Recycled pocket books, The Heckadeck, and more from More Lies Publishing

I had a chance to meet up with Travis Nichols, a local artist and game designer, and chat about some of his newest projects. Travis’s Heckadeck is a crazy new twist on a deck of cards, with extra suits and cards added to inspire new games or creative versions of existing games. His newest project is a series of pocket books created with mismatched recycled papers. The hardest part of starting a new sketch book for me is being intimidated by a bunch of clean white pages. I often feel like I’m about to ruin something. That’s why I love using sketch books that already have images or marks in them.

Watch my interview with Travis about the Heckadeck and More Lies Pocket Books:

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Denim Wallets available again

About ten years ago, I was paying rent in SF by yo-yoing, tailoring, and selling denim wallets. The wallets were made with the scraps from high end selvage jeans and, like a pair of great jeans, got better with age. I stopped making these wallets about 5 years ago, but often get asked to make a few more, mostly from folks who lost their first denim wallet and want a replacement.

So I’ve made a few more wallets and listed them on my Etsy page (with more to come probably). There are two styles currently, red leather with gold selvage denim or brown leather with double denim. All my wallets are designed with a minimum design that tucks into itself to stay closed.


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DIY Darth Sweater

I’m really happy with this quick sweater “hack” I made with an old crewneck sweater and child’s Darth Vader costume that I found at the thrift store. These costumes are really easy to find used, or you can buy one online.

I didn’t do anything fancy, I just cut off the silkscreened chest piece from the costume and sewed it onto the front of the sweater. It looks great and was super easy to make.
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An enamel pin based on Grand Moff Tarkin’s medallion

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Ever spent so much time searching for a thing, that you finally decided to just make it for yourself? I’m a big Star Wars fan and really wanted a high quality enamel pin based Grand Moff Tarkin’s imperial uniform. So I finally made some.

Tarkin is one of my all-time favorite Star Wars characters, and the medallion on his uniform is one of those things that people instantly notice, but can’t quite place where it’s from. A few months ago, I made an illustration and color palette based on this uniform, but I’m super stoked to be able to finally WEAR it.

I’m selling these Grand Moff Tarkin enamel pins on my Gumroad page. You can pick up a copy of my Far Away comic while you are there too.