When you create new art all the time like I do, occasionally you’ll have to retire certain prints to keep the originality of the image alive. At this year’s FanExpo I noticed a lot of my very popular ‘Captain Cal and the Tiger named Hobbes’ prints were selling, more than the other Calvin & Hobbes art I sell. I started asking a few people what drew them to the piece and it turns out it wasn’t so much Calvin & Hobbes but the Firefly motif.
Firefly was the brief space western tv series created by Joss Whedon in the mid-2000s that garnered a very passionate fan following. It turns out there’s very little Firefly fan artwork or merchandise available anymore. Given the amount of time that’s passed since the series was on TV (10+ years now) and the continued interest from fans in the series, the lack of product is quite surprising.
This lead me to a decision – since this piece has been one of the most popular among my art, and since it’s popular primarily for the Firefly connection, I’ve decided to retire this art piece. I’ve already printed the final run and am already selling it publicly. Once they’re gone, they’re gone. If you love this piece you’d better contact me right away to reserve your own.
“But Adam,” you may be saying, “If Firefly is still popular then why are you retiring this Firefly piece?!? YOU JERKSTORE YOU!” First of all, calm down, nerdlinger…I got you. I’ll be starting a brand-new Firefly-inspired PAINTING in the coming months that will be a permanent part of my artshow prints. I’ll have big and small prints of it available too! I assure you Browncoats…it will be SHINY.
For now I can only say that this piece has been like a leaf on the wind for me. I’ll miss you Captain Cal…you’ll never take the sky from me.