Hi, I'm Mordechai "Typo Lad" Luchins. You may know me from such threads as "Ask the Jew!" or "My Hair, Where Did it Go?"
Seriously though, I'm honored and privileged to be one of the editors of the Unscrewed Anthology.
I'm starting this thread because there seems to be a bit of confusion about what Unscrewed! is and what we're about. I've put it here instead of on the indie board because Unscrewed was born here, in a way.
The first thing I want to clarify is that Unscrewed is an organization that essentially consists of three parts. The first is the umbrella organization. This runs the second two parts, but the main focus is on helping other creators not get screwed in the first place. We're working on a site. I am not heavily involved in this aspect, and can't speak on it too much. I can say that we're against underhanded shenanigans in the comic industry in general, and are focused on more than just one malefactor.
The second part would be the Unscrewed Auctions, run by Tom Stillwell. Tom is, of course, most qualified to speak about this aspect. One thing I want to touch on is that all monies raised by the auctions go to a fund to help people who have been screwed. Period. Tom can say more.
Unscrewed!:The Comic of Just Desserts is the final thread of the tapestry, and my bailiwick, along with the talented Sarah Beach. Again, I want to stress that this is a separate entity from the auctions. We are still working out funding, but have no intention of ever touching the money meant for "the screwed".
The anthology will consist of work by various creators, some who have been screwed and some who are just trying to support awareness of the shady practices that some publishers undertake. There's a great bunch of talent signed up. We have a few names I can't say for legal reasons yet, but we will announce. Frankly, I would rather not announce anyone until we get more ducks in a row. I can't stand publishers who tout all the cool stuff they're doing, then vanish. Of course, if a creator who posts on CBR wants to "out" themselves, I'm cool with that. We have a few big names and big surprises lined up. Stuff I know you guys will like.
We're currently setting deadlines and looking at projected costs. We already have some stories in and they look fantastic.
We are committed to getting this book out there and it will happen.