Monday, September 26, 2011

Extra Fun Stuff

I do have some extra fun stuff that I get to tell you. The first one is: Nike MAG. The second one is: book cover.

So let's start with the Nike MAG. As you may know, in the hit film Back to the Future II (a film I am mildly obsessed with), Marty McFly wears a pair of super awesome Nike MAGs in the year 2015. Well, this year, Nike actually made 1,510 pairs and auctioned them off on eBay with all the proceeds going to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation

Here's a video about it:

I was fortunate enough to get a pair, and they arrived in the mail today! I couldn't be more excited! Thank you to Nike and Michael J. Fox for doing this! :)

Here just a few of the 800 pictures I took of them:

The rad label that was on the box it shipped in.

The shoebox.

The shoes!
Nike MAG!

The Nike MAG with my Back to the Future II  Delorean. (I had the Delorean prior to getting the shoes. It did not come with it)

Onto the second part of the good news. I got the go ahead to announce who's doing the book covers for my upcoming book Wake (coming Fall 2012 with St. Martin's). It's James Porto!

For those of you unfamiliar with him, he's an amazing photographer, and he honestly is my favorite photographer ever. I've been in love with his work since I was sixteen.

Here is the very first picture I saw of his. I actually tore out of an artbook in high school (sorry, Mr. Loeschen), because I loved the picture so much. This was eleven years ago, and I still have the picture, because I think it's so amazing.

And of course, James Porto did the cover for Hush, Hush, which is really luscious.

He doesn't only do winged people, though, which is good because the cover for Wake has no wings and the book contains no angels. I've seen the preliminary shots for the cover, and they are BEAUTIFUL. I can't wait to see what they look when he's finished, and I definitely can't wait until I can show you guys.