Jameson (6 months old) in a Mr. Combover onesie
We’re very much looking forward to picking up our new queens in the coming weeks and we’d like to recruit your help in naming one of them. We’re pretty set on naming one of the ladies ‘Queen Pippa II’ in honor of the late queen, but we still have one name to go!
Have any clever ideas for the name of a healthy new queen bee? If so just add them in the comment box below. We’ll pull from what we think is the best submission and dub the new queen accordingly. Happy naming!
Update: the naming contest is taking off like wildfire on Facebook. For those of you who are not all social-networky, we’ll keep you updated here. Watch this space!
Elizabeth Graeber of Nice To Draw has singled out Black Tar Honey as a source of inspiration for her illustration project. Elizabeth has an amazing ongoing blog of illustrations that we definitely recommend you check out. Also, she’s open to taking suggestions for content and can be reached via email on her blog here.
We’ve hired our artist for our book.
Her name is Suzi Kemp and she is an artist out of London.
We love her punk, edgy style, and her graphic lines combined with punches of specifically placed color.
See more of her stuff at http://www.suzikemp.com
Below is her masthead and one of her drawings titled “V”
As you all know, Cam and Mr. Combover just recently successfully funded their Kickstarter project to write a Survival Guide to Urban Beekeeping. Having raised the requisite funds, we posted our opening on Craigslist and were bombarded with over 150 applications for the evidently covetable position of illustrating the book. Shown here below is just a single sample of some of the high quality work that came through. This one is courtesy of Laurie Dindis. She wanted us to be sure to mention this was just a “very rough sketch” and she is actually even better than this! (Contact her @ firstname.lastname@example.org).
We’ll continue to keep you posted as we make our final selection, but wanted to share the journey with you.