LINER NOTE 13: PHOTOS OF THE BAND
Cecilia here today.
Those of you following the DGC Twitter feed have already seen these images, but here they are for everyone to enjoy.
I was searching through a stock photography site for a book cover for something else entirely, and stumbled across a photo that had Daron written all over it. And even more startlingly, there on the same page, was one that could be Ziggy. Whoa. (Note, due to limitations for posting pictures on Wattpad, only the picture at the top of the page is included, please use this link http://daron.ceciliatan.com/archives/853 to see all the band pictures, including Ziggy!)
I immediately dug out the old Spin article (which is about to come back into the plot, by reader demand) and typeset it (horrible sans serif fonts and all) in the Spin style, inserting the photos. It's a full-color PDF, if you're interested click here.
I've been looking for potential "played by" photos of the guys for quite some time (years!), and just wasn't finding anything among the famous actors and real life musicians that would work. I could make comparisons to Michael Hutchence and Tommy Shaw and whoever, but couldn't point to a photo. But now you can finally get at least a glimpse of what they might be like!
These photos are very specific, and each captures an emotion or a feel that fits, as well as just a general visual sense. Interestingly, on the stock sites I use, you can "search for more images of the same model." Neither of them looks at all right in their other photos, which just goes to show how ephemeral it is to capture a character.
As Daron wrote, "I hate my publicity photos like normal people hate the way their voices sound on tape." What caught my eye about the black and white one was a certain kind of sullen vulnerability that really fits Daron. Plus it does look quite like him, and he's holding the guitar like a shield. In the color one where he's actually playing, his hair is hiding his face, which is another really standard Daron thing. These images are Copyright © Branislav Ostojic and I have purchased them for use on DGC.
All of the images in this post I found via the stock photo site , which I highly recommend.)
I also looked and looked for someone for Bart. No luck yet. I did find a few that are Bart-like, but none of them are right. In case you're curious, here are links to a few:, , (especially with the girl kissing him).
Christian, by the way, looks like a young, skinny Warren Lapine (former editor of sf magazine Absolute Magnitude). (Here are a couple of images of Warren from the current day, which is to say he's in his 40s and isn't skinny but still looks damn good.)
Now, what's all this about a MEME CONTEST??
Here we go! Various fans of DGC have gotten into making memes or "quote art" — combining photos with quotes from the series. I've decided why not make it a contest? Here are the rules:
PRIZE: Grand prize will be a DGC Prize Pack including a Moondog Three tote bag, both paperback omnibus editions of Daron's Guitar Chronicles, and a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Five runners up will get a prize pack of a tote bag and all seven ebook editions.Deadline for entry is September 9, 2015.HOW TO ENTER: All entries must be made by posting to one or more of the following social media networks: Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, or Instagram with the tag or hashtag #daronquotes. If you post the same meme/quote art to more than one, you will be entered more times!VERIFY: To verify your entries and make sure we didn't miss them, email links to your meme posts to firstname.lastname@example.org.REQUIREMENTS: The size of each entry must be a minimum of 640 pixels wide and 360 pixels tall, and a maximum of 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall. (If your art is too big, use a free resizing tool like or .) To be on the safe side and make sure you're not infringing on a photographer or artist's copyright, either get permission from the artist to use their image, or use images that are licensed for re-use, are public domain, or Creative Commons. You can search popular photo sources like Flickr and Google Image search with a filter to only show you CC or non-copyrighted images.OPTIONAL: You don't have to add the DGC logo to your meme or quote art, but if you want to, you can grab the images from the bottom of this post:.
Quotes can be from any part of Daron's Guitar Chronicles. They don't have to be from Book 7.
That's it! I can't wait to see what you guys come up with!
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