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26 March 2010 @ 04:20 am
Bats at the Library [95 icons]  
Some of us think bats are cute, I was pleased to discover that the man who wrote & illustrated Bats at the Library feels similarly. Mr. Lies makes sure that the proceeds from his web-winged capers go to benefit the real things that go flap in the night, so I encourage you to check out his books as well!

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First I painstakingly scanned the pages, then reduced each in size, cropped suitable images, played with them in photoshop (while maintaining the integrity of source art and attempting a variety of interesting styles), some are discarded in a final analysis, the chosen are labeled, uploaded to photobucket at a fee per month to keep them available, arranged tastefully into a table, and meticulously organized into a post for sharing. All this followed by massive pimping to inform of their existence.

It is fun, but it's also a lot of work!

Therefore, if you enjoy an icon, it's a very nice way to say "thank you" just by crediting the maker (and/or the original artist). I've admired icon makers since I arrived at LiveJournal, and gotten to know many bloggers through this tiny and free form of artistic manipulation, but specifically wanted to offer a slightly different brand than what is usually available. Rather than ego, it is the hope of making a friend that the request for credit stems from -- for others, as well of myself, in search of those elusive connections.

Thank you.

credit: theidolhands
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L'Ignota: librarianlignota on March 26th, 2010 12:00 pm (UTC)
Aw! Those are really cute. I'll have to snag a couple, though it's hard to decide which. Will credit when used.
☆: Bats (lamp)theidolhands on March 26th, 2010 12:03 pm (UTC)
Vielen danke!
Yuri: Girl with white catyueshi on March 26th, 2010 12:02 pm (UTC)
never heard of this book, but the icons are really cute!
maight come back any snag some.
☆: Bats (lamp)theidolhands on March 26th, 2010 12:04 pm (UTC)
I discovered by way of a stranger sharing cellphone snapshots on the Internet, then checked it out of the library myself! :)

Please do come back and poke around some too. ;)
(no subject) - yueshi on March 26th, 2010 09:22 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - theidolhands on March 26th, 2010 11:18 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - yueshi on March 27th, 2010 06:34 pm (UTC) (Expand)
...in the Belfry? - theidolhands on March 28th, 2010 10:06 pm (UTC) (Expand)
T.trishtrash on March 26th, 2010 12:06 pm (UTC)
These are unutterably cute, thank you for sharing :) I'm taking #62, will credit with pleasure.

Thanks also for adding another book to my TBR list.... no, really ;)
☆: Bats (lamp)theidolhands on March 26th, 2010 01:14 pm (UTC)
And a pleasure as always to do business with you.

See, that's another thing I like about making graphics, it happens to be a nifty way to expose people to new and/or favorite things that might interest them!
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☆: Bats (shadow)theidolhands on March 26th, 2010 01:15 pm (UTC)
I rather like those illustrations too, bats swimming through the inky sky in their unique way.

Thanks so much for the specific feedback!
uglyclouds on March 26th, 2010 12:56 pm (UTC)
#37 and #18. A reading bat is too adorable!
Thank you for sharing ! <3 Will credit of course.
☆: Bats (shadow)theidolhands on March 26th, 2010 01:19 pm (UTC)
You better, or Mike will sic his squirter on you!! ;p
I'm so glad you approve!

What is strange, once again proves to be delightful.
This book makes me wish I could keep them as pets!
Why not, he is also "The Maestro"? - theidolhands on March 28th, 2010 10:20 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Now, want to draw MJ as the Maestro and bats ! - uglyclouds on March 31st, 2010 01:07 am (UTC) (Expand)
Monstrously Stylish: Connor Squeeglamourcorpse on March 26th, 2010 01:12 pm (UTC)
Beautiful! Great job and I guess I have a new book to add to the buy list.
☆: Bats (lamp)theidolhands on March 26th, 2010 01:18 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!

I had no idea that bats had come to require protecting until this book! D:

How anyone couldn't find them cute instead of scary I couldn't fathom, but this book should go far for their personal relations, and further...they eat bugs! They're really useful creatures overall and bother nearly no one at all.
The Mistlethrush: Expressions -  Crow & Gull laughinggairid on March 26th, 2010 01:24 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful set! I took the entire set and will credit when used, of course...thank you for your hard ork!

I'm also going to get this book for my nephew--he loves bats !
☆: a - Soot Spritestheidolhands on March 26th, 2010 02:11 pm (UTC)
Lucky, nephew~!
Thank you so much for taking a look and the major compliment.

I thought I was the only one who did things like collect entire icon sets!

I had fun once and it was awfulvisiblemarket on March 26th, 2010 01:31 pm (UTC)
This book is about the cutest thing in the world. I worked at a bookstore, and I was always randomly flipping through it even when I wasn't supposed to be in the kids department. The icons are wonderful!
☆: Bats (lamp)theidolhands on March 26th, 2010 02:09 pm (UTC)
I too found myself in the children's section and felt foolish for a moment, a book so wonderful hardly seems like it should be limited to the younger populace. xD

Thank you for saying so as well as sharing the memory! Clearly Mr. Lies has a talent for spurring on passion through his work!
Vi: Penguinsvitaminvi on March 26th, 2010 01:56 pm (UTC)
awwwww, baby bats :')
I wish I knew what #16 said in the bubble.

Thank you for making these. I'm not sure which ones I'll take yet, but I'll definitely credit you.
☆: Bats (shadow)theidolhands on March 26th, 2010 02:07 pm (UTC)
"No more melted cheese for me, no"
Ask and you shall receive. I believe it is a reference to Bed Knobs and Broomsticks.

I know, they're so teeny!! <3
I'm still trying to figure out the floaters, though...
Re: "No more melted cheese for me, no" - vitaminvi on March 26th, 2010 02:15 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Sorry, "floaties": - theidolhands on March 26th, 2010 02:18 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - vitaminvi on March 26th, 2010 02:29 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Jess Twoms_jay_two on March 26th, 2010 02:02 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad other people think bats are cute.

These are fantastic.
☆: a - KittenBus...theidolhands on March 26th, 2010 02:05 pm (UTC)
And useful too!

The artist made it a pleasure to create them, and I appreciate you taking the time to admire. ;)
derelictxdreamsderelictxdreams on March 26th, 2010 02:17 pm (UTC)
I absolutely love these!
☆: Bats (shadow)theidolhands on March 26th, 2010 02:32 pm (UTC)

Your son would probably get a kick out of the book too. :)
birdgirl78: Stephen_carbirdgirl78 on March 26th, 2010 02:42 pm (UTC)
Rock on!
These are awesome!
I particularly love 1 and 34.
*snags with appropriate credit*

How are ya?
ericavdgericavdg on March 26th, 2010 03:40 pm (UTC)
Taking #86. I love books and bats--what a great combo! Thanks.
☆: Bats (shadow)theidolhands on March 26th, 2010 11:26 pm (UTC)
I also found it an irresistible combination!
elec3nity on March 26th, 2010 04:07 pm (UTC)
Fantastic icons! ^^
The bats are cute and awesome! :) Snagged some with credit. Thanx!
Brilliant, but scary: bella's undead . . . in the librarydiscipuladc on March 26th, 2010 05:02 pm (UTC)
SO cute!!!

I'm taking a few icons and then buying the book, Thanks!
☆: KittenBus - TOTOROtheidolhands on March 26th, 2010 11:27 pm (UTC)
Perfect response!