Mask Design Contest, Press, and Shout-outs!

Mask Design Contest!

As you may have noticed, Ana Miller needs a mask! For our Fall issue, we’ve decided to host a Mask Design Contest. Check out the guidelines and come back in a couple of weeks for the entry form. The deadline is June 15, 2009, and the winning design will be selected based on knitability, wearability, and drawability. Judges include myself, Marc, and Jill Sanders, a talented and versatile fiber artist from the Santa Cruz Mountains in California.

Press Coverage

We’ve had quite a bit of press coverage lately, but it was very gratifying to read the 10-page interview Marc did with RKYV Online. The interview starts on page 9 and includes tons of artwork from Marc’s other comics and from Handknit Heroes. If you’re looking for a great internal look at the art of Handknit Heroes, go check this out! The last page of the interview, page 19 has some minor story spoilers.

My favorite quote from the interview:

RJP: What do you think of the term “starving artist”?

Marc: I think it’s insulting to people who are actually starving.

Website Updates: FAQ and Issue #1 Profile Page

We’ve had a few requests for interior art for Issue #1, so we’ve added artwork to the home page. No spoilers here, but you’ll find some of the artwork and links to all our blog posts including the shout outs.

We also added an FAQ page for the more common questions we receive about the comic (including the red text boxes!) If you have questions, feel free to drop us a note using the contact page– we’d love to hear from you!

Shout Outs!

LimeDragon posted a great review of the comic (and the red text boxes).

Pieceful Ewe gave us a great shout out, including some killer one-liners!

Many welcomes to those of you who’ve found Handknit Heroes via the Mason-Dixon Knitting blog! Thanks for the shout-out!

Knitting Without Needles gave us a shout-out– did you know her alter ego is the Knitting Ninja?

Aly Knits and Knits had a “wow– I’ve seen it all” moment when she saw our comic. But then, I guess the pull was too strong. Our powers of persuasion were too much, and she subscribed.