What's up fools? Copying and pasting from my Facebook:
I was reading a graphic novel called Flight yesterday. I've had it for a long time, but decided to pick it up again. If you don't know what it is, it's basically a collection of illustrated short stories from various artists. Some are amazing, and some are well... let's say it got me thinking, "hell, me and my friends could do this easy". It's not a new idea, we've talked about it before at various times, but never really followed up on it.
A couple of months ago I came across this site called www.blurb.com. It's basically a site for creating your own books, which, if you so choose, you could also publish. My brother and I used it to create a photo album of our trip to Asia earlier this year. It was simple, cheap and very efficient. It's free to create the book, and then you can order as many or as few as you like. Prices are very reasonable for what you get, and the range of binding and size options are impressive. Anyhow, I got to thinking... if even a handful of my friends got together to put it together, we could have a book in no time. I figure if each artist dedicated themselves to 12 pages (6 pages front and back), at 2 pages a month, we could have a book in 6 months. I say 2 because it's achievable, and I know that you're all very busy. You guys are so talented though, and I've seen what you can do when applying it to your work. I can only imagine what you could produce for something that is close to your heart. I know you guys all have ideas rolling around in your heads and personal projects you've always meant to get around to, so I thought this would be a nice opportunity to make it happen. Ideally, we could meet one night every month to give feedback and support and check on our progress.
If you're interested, please let me know, as I'd like to get things rolling while I'm inspired. In the meantime check out these links:
You can contact me through facebook if you're on it. Otherwise you can email me at jone mnemonic at hot mail . com (all one word. sorry for all the spaces, but don't want webcrawlers getting my email address).