The very talented Ms Teegs is not simply a gifted artist (and member of the very exclusive Howler Monkeys' Guesties Club), but also co-owner of Melbourne-based Ink & Spindle, dealers in hand screen-printed textiles...! I KNOW, RIGHT...?
Teegs has worked long and hard on this piece, and I'm flattered that she's made time to fit this into her extremely busy schedule. It marks the first textured, hand-crafted collage piece as Howler Monkeys Episode, and I'm stoked with the result.
The Ep. is similar to Cecile's 'Speed 'N' Wheels' movie poster Ep., in that, rather than being a strict remake, it's a reinterpretation of existing material, in this case, Jett's bridal gown/entrance from Episode 9/10 - Invitation Only.
I like the effort that's been put into the design of Jett's dress. In my version (as previously discussed, based on that worn by Stephanie Seymour in Guns N' Roses' 'November Rain' video), Jett's dress is straight black. Teegs' design adds flourish, but is still totally what a rock chick frontwoman like Jett would wear.
Again, this is yet another different take on what a Howler Monkeys Ep. could/should be, and I'm proud to present it. I'm equally proud to have Teegs' Ep. as a Milestone Episode; No. 150.
Quite literally, years of work has gone into the past 150 Episodes, and I couldn't have reached this milestone without your readership and support (and, in some cases, your collaboration), so THANK YOU.
So, what now...? Well, I have planned one more conventional Episode before taking a bit of a break. With the exception of the past five Eps, almost every Episode of the past 150 has been published with weekly regularity. Next week's Episode will be numbered 151, as I am dispensing with the '10 regular eps, 5 special eps' Series format. I am also attempting to break from the traditional A4-page, 5-row, black-and-white presentation style (although it is proving quite difficult). This should allow for a greater variety of Eps, ease of placement of further Guesties, and the chance to 'get topical', should a current issue inspire an Episode (or two).
So, to recap: Teegs' Ep. is AWESOME. All my Guesties have been AWESOME. Reaching 150 Episodes is AWESOME. And you, my readers, fans and followers, are AWESOME.