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May 1st is Free Comic Book Day 2010

Every year, the first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day.  Participating stores give out free comics to anybody who comes in.  See the Free Comic Book Day site to find a store near you.

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MovieMaker Magazine Lifetime Subscription for $49

Here at Dumbworld, some would say we are lowdown cheapskates.  We prefer frugal- so this deal sounds like the new black to us.  Moviemaker magazine lifetime subscription for $49.

Josh Fernandez Reading from His Poetry Collection, Kim Jong Il and Other Mythical Beasts

I followed Josh Fernadez’s writing in the Sacramento News and Review for some time (it was the first thing I read in every isssue, OK– I’m lying– the spicy personals were the first thing, but I digress), but who knew he was a pretty good poet too. 

You can read some of his stuff here.  Josh will read from his latest collection on Thursday, August 20 at Luna’s Café, 1414 16th Street at 8 p.m.

Free Movies in the Sacramento Area?

No really!  The only catch is that you have to get a library card.  In fact, you can order the DVDs online and pick them up at that branch of your choice (and there are lots of branches).  Elizabeth from examiner.com has the scoop.

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Guerrilla Marketing and a List From 60 Second Marketer: 51 Low Cost or No Cost Ways to Promote Your Business (or Film, Book, Art, Etc.) During a Recession

Dumbworld just picked up “Guerrilla Marketing Online Weapons” ( Jay Conrad Levinson and Charles Rubin) from the library (part of Levinson’s Guerrilla Marketing serious).  Admitedly, it is old (no, ancient– 1996), so a lot has changed with the internet since it was first published (social networking, blogs, etc), but it is a very easy read, the concepts are useful (at least to me) , and it doesn’t take much imagination to apply them to the present online environment. 

On a related tip (and more current), the 60 Second Marketer has a free blog list of 51 Low Cost or No Cost Ways to Promote Your Business During a Recession

Hate to be a spoiler, but my favorite is #51:

“51. Take 500 $1 bills with a yellow stickie on them. Write your URL on the yellow stickie with a mention that the first person to contact you off of your website gets another $500. Go into an office building, a mall or a hotel with an atrium. Throw the 500 $1 bills with your URL on them off the balcony. Video tape it and upload the video to YouTube. Promote the YouTube video on your website. Watch the buzz start flowing almost immediately. “

Any other suggestions for good sources on Marketing and Promotions?

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Superman’s Home Planet Finally Desegregated and Barack Obama in Spider Man Comic Book

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And on the subject of race relations and comics books- Barack Obama to be in Spider Man Comic Book


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Motion Class

I took a Motion class yesterday, and I am kind of embarrassed that I haven’t played around with Motion more. I learned how to do a number of motion graphics and visual effects that I had seen others do but never tried myself, although I had always had the tools at my fingertips.  Pitiful.

Also, half way through the class I figured out that the instructor was Mark Spencer, the author of this article that I linked to a couple of days ago.  Small world.  At the end of the class, I answered a question on Motion correctly (I guess it pays to pay attention) and won a copy of Mark’s book, Motion Graphics and Effects in Final Cut Studio 2.  No more excuses, I guess.

Also, Mark has a blog on Motion that you might want to check out.