I made these for myself, but these make perfect gifts for anyone on your Christmas gift list!
(Actually, they don’t make perfect gifts, because they won’t make sense to anyone outside the LEP readership.)
“Forsooth, sucka!” paraphernalia featuring Sir E striking a heroic pose. The T-shirts come complete with the story of how he saved Queen Elizabeth on the back (except for the Value T-shirt).
2010 Liquid Egg Product calendars. There’s a full 12 month calendar, containing both completely new images and classic images re-done for the calendar. There are also simpler calendar prints — a single, glossy 11″ x 17″ page.
You’ll notice Mr. E looks just a little different. He had to be redesigned, as CafePress was not comfortable with how similar Mr. E looked to a certain human celebrity, if you know who I mean.
No, I’m not mad and can’t really blame them. It’s probably best in the long run anyway.
Navigating the minefield
The whole selling for money thing also means some of the best stuff from the past could not be included in the full calendar. Such as the Mascot playing Kasparov in their advertisement for Captain Morgan’s rum. Or the Chess Enquirer. I could probably beg Blunderprone to get his permission to allow his image on the calendar. But the chances of getting Elizabeth Vicary’s permission is not as good, not to mention no chance with Joel Benjamin (who probably doesn’t have the foggiest idea who we are).
I also had to be careful about my graphics toolbox. For example, I was going to use Terragen for one of the months, but the free version doesn’t allow commercial use. Unfortunately, the $99 simply isn’t worth it for just one picture. (But it’s a cool program!)