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Brian Shamie
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Twiddler of bits, desk-rocking pixel pusher. I do newspapering and I draw pictures all day. I like coffee. And I'm not Ted.
Twiddler of bits, desk-rocking pixel pusher. I do newspapering and I draw pictures all day. I like coffee. And I'm not Ted.

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One of the Chicago area's recent rock 'n' roll success stories is The Orwells, a garage-punk band from Elmhurst. I got a chance to speak with the band as it prepares for a U.S. tour:

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Check it out! An hour in my kinda-sorta-adopted hometown!

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New entry: The Eaux Claires music festival in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

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Contest entry: The assignment for this Creative Allies contest was to design a tour poster for the musical artist Romans inspired by his latest single “Uh Huh.” 

https://creativeallies.com/contests/1043-design-a-tour-poster-for-romans

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"Holding On to You" - I liked the original concept for this, but the execution felt very Art101. But I've learned a few more things about how powerful Illustrator can be, so here's the updated version. 

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New project/contest entry! Man, I wish this was a real single-day music fest. At any rate, the portfolio grows.
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Taurus looks totally badass!
You've never seen your Zodiac sign like this before. Damon Hellandbrand reimagines each as a detailed monster. http://bit.ly/1ypin2e

What's your sign?
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DEAR PEOPLE WHO ARE INTO CATS AND EXPLOSIONS AND GOATS AND SASQUATCHES:   I helped create a new card game and it's available now.  

http://www.explodingkittens.com

90 second explanation of the game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtREUajBwIQ
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Got a chance to chat with rocker/filmmaker Rob Zombie yesterday about his haunted house, which opens today in Villa Park. (I'll be doing a bigger story on his haunted house and others in the suburbs for the Oct. 10 edition of Time Out, the Daily Herald's entertainment section.)

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