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so, another week, another update. i actually have almost all the pieces for the sticker shipments....waiting on one more piece, and then they shall be released, like doves at a Ozzy concert. as always, if you're fed up with waiting, i can refund your order. otherwise i expect (fingers crossed) these to start going out next week.  once they've shipped i'll have my conchords and phish prints for sale.

nothing else to report. still waiting on a couple approvals, a few concert prints in the works as well. chugging along like something that chugs. a train? til then.
- in these crazy times, i watch this to cheer myself up. or this actually. or frankly, this, which says something about me, i know.
- this was weird. i know, stranger things, i'm watching it, alright already. get off my back.
- the maker

thanks for the words on my family situation, i know we all have things going on in our lives, and mind are comparatively mild on a world scale, but i guess it helps to put it out there sometimes. in regards to that, my grandpa did indeed see my dad again, so thanks for the thoughts.

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another update, i have phish prints to sell but ideally i'll get these sticker pack preorders shipped first, and i am still waiting on pieces to come in for that. so that's kinda the holdup. but i think those that preordered will be in for a pleasant treat, i hope. 5 new stickers (and then some) plus some random other items i think people will like. I HOPE. lets just say i broke the bank getting some of these made, ha.

til then - hope the weekend treats you all good.
- start it off with some aphex twin
- stoked on the ghostbusters sequel?
- a really nice writeup on the commonalities between the thing and hateful 8
- in the bag, man. wrap it up.
- this feels like some sort of real world re-enactment of like, your body fighting off infections or something.
- days gone. hmm....gameplay looks wild.  or stressful.
ha.
- a real eyeful.

lastly, if any of you hold to the belief in prayer, my grandpa stout is nearing the end of his 92 year journey, he's been a rock in our lives and we're glad to have known him. right now we're just hoping he's here til next tuesday, when my parents get back from overseas, seeing my sister graduate from glasgow university. watching this made me think of my gramps, he was a navy man and had some pretty harrowing experiences. life.

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just a heads up on the preorder sticker packs i had awhile back, just heard back that some of the stickers won't be here for another couple weeks, so if you're not comfortable with your order taking that long, let us know and we can refund ya, no hard feelings. i'll post a note here when these start going out. the regular sticker packs should already have arrived, its just the preorders that are taking their sweet time.

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so, stickers are shipping this week, if you haven't received yours it should arrive soon, lord willing. in other news, its sarah's birthday today...ok well yesterday, so happy birthday to m'lady.

in other news....man, this year. seems like we're losing a lot of legends and up & comers. if you haven't seen green room, its brutal. but its really well done. it'll make my list of top 10 of 2016.

cheers me up
- richie spice / youths dem cold
- rancid / ruby soho - takes me back
- goldfinger / here in your bedroom. i've had this song in my head for 20 years.
- human / love - made me think.
- its my 80's / perturbator / dance with the dead.

EDIT: also, you may have noticed my cap log is no longer the homepage to tstout.com - if you want to change your bookmarks to http://www.tstout.com/blog/ - that's a direct link to my captains log. mostly i'm doing this because new people that visit my site have expressed some confusion as to how to find my work, the upper nav bar seems to be a bit confusing? so i'm trying this out, having my tstout.com go to a gallery, but captains log will continue to be the thing i update the most. we'll see how it fits, probably terrible, i fear change, just like most people.

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sticker sale is wrapped up,  thanks for all the orders, always appreciated, always makes me look good with the missus, keeps her from leaving me and taking the kids. next up...well a movie print if it ever gets approved, if not then a band print is coming up later this month, then a couple other things this summer. i think it'll be a fun one, fingers crossed.

til then, this is my weekend (sarah's gone and i'm in charge).
- spared no expense by the original stout.
- carpenter brut - seeing mr carpenter in concert wednesday, pdx.
- death in space

lastly, gigposters.com has gone offline (pretty much). i can't count the amount of hours i spent on that site, my entire career was shaped by GP. am i dreaming, is it really gone? it was always there. so, pour one out for a truly massive loss. GP is the reason i know rob jones, jon smith, jeff kleinsmith, jesse ledoux, jay ryan, dan grzeca....too too many to list. man. END OF AN ERA.

RIP Gigposters.com - ye will be missed.

captains log 0079: thursday sticker sale

update edit: so a email is about to go out, you can read all about it here - with info on how to purchase. thanks!

hopefully my three options didn't confuse anyone, i had a letterpress / stickerset combo, a stickersheet /stickerset combo, and a preorder. hopefully no one ordered one thinking it was the other. also, if you ordered the stickersheet and letterpress combos separately and would like to combine the shipping, drop us an email. i assume these will ship together regardless. but we can't combine shipping with preorders due to those shipping at a later date than the stickersets. also, never too late to cancel an order, if you feel like you were too hasty. just drop us an email.

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just a brief heads up, i had mentioned 'early this week' i'd have a sticker sale, and my plans for mice men went awry, so the sale will be tomozz, thursday.

its not a big sale, i can't imagine people are losing sleep over stickers, but the breakdown is 1 set will have stickers an a little letterpress piece, one set will have stickers and a nifty little stickersheet, and one set will be 'open edition' of stickers i have yet to make, just in case people miss out on the other two sets. alas, i have no pros and cons handbills (series 4 did not print the way i had hoped, apologies). so, thats the update. expect email tomorrow, ye email-listers. sorry for me leaving anyone hanging, if you were waiting for this.

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june already. good. breaking out my summer short shorts. looks like early on next week we'll be doing a sticker sale, would have hoped to have a few others items for sale that are caught up in the approval process, but to quote michael scott, somehow i'll manage.

til then, these caught my eye.
- mother russians bear facility. they make a funny sound.
- i think this werner herzog video class would be pretty incredible.
- this tradd moore character page is awesome. luther strode is awesome.
- could dune be the next star wars? no. but still, interesting. star wars, timely.
- and sarah says shes going to do this this summer. ONLY WITH PEOPLE. just kidding.
- this star trek poster is a pretty good homage to a pretty classic star trek poster. and speaking of star trek, i guess this is coming out. i've seen a pic of it and it looked decent quality.

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well may is almost over, and it looks like i'll have a couple prints dropping in june, huzzah. hopefully they will be good.

til then - LIFE IS HAPPENING WITHOUT ME.
- this darwyn cooke talk is pretty great. he will be missed.
- old frank miller and mignola, two of my favorite people. 
- interesting cronenberg total recall concept art
- great alien work. great brian bolland prince piece.
- Noriyoshi Ohrai - another one gone. too good.
- high school girl. humorous. wait for it. avengers what ifs. humorous.

arik roper has worked on this project and it looks amazing, always great work by mr roper.

also, mike king is funding his latest and greatest, mike gave me my first big break in posters, always rad to see his stuff.

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man, taking my time between updates, i actually have some stuff coming out eventually soon, a little letterpress piece and some sticker packs, i hate sending out a mass email on something that small though, so i'm waiting til i have a couple things i can gang up all in one email. thus the delay. but i am not dead, things are moving along at a brisk pace. which is good.

til then, i found these interesting.
- star wars: the font awakens....or didn't awaken, or awakened incorrectly.
- blockhead. neat.
- the master drew struzan on his process. kinda cool. behind the curtain.
- super interesting article on frank millers recent stuff, totally agree. colors can be tough.
- and lastly, man this political race, getting pretty heated, i tell ya.

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a few things for sale on the interwebs. if you're into wearing black shirts, you can pick up an alien related shirt here. plus a poster i did for that gallery f show is still available here.

other than that, its earth day, so celebrate blowing it all up here. plus
- so long little prince, my first exposure to him was batman, and kiss is one of those classics.
- speaking of batman, this mcdonalds movie looks good because of michael keaton. nice.
- this Bill Sienkiewicz artist evolution collection was amazing. highly awesome.

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this friday i'm in a show at galerie f in chicago, if you're in the area you can stop by and see stuff by a bunch of awesome artists. and a piece by me.

thanks to those that came out to mondo's eccc signing, an intimate affair that was over quickly and quietly. perfect in every way. also saw batman vs superman, maybe hearing the reviews lowered my expectations but i enjoyed it, looking forward to the start of this new dc universe. nothing like a shared universe. MULTIVERSE.

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so, just a followup, all ween and explosions in the sky posters have shipped as of thursday. so look for those to arrive this next week. also, friday i'll be at eccc, specifically mondo's booth from 3-5PM, if you want anything signed. just a heads up i won't have anything for sale, it is literally just me sitting there looking like a dog at the pound.

as some of you know, i usually stamp the prints i sell on my site, and i assume if i'm signing your print it has not been stamped. if you'd like it stamped, i did have a stamp made exclusively for this eccc, but you'll have to request it, i won't just be madly stamping the backs of peoples prints. up to you. i'll be walking around the con though, feel free to say hi. i look like this. or this, on a good day. i really enjoy people hugging me, so definitely do that. maybe a light peck on the cheek, i don't mind.

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so, not a big deal but i guess i'll be at emerald city comicon in seattle in a few weeks, signing at the mondo booth. nothing of mine releasing though, as far as i know. but if you're in seattle and want to stop by and say hey, then i'll see you there. EDIT: i believe i'm signing on a friday. i'll be walking around thursday though, so if you see me punch me in the face.

til then -
- rest in piece garry shandling. many laughs were had.
- the LOTR matrix.
- nice job, 21 year old cleaning the ocean guy.
- pac rim saturday morning cartoon
- caldera short film

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just a heads up on my ween print, looks like early next week i'll send out an email about the sale, for those interested. if you're not on my mailing list, you can sign up here.

also, portland oregoners, my best bud tom has a booth at a comic type event this saturday, and i'll be keeping him company. if you're in the area and need anything signed, drop by and i'll sign it. let me know if you might stop by just so i can watch for youz. just look for this handsome lad.

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greetings from the week of our lord, march something 2016. my sisters birthday actually. new stuff on the way
if you're into music, i have a band poster coming out soon.  i am still alive, so that's always a plus. or sometimes a plus.

til then....look at
- lukes sweater
- docs remote control power
- this bear joke. it's real to that dude.
- mac and me share the same birthday! exactly the same day. weird. plus buffy.
- privisa. pretty. wanderers. pretty.
- hateful eight references. i loved this movie. so hateful. so 8.

also in unrelated news, i finally got this charity fundraiser all wrapped up. i'm getting my life together. yeah buddy.

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so, everyone should have their orders by now, if that's not the case, please drop us an email. always important to keep a clean slate. coming up next, we'll be selling our copies of the ween poster we did. stay tuned, those of you on our mailing list.

til then -
- terry gilliam on storyboards / making his movies.
- interesting accent comparisons
- snazzy logo for a restaurant. i am not smart. continually.
- houses of the future
- interview with me on a website
- real life hitman. i was a fan of this game back in the day.

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just a heads up that everything has shipped, finally. let us know if you don't start seeing things arrive in the next few days. its always possible if you ordered a sticker pack and a calendar that we might have shipped one but not the other, so if you feel like that's the case, let us know. hopefully the variant calendars start to glow on you, for those of you that purchased that version.

- furthur frames shared this pic with me, pretty fancy framework. i'll have my copies for sale down the road once the dust from the calendars all settles. my copies will not have gene and dean's autographs, alas.

a few nifty timekillers:
- princess bride behind the scenes
- mad max: fury road behind the scenes
- evolution of star wars changes....just a bit aggravating.
- stanley kubrick's lenses

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just a heads up about my friend ben's kickstarter project, i'll be doing the shirt design for it, you can check it out here.  i assume the shirt will feature a robot of some sort. the kickstarter ends today so throw him a couple bucks to help realize a dream. or don't, its completely up to you of course.

in other news, thanks to mike for these pictures of sir nick frost. pretty cool, pretty cool.

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so, calendars going out, obviously the ones preordered are shipping first, most of those have gone out but the rest of the orders will be going out early this next week. button this one up, as they say. let us know if you have doubts / worries etc.
til then, sooth your soul with these
- The silence beneath the bark
- The Lost Thing
- Zero
- La Luna
- Explosions in the Sky / Disintegration Anxiety
- Betamaxx - Integrated Circuitry

also, just a followup on this, finally worked out the details with OHM and pieces are arriving, have dropped off some stuff and will do a full post detailing the project once its all complete.