got Mine!
Post by: Afke on January 21, 2012, 01:18:17 AM
Maggie, stop making me laugh! :D I have the coughs, and laughing makes me cough my throat out.
Title: Re: 2012 Pin-Up Planner for Sale - Got Mine!
Post by: Maggie on January 21, 2012, 11:35:57 AM
Maggie, stop making me laugh! :D I have the coughs, and laughing makes me cough my throat out.

Haha, sorry Afke, I'll try and refrain from anything funny until you're feeling better.  ;D
Title: Re: 2012 Pin-Up Planner for Sale - Got Mine!
Post by: Treefox on January 23, 2012, 03:53:19 AM
OoooOOOoo! I got mine! My heart was beating so excitedly when I opened it! It is gorgeous! True, slightly to the reddish side and slightly darker than on the PC screen, but a fine quality indeed. All the details are clearly visible and the grid art shines! I wouldn't have thought that the grid art would be so prominent. I love it. To hold you guy's artwork in my hands is really touching. For the thousandth time: you all rock so much!  

And, hihi, there is a little bonus art inside the cover and some wonderful words from Wordgazer. Thank you Windrider and Foxeye for getting her on board for this! 
Title: Re: 2012 Pin-Up Planner for Sale - Got Mine!
Post by: Treefox on January 23, 2012, 01:09:08 PM
Haha,my lifemate had the fabulous idea to give the calendar the attention it deserves, so we put one copy on the shelf in the center of our apartment. The shelf that holds our DVDs and our TV. We will see it every day and it will make me glee. Doesn't it look fabulous?

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o161/Matschauge/DSCN4113.jpg)
Title: Re: 2012 & 2013 Pin-Up Planner for Sale - Got Mine!
Post by: Foxeye on January 23, 2012, 05:04:07 PM
That's awesome! (What in the world is on your TV?)

I've updated the first post with the link to 2013. :woohoo

Though it isn't as important this time to wait for my report before ordering your own copy, since I'm following a proven workflow for making/submitting the PDF file, I'll keep everyone posted about how my copy looks when it arrives.
Title: Re: 2012 & 2013 Pin-Up Planner for Sale
Post by: silentleaf on January 23, 2012, 11:19:33 PM
HAHA! love it! a full week of tanked sexy Rayek goodness!
Title: Re: 2012 & 2013 Pin-Up Planner for Sale
Post by: Treefox on January 23, 2012, 11:29:02 PM
Yeah, what a great pic to stare at me for the rest of the week! Really enjoyable.
Actually, that's an episode of "Eureka", but we weren't really watching that, I just asked my lifemate to turn the TV on, so we get more light for the picture.

And thank you, Foxeye,  for preparing the print document for this next gem. This time I'll wait until the last calendar is out, though.
Title: Re: 2012 & 2013 Pin-Up Planner for Sale
Post by: silentleaf on January 24, 2012, 01:37:37 PM
I LOVE EurekA!!!
Title: Re: 2012 & 2013 Pin-Up Planner for Sale
Post by: Treefox on January 25, 2012, 04:03:06 AM
You see? That was fate! Your Rayek and Eureka in one picture. Pretty cool.
Title: Re: 2012 & 2013 Pin-Up Planner for Sale
Post by: Foxeye on January 27, 2012, 03:36:46 PM
Got 2013 and it's also looking good, though I am starting to regret my love affair with shades of oranges/reds/magentas for two of my pinups...a lot of the detail is lost in Windstone because the darker reds are turned to a lighter orange. poo.

Still, everyone else's stuff looks gorgeous in these, so I can't be too bummed.

And fortunately Crescent isn't a fire-hair, so she should fare better.
Title: Re: 2012 & 2013 Pin-Up Planner for Sale
Post by: Windrider on January 29, 2012, 05:54:08 PM
Yep, Foxy, I was afraid that might happen.  You see, I've been noticing as I format the calendars, when I pick a color for the titles I usually try to pick it somewhere off the pinup.  But often times Photoshop will warn me that the color I am picking is "out of gamut for printing."  What this means is that color is not able to be replicated by any printing process.  Many, many of the digitally done pinups had colors out of gamut for printing.  So they are not going to look just like they appear on a computer screen, which after all is glowing, backlit color that can't be replicated by printing, which is a reflective media.

Not being a digital artist I am not sure, but I would think that professional artists creating art digitally would always check to make sure their palette is in gamut if they are creating something that will be printed.
Title: Re: 2012 & 2013 Pin-Up Planner for Sale
Post by: Foxeye on January 29, 2012, 06:34:55 PM
Quote
Not being a digital artist I am not sure, but I would think that professional artists creating art digitally would always check to make sure their palette is in gamut if they are creating something that will be printed.

What they would need to do is get the ICC profile of the printers that Lulu uses. Sadly Lulu does not make this available. :( The best research I could find is that they try to "play nice" with sRGB color space, since that is what most of their not-fully-pro users are going to be working with, so that is what I used.  (That said, this hyper-red appearance reminds me a lot of how unprofiled sRGB looks on an Adobe RGB monitor.  I wish proofs weren't so expensive, or I'd experiment with converting the submitted material into Adobe RGB.)

You are right, though, that even if I had the ICC profile, there are still limitations I'd face with the monitor vs. printer.
Title: Re: 2012 & 2013 Pin-Up Planner for Sale
Post by: Obi-Rak Kaeliri on January 29, 2012, 06:40:23 PM
Ooofh. That's a complex topic right there, colors and their behaviour. Just to put things into perspective, the study of quantum mechanics (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_mechanics) spawned from study of the black body object (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_body) which is an intrinsic theoretical component of color management (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_management). It's not really about colors being out of gamut, but rather the printer and monitor producing different colors from the same numeric value.

On the topic of reflective vs. transmissive, you're correct. However, it is possible to accurately simulate, on a screen capable of reproducing the printer's color gamut, how a printed copy will look like given specific lighting conditions. The "standard" of 6500░K whitepoint roughly corresponds to bright mid-day sun somewhere near southern California.

On the printer side there are ways to make inks that change less in visual appearance under different lighting conditions, but you can never get away from it.
Title: Re: 2012 & 2013 Pin-Up Planner for Sale
Post by: Startear on January 30, 2012, 12:05:54 PM
Can't. Contain. It. Anymore!

Did the blonds loose their souls when they were printed?
Title: Re: 2012 & 2013 Pin-Up Planner for Sale
Post by: Foxeye on January 30, 2012, 12:16:08 PM
Blondes, brunettes, silvers, and raven-tressed all fared very well. :)
Title: Re: 2012 & 2013 Pin-Up Planner for Sale
Post by: Foxeye on January 31, 2012, 02:25:39 PM
I just got this coupon code from Lulu for 20% off any one order up to $150 off:

SHADOWHOG306  (expires friday, Feb 3)

Too late to use it for my calendars, but others might find it useful.
Title: Re: 2012 & 2013 Pin-Up Planner for Sale
Post by: Foxeye on February 17, 2012, 07:14:34 PM
Mist-Eyes pointed out there there was a typo with the 2012 calendar, with one of the credits for bonus art (Treestump), so for those who haven't purchased yet, there is a revised edition:

http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/2012-elfquest-fan-art-calendar-%28revised%29/12601133 (http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/2012-elfquest-fan-art-calendar-%28revised%29/12601133)

For those of you who already have copies, you can manually cross out "Larissa Johnston" for treestump bonus art (September 2), and change it to Leigh Davis. :)
Title: Re: 2012 & 2013 Pin-Up Planner for Sale
Post by: Foxeye on April 12, 2012, 08:44:05 PM
Here is the direct link to the 2014 calendar:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/elfquest-fan-artists/2014-elfquest-fan-art-calendar/paperback/product-20056834.html (http://www.lulu.com/shop/elfquest-fan-artists/2014-elfquest-fan-art-calendar/paperback/product-20056834.html)

As always, I'll let you know how mine turns out :)
Title: Re: 2012 & 2013 Pin-Up Planner for Sale
Post by: Treefox on April 13, 2012, 05:02:59 AM
Ooooh! Aaaah! Thank you! Me and half of my family are so looking forward to hold the print version in their hands.
Thanks!!
Title: Re: 2012 & 2013 Pin-Up Planner for Sale
Post by: jaRf on April 14, 2012, 05:38:30 AM
Maybe I'll soon have the chance to buy all 3 in one package and hopefully save on shipping. But then if it's more than 50 Euros the customs will charge me. Grr.
And I would probably not use these planners to write anything in.
Title: Re: 2012 & 2013 Pin-Up Planner for Sale
Post by: Treefox on April 14, 2012, 09:57:28 AM
What? Are you sure they will be stuck in the customs? Hmpf.
Care to share the order? Just a thought, feel free to say no. It will not be taken personally. ;-)
Title: Re: 2012 & 2013 Pin-Up Planner for Sale
Post by: Foxeye on April 14, 2012, 01:03:53 PM
I've definitely been using mine as a planner, which I find it really useful as, but I'll confess I also bought a second set to put on the shelf with my elfquest books. ^_^
Title: Re: 2012 & 2013 Pin-Up Planner for Sale
Post by: Maggie on April 14, 2012, 01:30:18 PM
I've definitely been using mine as a planner, which I find it really useful as, but I'll confess I also bought a second set to put on the shelf with my elfquest books. ^_^

I did that too. ;D

I have to have something to brag about when I am old and realize that was my only achievement in life...haha.
Title: Re: 2012 & 2013 Pin-Up Planner for Sale
Post by: branchscamper on April 14, 2012, 09:51:13 PM
I'm so excited!  Now I can order all three at the same time XD (which is what I've been waiting for haha) 

And don't short change yourself Maggie!  I'm sure you'll have much to brag about to your grandkids  ;)
Title: Re: 2012 & 2013 Pin-Up Planner for Sale
Post by: jaRf on April 15, 2012, 12:02:41 AM
I lack the money to buy 2x3 calendar planners. But even then I probably wouldn't really dare to touch them.

@Treefox
> What? Are you sure they will be stuck in the customs? Hmpf.
> Care to share the order? Just a thought, feel free to say no. It will not be taken personally. ;-)

Soweit ich wei├č sind ab 50 Euro (und da rechnen die mitunter auch gerne das Porto rein, das ist wohl seit 4-5 Jahren gesetzl. beschlossen) die Sachen zollpflichtig. D.h. sie h├Ąngen fest, man bekommt (hoffentlich) eine gr├╝ne Karte und mu├č dann mit Rechnung etc. am anderen Ende der Stadt antanzen. Anschlie├čend schauen die das durch, fragen was das denn sein soll (zur Klassifizierung), dann wird der Zoll ausgerechnet f├╝r die Gesamtsumme und dann kommt sogar noch die Merkelsteuer auf die Gesamtsumme obendrauf. Insofern ist es mitunter einfacher Dinge in kleinen Portionen zu bestellen, damit man unter 50 Euro bleibt. Und die bei lulu werden bestimmt nicht gift draufschreiben. Man kann das sicher nochmal nachrecherchieren aber das sollte so etwa der Stand der Dinge sein. Toll, was?

This was German. And explaining our sneaky customs system.
Title: Re: 2012 & 2013 Pin-Up Planner for Sale
Post by: Treefox on April 15, 2012, 10:43:20 AM
Ja, ist alles nat├╝rlich mal wieder ziemlich ├Ąrgerlich. Ach Zoll... Ich habe durch meinen Job hier ├Âfter mit dem Zoll in Frankfurt zu tun. Immerhin fallen bei Waren im Wert von 22 - 150 Euro "nur" die Einfuhrumsatzsteuer (19%) an. Bei meiner letzten lulu-Bestellung hatte ich Gl├╝ck, die ist so durchgerutscht, obwohl es fast 100 Euro waren... darauf kann man sich nat├╝rlich auch nicht verlassen. Wenn wir die Kalender wirklich verzollen m├╝ssen, dann lohnt sich das Sparen bei den Versandkosten auch nicht. Zu schade, dass lulu nicht aus Deutschland versendet...
Title: Re: 2012 & 2013 Pin-Up Planner for Sale
Post by: Foxeye on April 19, 2012, 05:42:31 PM
Got mine today and it looks good :) Updating first post to include all links.
Title: Re: 2012, 2013 & 2014 Pin-Up Planner for Sale
Post by: Treefox on April 20, 2012, 05:34:11 AM
Oh wow, so nice! Thanks again! Hopefully, I will have time in May to order 2013 and 2014. Looking soooo much forward to hold them in my hands. Man, we are so amazing. :lol
Title: Re: 2012, 2013 & 2014 Pin-Up Planner for Sale
Post by: Treefox on June 07, 2012, 02:19:50 AM
I got my copies yesterday, luckily custom free. But on all six copies of the 2013 and 2014 calendars, the covers are mixed up! So 2013 has  the cover of 2014 and the other way around. Man, was I confused at first. Well, I consider it to be a rare and surely valuable mispr├şnt.  :lol
But anyway, they look great! Just awesome, so overwhelming to hold these masses of amazing art in my hand.
Title: Re: 2012, 2013 & 2014 Pin-Up Planner for Sale
Post by: Treefox on January 04, 2013, 12:15:19 PM
While I'm waiting for the new 2013 calendar to go on sale on Caf├ępress, I just wanted to show you that I'm continuing to have the pinup calendars on our living room shelf. This week the 2012 one goes side by side with the 2013 one.
Still love this amazing project:

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o161/Matschauge/DSCN5365_zpsda39f37b.jpg)
Title: Re: 2012, 2013 & 2014 Pin-Up Planner for Sale
Post by: Treefox on January 05, 2015, 01:22:07 PM
One final post from me in this thread. With past Sunday the last page of the three year pinup calendar is done. (http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o161/Matschauge/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_3957_zpsc34cc61d.jpg) (http://s120.photobucket.com/user/Matschauge/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_3957_zpsc34cc61d.jpg.html)
Thanks again for three years of art enjoyment. I sure will miss the new art on each Sunday.