Thursday, December 17, 2009

West Chester Story Slam: Embarrassing Moments

Jim Breslin, local Chester County writer and founder of the West Chester Story Slam contacted me through Twitter the other night asking if I'd be interested in helping put together a promo for the first public Story Slam event in January in West Chester. He wanted fliers/posters to put up around West Chester promoting the event.

Drawing and designing late in the night, I tried a couple of different sketches and settled on this guy. Though he's a little 'fangy' and Star Trek'y I think he does the job of showing a dude in the spotlight telling his tale.

Funny that the theme of the event is "Embarrassing Moments". After Jim posted the poster around the web, I went about writing this post and did a spit-take on it as I pondered my brother, the freelance financial copy writer's reaction to the piece. I noticed that I had misspelled "embarrassing" as "embarassing". A quick fix and the original is now a collector's item.

I'm really looking forward to the inaugural slam for 2010 -- from a watching perspective. Make sure to get to Ryan's Pub early enough for a bite to eat and to get a good seat. In the meantime, look out for Jim with a bag full of fliers and a brush with a bucket of paste.

[Diamond pattern background courtesy of bittbox's free textures. QRCode inspired by Tikaro and West Chester's Barcode Building.]

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Anonymous ChesterCo_PA said...

I love it! Glad you were able to help Jim out on this. I just didn't have the time — or apparently, the talent! --Lindsay

12/17/2009 12:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Sundry said...

This is great! Everybody feels like this guy looks when in the midst of an embarrassing moment. Sounds like a terrific event.

12/18/2009 09:50:00 AM  
Blogger Kimmie said...

I didn't know anything about this! Am I living under a rock?!

1/06/2010 01:59:00 PM  
Blogger mcglinch said...

thanks, Chesco and Sundry (just realized i never responded)!
Kimmie - i am surprised you didn't see this circulating in the twitterverse.

1/06/2010 02:10:00 PM  

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