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December 29, 2011


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So, the Call of Cthulhu (for beginning readers) made it to the promised page 50.  Thanks to everyone who faved and commented and generally made me feel awesome about what I was doing.

During the production of these "first 50"(as I like to call them) I received a number of offers from folks who would like to publish it for you all, and I'm hopeful that one of these offers is going to work out.  If it doesn't work out, I'll start looking down different avenues so that folks can eventually get their hands on the dead tree edition that so many have asked for.

In the meantime I've been revising many of the pages, with a particular attention being given to the early stuff where both art and anapestic tetrameter are being given a facelift.  Another thing that I'm doing with the revisions is changing all of the single pages into double page spreads so that the whole thing can breathe and get closer in line with the way the great Theodor Geisel might have done it.  This will mean that the page count will beef up to something like 70.

At this point I have completed the first five of these double spreads, and I am working on the sixth as I type.  I intend uploading these soon, and I'd be glad to hear any thoughts that folks might have about where I should put them.  By which I mean that these revised pages will replace the old ones - in some cases with completely new art and rhyme.  Do y'all want me to stick these in a new folder and leave the old stuff where it is for old times' sake, or just replace all the old stuff (which might knock all the comments out of whack)?  Whatever.

Take care, and be excellent to each other.
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nokokni Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
You're my hero for doing this. Please let me know if/when it gets published so I can buy it. Keep up the awesomeness!
darquiel Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Most excellent.
I look forward to seeing how it looks printed.

Not too mention hoping to see (um errr hear) a review of it
on News from Pnakotus!

Alphieus Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Holy crap. I'd buy the hell out of your book if you got it published. I might as well be a pre-order O.o
Spook3030 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
I hope the printing works out, I would love a copy. I'd like to see the old stuff stick around. Maybe in an archive so there aren't duplicates in one place?
Steven-T-H-N Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Any plans to illustrate other lovecraft stories. The temple or beyond the walls of sleep would be amazing
DrFaustusAU Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012   Traditional Artist
I'd love to do some more. Once I'm done with these CoC revisions, I'll start thinking about what comes next. The rate of releases will shortly drop back down, unfortunately - I'm about to return to my teaching day job, so I'm really trying to get these pages done.

Thanks for the words of encouragement!
Steven-T-H-N Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
I would love to see you do many of Lovecrafts stories ( i dream about turning them into animated films some day) so keep on kicking butt my friend.
Meatgortex Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Congrats on finishing the "first 50" been following these for a while best of luck finding the right publisher, day one purchase.
Dibship Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love your stuff :D Add me to the list of people who would definatly buy the book!
Sch1itzie Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like all the old pages,I'd just leave 'em up for people to look at,even though you are reworking them. Whoever you end up getting to publish your book,I will be buying a copy GUARANTEED!
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