Big news: A great podcast network has offered to host and monetize us (in a non-annoying way! Full announcement to come later). James said he was on board with the conditions that we finally change the music and the art, both of which he has long kvetched about. I have a great composer composing new music for us as we speak. As for art, James wants something that acknowledges his existence. As always, I thought I might involve you in the process!
As you’ll recall, here’s the current art, which is just a square version of the cover of my book:
James worked this up at one point, which is fun, but I thought it was too busy:
So for this new opportunity, I starting working on a vastly simplified version of the above, and got as far as doing this:
But then I sighed in exhaustion. The artifacting around our heads just looks too amateurish, our necks end too awkwardly, etc. It’s just not good. James said he really wanted actual art, like this Harmontown art:
So, in a fit of desperation, I just drew this new logo in 15 seconds using my mouse in Photoshop:
And, wonder of wonders, James and I both kinda like it. It’s pretty ironic that this is the less amateurish version. But that’s its appeal, to a certain extent. So what do you guys think. Dare we go with this ridiculous version? Should we do this version with better art?
But wait! We have a new contender! Commenter Friday whipped this one up! What do you think?
Thanks for all of your input on so many things these past few weeks!