By Erika Moen on February 18, 2013
Trixie Biltmore, Jonathan Case, Natalie Nourigat, Ron Chan and Steve Lieber.
Middle row, sitting:
Dylan Meconis, Colleen Coover, Paul Tobin, Lucy Bellwood, Cat Farris and me.
They are going to be exhibiting at Emerald City Comic-Con next month at table 102* and wanted to have a poster of some bonafide cartoonists modeling their wares– this is cross-over marketing of which I full heartedly approve.
*(Periscope will have its own island of tables numbered 2621/2627 and Dylan Meconis and I will be sharing booth 2615)This resulted in Zaf and Jen coming in to the studio with a basket of socks for us to choose from and staging a pretty grand photoshoot.
It may sound unusual that a sock company would be embraced and beloved in geek/fandom culture, but they totally are with their specialty nerd-centric sock themes and they’re very public about being staffed by people into alternative cultures. The company feels very personal in how they communicate and interact with their buyers and go to great lengths to be as inclusive and progressive as they can with their products and customer service. They really go above and beyond.
The last several months I’ve been on a real pink and teal color kick in my clothing, so when I was instantly drawn to these GORGEOUS O Basics over-the-knees– and they totally complimented my bright orange shoes that my dad had just given to me as a gift last month. These socks? Oh my god, they are SO comfortable; soft and gently snug. GAH, love them so much!!
Here’s a few more of my behind-the-scenes shots:
(Haha, I realize this kind of reads like an ad or sponsored post– it’s absolutely not. In the spirit of transparency, they did let me keep the socks I modeled, but that was just as repayment for posing for them. I just genuinely love this company and have purchased tons of their products out of pocket over the years! I’m a real fan.)