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Vaccine Clinic: The Art Department

Over the next week or so I will be posting the posters we have created for the free TDaP vaccine clinic in Atlanta during Dragon*Con. I figure not all our readers will get to go and I thought you might like to see some of the behind the scenes artwork that is being created for this event!

We have a team of people donating their time, skills and energy to make things happen. Jill has done some amazing, fun, fan art illustrations. Rebecca and Maria have provided text, I am in charge of coloring and layout and then our friend Bob is printing them for us. Rebecca is in London, Jill is in Canada, I am in Hollywood and Bob and Maria are in Atlanta. Oh, and our friend Beth in Chicago is helping with designing some other much needed flyers and banners too! It is literally a worldwide effort and a testament to the power of teamwork and our digital/internet community of skeptical geeks!

Goooooo team!

Here is poster #1

vaccine poster art

I will put up more posters over the next week so you can check ’em out! Hope to see you at the clinic!

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Amy Davis Roth (aka Surly Amy) is a multimedia artist who resides in Los Angeles, California. She makes Surly-Ramics. She is the fearless leader of Mad Art Lab. Support her on Patreon. Follow her on twitter: @SurlyAmy or on Google+. Tip Jar is here.

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  1. The scoop on Tdap is this: as a BOOSTER it’s every ten years, but remember it’s also for tetanus, so if you step on that rusty nail, get a bad laceration, etc etc ,you will need to get a Tdap if it’s more than FIVE years since your last. Why? Because the booster MAY not actually last ten years for some and , in the case of an injury, it’s an active prevention rather than a mere booster. So, it’s every ten years unless it’s the tetanus component that you need in case of an injury that damages skin.

  2. @Adridav:

    What would make a needle more acceptable to the needlephobic? It’ll be clear from the other pics that it’s just a shot in the arm.

    Besides, that scary, worried looking guy is sort of a sci-fi icon, and would resonate with a lot of people at Dragon*Con :)

  3. @Adridav: Yep, there are, like I said a bunch of other posters. I will be posting more. I’m guessing you didn’t catch the Star Trek reference in this one? And no reason to fear. I got my booster shot two days ago and if you don’t look at the nurse, you wont see the needle at all. And I seriously didn’t feel a thing, but then I am a total bad-ass. ;)

  4. @Adridav:

    Or you could just look at it like a shot, that babies manage to get 4 times in their first year, that takes one second (tops) to administer… which is far less scary than, you know, passing on whooping cough and killing people.

    Come on, a BABY can do it. “But the cartoon man on the poster made it look scary” is not a good reason to not get your booster!

    Don’t make me come down there and hulk smash you! (Mostly because being there would involve exposing my baby to whooping cough.)

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