One of these fun things harkens back to a sketch I did last year in April... the Nerdlings. The idea came to me when I thought about how being a nerd is actually cool these days. The San Diego Comic Con, for example, has become one of the biggest events of the year. Each year you'll notice a large crowd of people who are not your typical geeky types, in attendance. That leads me to believe that the world is beginning to accept their inner geek. Geeky stuff is now mainstream, and worth billions of dollars (Disney bought Marvel, didn't they?), and people like Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg are heroes to this generation of teenagers. You don't have to hide your comics from your girlfriend anymore and you can wear that Star Trek t-shirt outside! Heck, I even designed a shirt celebrating the fact.
The Nerdlings will be a nod to today's love affair with nerds. It took awhile, but it's finally cool to be smart, quote Star Wars, read comics and play Dungeons and Dragons. Well... maybe not the last one. ;)
P.S. Here's a quick video that will illustrate the matter. Lewis Skolnick and Gilbert Lowell would be proud of how things have progressed. (Watch at 1:30)
P.S. Would you like to see this Nerdling as a limited edition print or a t-shirt? I would love to hear your thoughts.