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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Blankets By Charles Burns & Other Master Cartoonists

Welcome to the Crowdsourcing Mornings segment!  Every weekday morning, Geek Alabama talks about and features one crowdsourcing project from crowdsourcing sites such as Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and others.  The hope with Crowdsourcing Mornings is to feature and help a project be successful and reach its fundraising goal.  Please enjoy today’s featured project!

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A strange and glorious treasure from one of the greatest artists of our time: a woven blanket featuring new original work by the one and only Charles Burns.

This stunning piece joins our ILLUMINATED TAPESTRIES collection, featuring blankets by Lisa Hanawalt, Yuko Shimizu, Jim Woodring, Lorenzo Mattotti and Michael DeForge. All set to ship before the holidays.

Charles Burns (BLACK HOLE, LAST LOOK) is celebrated for his comics and illustration work, with a career dating back forty years. From RAW Magazine to Iggy Pop album covers to MTV Liquid Television cartoons, his work has visited itself upon the the material world in many vibrant forms. And yet, here in the year of our Lord two thousand and twenty three, he has somehow not yet created new work designed to be woven onto a soft-touch organic cotton blanket.

That ends right now. We present to you: “Creepy Crawlers” by Charles Burns. An image designed specifically to be loom-woven at massive 60″ x 80″ scale into a stunning tapestry-style textile.

This troubling, beautiful piece is available right now in a two-week popup campaign. We’re fast-tracking fulfillment on this one, in order to get you this blanket and all our others before the holidays. We plan to fulfill this campaign completely by the beginning of December. Create a portal to a stranger, more vivid world beneath your Christmas tree.

In addition to this beautiful Burns piece, we have our entire series of ILLUMINATED TAPESTRIES available for sale, individually or as heavily discounted collection sets. (One complete set can knock out half of your holiday gift list in one fell swoop.) A seven-piece collection of stunning textiles by visionary cartoonists, illustrators, designers and makers. You can peruse them below.

The days are getting short and the winds are getting cold, friends. A solstice is imminent. It’s time to get cozy.


As of November 7th, this project has raised $14,400 of their $3,000 goal. This project has 3 days left to raise as much as it can. For a pledge of $200, you will get one blanket.  For a pledge of $475, you will get three blankets.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:

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