Thursday, August 1, 2019

So, who wants to be on a Dark Shadows trading card?

UPDATE: Thanks for everyone who participated today in #DarkestSelfie on Twitter. It probably came as a surprise to a lot of people ... I expect to be getting selfies for the rest of the day, but can't promise I'll be able to "card" them. Anyhoo, here's a collage of today's event. If anyone wants to do this again, I've got templates for the green trading card ready to go.

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Fangoria did something amazing online yesterday. As part of the magazine's 40th anniversary, some poor graphic designer spent several hours incorporating selfies submitted by readers into previous Fango covers. IT WAS GLORIOUS. You can see a small gallery of the images HERE. (If you've ever been curious about what I look like, you can see what they did to me HERE.)

It was a fantastic celebration of the community that has accumulated around the magazine over the years, and an idea that seems worth ripping off. So, beginning at 11 a.m. EST today, tag me on Twitter @CousinBarnabas, use the hashtag #DarkestSelfie and send me your most gothic photo ... and I'll turn it into a Dark Shadows trading card! (I'll be shutting down at noon, so you've got one hour to get me your photos.)

The format for this go-round will be the original pink-bordered trading cards. If this experiment is a success we'll try this again with the green Dark Shadows cards and maybe even ... well, I've got some ideas.

This is a spur-of-the-moment announcement so anything can happen. It might be a dud. Or I might be getting fitted for a carpal tunnel glove later today.

- Wallace

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