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  1. 6 days ago on That is Priceless

    Hi Sol and mabrndt,

    Mabrndt’s suspicions are correct. I am in fact balancing the strip with my current job, which is helping produce the Fox game show “The Floor” (the same show I worked on last year around this time). We’re on a very tight schedule and many of our days go until 11 p.m. or later, which explains the late posts. I’ve thought about putting them on a timer, but that requires having them ready to go ahead of time, which has been difficult due to the time crunch, so I hope you can bear with me.

    Like last year, we’ll be shooting the show in Ireland, and I plan to do what I did before and post repeats while I’m gone. Unfortunately, this year that will be for 3 weeks instead of 2, from approximately July 20 thru August 10. But after that, I should be able to get right back at it!

    Hope you both are enjoying your 4th of July weekend.


  2. about 2 months ago on That is Priceless

    Reminds me a bit of Paul Fischer, whose work I’ve used several times here. He’s also big on the “nude woman casually interacting with the clothed woman” thing. Because that’s how most women naturally interact.

  3. about 2 months ago on That is Priceless

    Yes, rmremail, it seems to be a theme with Monsieur D’Espagnat. When I stumbled across the first, the second came up as well. Did not see a third, however, so maybe the offender finally got the message.

  4. 3 months ago on That is Priceless

    Hi all! How’s this for an excuse? For some reason I went through all of yesterday thinking it was Friday, so it didn’t even occur to me to post last night. Apologies! Luckily, mabrndt alerted me to the situation this morning and I’ve just uploaded the new one, so hopefully it will appear shortly. Thanks for your patience with the occasional “Priceless” snafu. Hope everyone has a great weekend! Best, Steve

  5. 4 months ago on That is Priceless

    Hi, Sol. To answer your question, yes, it was pure coincidence that this ended up here again on its 10th anniversary. In fact, I hadn’t even noticed that until mabrndt brought your comment to my attention. As I sometimes do, I chose this Throwback by doing a random search through the GC archive, so it was truly a matter of happenstance. BTW, the reason some of the earlier GC posts have a different date from the blog is because when I first started on GC, I was working from a huge backlog of blog material. Posting 7 days a week back then, I eventually caught up and now (mostly) post the same thing on both the same day.

  6. 6 months ago on That is Priceless

    Working on that! Check back third quarter of this year.

  7. 6 months ago on That is Priceless

    Yes, MS72, for sure. I’ve approached a few licensing agencies over the years and I worked with one for awhile. They got me a modest deal for a few cards with NobleWorks, if you’re familiar with them. Generally I’ve been told it’s hard to license unless you’re already a hugely popular IP (apparently the market has constricted a lot over the past decade or so), but I still look into it when I run into people on that side of the business.

  8. 6 months ago on That is Priceless

    Howdy, everyone! I’m back with yet another “Priceless”-related announcement, and this time it’s the opening of the new “That Is Priceless” Etsy store! You may be asking, “Why an Etsy store, Steve? Isn’t there already a Zazzle store?” Well yes, good point, but I find the Etsy store interface easier to use than the Zazzle one (for both the buyer and the seller), and it gives me a chance to freshen up the inventory, so I thought I’d give it a try. That said, the Zazzle store is still fully operational, so feel free to do any shopping there if you’d prefer. Merchandise-wise, there’s a bit of cross-over between them.

    Right now, the Etsy store is heavy on mugs (about 50) and light on greeting cards (about 10), but if it looks like people are into it, I’ll keep adding items. In fact, if you’ve got a favorite Masterpiece you’d like to see on a mug, card, magnet, candle, digital print, or what-have-you, just message me through the store and I’ll try to make it happen. I’ll also be checking in here the next couple days if you’ve got any comments/suggestions.

    If you feel like popping in, just click on the Etsy widget down at the bottom of the page there.

    Thanks! Have a great weekend everybody.


  9. 6 months ago on That is Priceless

    Happy New Year, everyone! Just stopping by to say that if anybody’s interested in a glimpse at what I do when I’m NOT re-purposing classic art for laughs, I invite you to check out the new Fox game show “The Floor,” hosted by Rob Lowe, debuting tonight at 9/8 pm. I was a producer on it. Thanks!

  10. 7 months ago on That is Priceless

    Ha! I’ll have to share that with my own son. He just wrote his first Art History paper on James Ensor, who apparently was not impressed by the Impressionists either.