Read for Pixels: Operation Cover Pose
Yes, it is exactly what you think it is.
The Read for Pixels campaign is working to end violence against women. They’ve raised more than $5000 already, and now they’re shooting for $10K. If we can reach that goal, I will come out of cover pose retirement to do one of three covers. And if you donate between now and October 19, you get to help vote for which one!
I’ve seen all three potential poses: one is from a book cover, and the other two are from comics. The idea of trying to imitate any of them frightens me.
ETA: And if we make it to $15K, things will get exponentially more interesting and entertaining!
October 5, 2015 @ 5:05 pm
You do enough of these and you could make a calendar and sell them as well…..lol.
I may as well not be the only fan that was “introduced” to you by these stunning glamour shots.
October 6, 2015 @ 8:47 am
@Mark – Nope, you’re not the only one! And I love the calendar idea.
@Jim – This is definitely one of those times I regret the loss of my eyesight. You don’t realize how ridiculous some of those contortions are until you see an actual human trying to achieve them…
Jim C. Hines
October 6, 2015 @ 1:32 pm
We actually did a calendar a few years back as part of the fundraiser. For some reason, it didn’t sell too well. I can’t imagine why 😉
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October 7, 2015 @ 3:53 pm
So does the “15,773 Pixels Revealed” mean that the donation mark is at $15,773 ? I’m not familiar with Read for Pixels and their site is a tad confusing.
I mean, I’m happy to try & get it to a $20,000 stretch goal if that’s the case, just trying to figure out where things stand.
Jim C. Hines
October 7, 2015 @ 3:58 pm
It does not, I’m afraid. That’s the total of two or three years of fundraising, I believe. The current goal is to reach $10K in the current window. Looking at the Indiegogo page, we’re currently at $5850. Sorry if all of that was unclear.
October 7, 2015 @ 6:56 pm
Ahh, thanks for the clarification. And no worries, most likely just not enough coffee on my part. 😉
October 8, 2015 @ 3:04 am
I’ve donated to the pixel project yesterday. Sounds like a great cause for sure. Thanks for this post Jim. 🙂
I’m sorry to hear the Year of the Poser calendar didn’t sell too well. I bought the calendar and I loved it! It was hilarious! 🙂
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October 9, 2015 @ 3:17 pm
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