Posts Tagged ‘Stories on Stuff’

Polite Babies coming for Christmas

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

I have been working with a number of designers on a bunch of designs for a line of t-shirts and other fabrics as well as accessories that includes cups, bags, hats, etc. I’m releasing them through my hidden people creative story outfit that’s evolving to wherever it feels it needs to go. I hurriedly launched this last December, Just To Get It Out, since the concept had been on a major back burner for years.

Then I had to get more serious and professional about it with some long-term vision to boot. So now, after much work, I have four launches scheduled this year and into 2013 of different designs. The first batch is nearly ready and they are called the “Polite Babies” series.

It is basically for kids, but no one is stopping anyone from putting them on more adult-sized stuff.

Here’s a few (a taster if you will).







I’ll let you know when they are released (sometime next month it says here on my ambitious schedule.)

Thanks for dropping by. – Vincent

T-shirts (finally, at last, in spite of all)

Monday, December 19th, 2011



In my clumsy, icky way, I’m “announcing” something I have thought and developed over ten years. Working with graphic designers and my brain for something I was calling stories on stuff. T-shirts designs and…whatever designs…. Couldn’t ever quite get it right to my fussy satisfaction. Kept delaying getting it out there. Wanted it to be perfect. Shot myself in the foot, both of them, feet, bang and bang. With big plans and great hesitation.

Enough. I say, enough.

If you are in the USA, North America generally, even the Americas, click right here to have a look!.

If you are in Europe or (what they call in the USA) “the rest of the world”, click right here to have a look see.

See if you like something you see.

I’ll get fancy, and develope this, and make videos, and broaden the graphic artists I work with, and work with different materials and outlets and ideas and soon comes polite babies and impolite adults and more kiddie things and in your face as well as on your back…but the main thing is, it is finally out there, out before Christmas (waaaaaaaaaaaay too late, but this was my deadline and I’m hitting it even if it is hitting me back), and and and, that’s it, for now.

Thanks for whatever you are about to do….

2011 begins — some plans & thoughts of things to come

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

FIRST OF ALL: I have a short video greetings for 2011 if you want to have a look click here.

NOW.
For those paying attention, all five of you, after serializing Brussegem, a snug hell during the last limping weeks of 2010, I’m looking at this as my publishing schedule for 2011:

THE BOY IN THE SANDWICH (children’s fiction)
HOW TO FIND YOURSELF (illustrated version)
Stories on Stuff (Dot Hippo – kid’s textiles)
THE NICE GUY (first novel)
SLICES (novel on business)
INTIMATE DIALOGUES (short stories)
Stories on Stuff (Polite babies)
THE NEXT GENIUS (Novel on artist)
THE BLUE SPOT IN MY HEAD (Part One in fictionalized trilogy)
Stories on Stuff (3 & 4 – kid’s for Christmas)

“The Boy in the Sandwich” will be presented for the world to lick and look at very shortly. Will be putting some free chapters online on a weekly basis, along with audio clips from the novel.

The comes the new, illustrated version of “How to Find Yourself (or a reasonable facsimile)”.
Maybe a couple of chapters of that, too (again), and me reading some chapters. Also free and weekly.

These two books were supposed to see the light of day toward the end of last year, but things got reshuffled and re-organized. The first “How to” book had to be fully reformatted and laid-out due to errors I wrote about somewhere in this blog during the last year. We can’t have that again, so took time to reorganize the publishing work flow. I thought each book would take three months from finished manuscript to launch, but there’s far too much to do properly; properly takes time. So now I’m aiming at a four month launch of each book, from final period to book available.

And adjust accordingly if that still doesn’t supply enough space & time. See whether I actually keep to the publishing schedule this year….

As I have had occasion to mention: I have well over a decade of experience in international publishing in one of the top three media companies. But it is one thing being part of a system, and being the whole system oneself. So refinement in my hidden people venture was called for. To Get It Right. And no doubt this, like life, will be an on-going process.

Beyond books, next up is a final setting up with audio book distributors as I have three audio books just about done and wanting life. Same with my Stories on Stuff T-shirts and textiles and whatnot spin-offs (with “Boy in the Sandwich” and “How to” coming fully born with illustrations…).

Meanwhile, I’m thinking up stories on t-shirts and for kid’s nightwear. Then I want to make a video, or write a play, or write a 300 word story. So that’s what I do: Whatever Comes Up Next.

Thanks for dropping by and reading. –Vincent

WHAT’S COMING UP–fiction, textiles and memories of rejection

Monday, September 20th, 2010



Here’s what’s coming your way in the next weeks & months that me and my expanding media and publishing company (insert smiley face here), hidden people have been busy with over the summer

My novella about an artist in Belgium, Brussegem, a snug hell, coming early October 2010. Here’s the cover:


Then come mid-November, there’s my kids’ story/book The Boy in the Sandwich. Here’s an early rough drawing for its cover:

It’s for children from 8 years and up, up, up.

Also coming out with an illustrated, re-formatted version of How to Find Yourself (or a reasonable facsimile).



DO NOT LOOK FOR YOURSELF UNDER THE LIVING ROOM COUCH!

The launch of my Stories-on-Stuff merchandise empire (more smiley face insertions), where I’ll have t-shirts, a kid’s pj’s story called “The Dot Hippo”…another about polite babies…all sorts of different T-shirts, cups, umbrellas and such like, working with various designers: lots coming down and going on here.

A free short-short called Killing the Furniture from my “Noises from the House” section. Here’s the first sentence: When people come knocking on my front door, the first thing I do is ignore them.

Me in a video suffering from another rejection letter to a novel of mine from Chatto & Windus some years ago.


Some stills from all sorts of other videos coming up:















All this coming up and then…the next thing…and after that…the next thing.

Thanks for reading, and please stick around (or send others over to SUBSCRIBE), things are just warming up around here! Vincent