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The Devil’s Candy Store Adds Jason Felix

In Uncategorized on April 15, 2009 at 8:53 am

For Immediate Release: Chicago, IL & San Francisco, CA— The Devil’s Candy Store (TDCS) founders Charlie Athanas and Denise Dorman are pleased to announce the addition of renowned digital artist, Jason Felix, to their design studio. Felix has more than 15 years of experience in the entertainment industry, working in comics, book covers, videogame projects and film.

Said Felix, “It’s a privilege to be within a collective of artists in which each person brings to the table a unique look and original ideas.” Athanas added, “Jason’s vast talents bring a personality and edge that infuses the world-building capabilities of the studio with a strong 21st century sensibility.”

TDCS formed in 2007 to create a virtual design studio intent on developing “Exotic Contraband from Impossible Worlds” for fans in the horror, sci-fi and fantasy markets. To date, the high-end collectibles they’ve developed include a one-of-a-kind, gold-plated and bejeweled “Madame Isis” vampire-killing sword based on NY Times best-selling author L.A. Banks’ Vampire Huntress novels, and a concept art book based on the same 12-volume series.

TDCS artist, Craig Elliott, was honored with a Spectrum Gold Award (art direction by Charlie Athanas) for his painting in the TDCS concept art book, “Exotic Contraband: L.A. Banks’ The Vampire Huntress Legend”, launched at San Diego Comic-Con 2008.

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Some Smart Feedback on the FTC Blogger Ruling

In Uncategorized on April 15, 2009 at 1:00 am

Sharing with you (with permission) what one of my wise master-mind group friends thought of the new ruling:

Why just target parenting blogs? The FTC should extend this policy to any blogger compensated to review products or services. And, they ought to think about regulation any “anti-” or “I hate…” site, since damn near every one of them violates intellectual property rights as well as frequently straying into libelous territory. I’m thinking more of Wal-Mart, but I will say that I think the Consumerist blog is a heaping pile of whale dung. I just don’t think it is OK for sites to throw up some cockamamie story without verifying it first – because if it proves to not be true, these blogs never recant them or remove them.

I’m generally for as little regulation from the government as possible, but until there is a pill that makes people smart enough to question the legitimacy of what they read on the Internet …

Denise’s comment – Or until everyone who sends me an urban myth rediscovers….