I'm home. And there was much rejoicing.
I'm gonna try to nail down a few things about the book over the week-end. It's definitely gonna be an anthology; it's definitely gonna be all new material (I want those who got really screwed over completed work to take it where they're gonna be paid real money, not empty promises); I want a theme, along the lines of 'blowhard gets what's coming to him' but in an allegorical sense; I'd like to see a combination of panel-to-panel and prose (hear that, authors?); I want all proceeds to go to those who swallowed the tepid kool-aid, divided up as evenly as possible (which I know ain't gonna be easy, considering both the sum of monies owed and number of creators financially injured). Most of all, I want this to be cathartic and fun, a good read for buyers and a release for contributors.
The one thing I don't want is any mention directly of the Troll-ney. There's your challenge.
I'll need editors, participants, list of injured parties, that sorta thing. I'm taking Ian up on his printing offer, and probably gonna use a combination of the SPA, IF and ICC as co-publishers. Hell, if Jonah wants to slap the CBR label on it, I'd be only too happy to have him on-board. He's been patient as feck about this bandwidth monstrosity.
The only other thing I don't want is credit. I ain't doing this for me, for finances or for reputation. Good people lost a lotta time and effort cuz of this git, and I just wanna see some good come from it. Lemons to lemonade sorta thing.
I'm laying claim to 'Moby Dick'; I've already started designing Ahab, and I've drawn a few orca (for obvious reasons) so I've just gotta do my research.
I'll need to figure out a minimum and maximum page count; to ease the printing worries, we'll stick to even numbers for now. We also gotta decide whether to go with color interiors or b&w. Oh, and please don't let this take away from other assignments. This twit doesn't deserve another iota of energy.
Gail, if you think this needs a separate thread, lemme know.
Mebbe we can get this done before the convention season starts.
Doc 'My Dad Has a Barn!' Absurd