[Monitor] Stand by Me

Monitor stand with Lady Mechanika comic decoupage

I made this monitor stand for my day job so that I could hide my Wacom tablet underneath until needed it. My first attempt was on pine and so of course it warped. [duh]. This one is plywood with rounded corners and more decoupage with my current  fav’  –  ‘Lady Mechanica’ by Joe Benitez

I always buy several extra copies so I could do stuff like this. Some would say sacrilege! but having read and owned literally thousands of comics over the decades, I hate hiding them in boxes. This stuff is meant to be  appreciated and admired for the work.

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L’il boxes, tiny boxes

Decoupage

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I’ve found making comic art boxes to be quite relaxing lately, but I’ve become a little obsessed. I’ve actually made a dozen or so, but end up giving them away. People like them, but producing one box is rather expensive, so not sure how long this additional hobby is going to last or where I’m going to put them all.

I tried varnish, but actually have had some reasonable results with “Mod Podge”. The secret seems to be pre-treating the surface and lots of light sanding between coats followed by quick application on the wooden surface. I do all the surfaces so the boxes can be displayed from any direction.

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The plumber’s house always has leaky pipes

my logo

I’ve tried scatchin’ my initials into work for years, but only recently came up with this mashup that I can, at least temporarily, be at peace with. Roughly styled on the Greek ‘Phi’. Now onto new biz cards.

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