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!

Amy Roth

Amy Davis Roth (aka Surly Amy) is a multimedia, science-loving artist who resides in Los Angeles, California. She makes Surly-Ramics and is currently in love with pottery. Daily maker of art and leader of Mad Art Lab. Support her on Patreon. Tip Jar is here.

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  1. Is the on of the shots adults should get every so often? I’m a poor college student(I did have all my shots until I was 16) but I’m also in California and I don’t want to spread this.

  2. @Skept-artist: Woohoo! I actually got my booster at the doctor yesterday so my arm won’t be sore in Atlanta and then I can hug people more effectively!

    One big benefit of getting it at our clinic is it will be FREE!

  3. 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.

  4. For those of us who hate needles, the slightly scary, worried looking guy with a big needle is not such a good image. You’ve got a great message, how about a more reassuring poster?

  5. @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 :)

  6. @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. ;)

  7. @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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