A Certain Lack of Focus

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Picturing Matt

alienSome of you may have noticed that pictures I post on this site with Matt in them do not actually show his face. That's at his request, because Matt would prefer that his photograph not appear on the web. I can understand this. Obviously I have my own photo on the web, have made a conscious decision to do so. As an aspiring artist and writer I need to market myself, and I believe part of that is having my image available.

For reasons of his own, Matt doesn't want his photo online but as he does intend to publish, and in some ways, also needs to market himself, he would like to have some kind of image associated with himself. mackmattHe came up with a rather clever compromise I think, by asking David Mack to draw a picture of him. David Mack is best known as the writer and illustrator of the popular Kabuki series of graphic novels which are some of the most beautiful comics I've ever seen. I mean, ever. Mack did a quick $20 sketch and agreed to let Matt use it as the image for his websites. Matt is currently using it as his blog "photo." I suppose this might get more complicated later on when Matt does start publishing, but then again, maybe not. David Mack seems pretty laid back and is also one of the nicest artists I've met at a Comic Book convention.

8 comments:

Peter said...

Handsome dude!

William the Coroner said...

I think the one of him with the level would work.

Or a photo of a Zamboni, but that might run into copyright issues.

Meagan said...

I think so too Peter. :) Personally William I think the picture of him with a level would be a good image for him. I guess he wants something a bit more professional looking for some reason.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Now I want to see the picture of Matt with the level! Although I kind of like the brussels sprouts. Makes me hungry... I looooove brussels sprouts.

Meagan said...

The level picture is here.

Matt Neely said...

Re: Picture of me with level - What's unprofessional about striving for perfection?

Meagan said...

*cough* still crooked *cough*

Matt Neely said...

I said striving for perfection. Not achieving perfection.