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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!
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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!

:)
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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
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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?
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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
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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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arcanadei Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Love the existing work. Please keep it separate from the new. You can also look at some on demand printing like Ka-Blam although they just recently stopped doing hardbacks. It would allow you to print as many as needed, no warehousing, inventory, or up front costs. Best of luck with it, I would grab a dead tree copy myself if it happens.
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SirKaeru Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
awesome, glad to here taht everything is going well
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MarcheHare Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You could always put the new stuff in the same folder as the old, with a (b) added to the end of the name. That /should/ maintain the comments, and keep the rhyme and art for the old stuff intact (that way if you decide the new art with the old rhyme, or the old art with the new rhyme suits better...).

Glad to hear you've gotten offers to publish. If those don't pan out, you could always see about getting it published in the Mini-Mythos series that Ken Hitte has been working on. (don't know how that would pan out, though it does feel appropriate for this story to join that series)
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darkmarlfox Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Really excited to hear this! I can't wait to see the finished result. :)
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Mad-Geo Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Glad to hear it!
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elphieofkiamoko Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:3 Can't wait to see the updates!
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Clovis15 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
I highly approve of, and intend to buy, a dead tree edition.
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cjtremlett Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Leave the old stuff as is!
Maybe add links from the old to the new.
And I'll buy several copies of the dead tree version!
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JimmyArmstrong Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Professional Writer
I would so buy published copies: for myself, for others... it would be great!
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A-n-W Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
I hope it get's published, because this is something I would be interested in buying... You know, If the price doesn't burn a hole in my wallet...
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asunnyspirit Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
If the publishing works out you can count me as a customer ^__^
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fraterchaos Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would say to definitely keep them separate... whether a new folder for the new ones or a new folder for the old ones, doesn't much matter, but it would be best to be able to see both and compare, and also your comment about comments...
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Bonnie-Furry Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
if it works out, i will buy it post hast!
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truewill Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I think you'd sell a lot of the physical books. I'd buy at least one, unless it were priced out of sight.
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Cassildra Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Professional Writer
Put the old pages in a new folder, and upload the new ones. It might be a bit more work, but that way you can track your progress.

I hope you get published! That would be wonderful.
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taelifay Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I agree with rnemec. You should move the old ones to a new folder that's sort of like an archive and replace them with the new ones... and maybe link all the new ones to the archive. I couldn't imagine not having both things available and I REALLY hope you get this published!!
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Rika84 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Student Photographer
Keep the old pages too, please. <3
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Lionheartssj Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been thoroughly enjoying your work thus far. I hope one of your offers work out because I will definitely be buying a copy for future children! :D
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Please keep both versions available.
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rnemec Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd say just replace the old pages (maybe start an archive for the old, replaced stuff?)
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brendon195 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
I hope one of those offers works out, too! I'd be inclined to just replace the old pages myself. And party on, dudes!
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