Tuesday, September 04, 2007

September 4, 2007 Bonus Blog
More feedback on the Mickey Free pages:

“The new page is great! My theory is you've got too much ego invested in this project, so you're scared. Remind yourself that this is just your latest project, not the culmination of your career or anything special at all. Think about the way to do it that would be the most fun, not the most ambitious. Then do it that way.

“Have you seen the things Eisner did late in his life, like A Contract With God? It was very loose, and that was fine. The only thing a graphic album needs to do is tell a story.

“And if you go for whatever's fastest and funnest, you can start thinking about doing the next, if you want. Elfredo Baca?

“So, less art, more fun! (And you'll find that the art will come in by itself, I bet.)”
—Will Shetterly

“I can't tell you how amazed I was seeing the opening of your book on the link you provided! WOW!!!!! I can't wait to see the whole thing. Have you thought about having it translated into other languages and selling it overseas? Not to jump the gun or anything, but back in the 1970's when I lived in Europe there was a comic book called ‘Blueberry’ that was a very popular western cowboy yarn. I have a French Publisher you can talk to (he is working with me on doing a ‘Battle of the Little Big Horn’ book composed of my photos.) I can give you his email address. He publishes several magazine including western, guns, hunting, and War.

“Keep up the good work! You are onto something special! I'm proud to have been a small part of it.”
—Jim Hatzell

Flip Flopping On Gun Hands
"I see by reading your blog that you are doing Matt Warner vs Staunton as a CG. This is great, Thank You! You indicate that in your sketch of Matt that he is holding the handgun in his right hand and the rifle in his left and yet the drawing indicates the opposite, is this a reverse kind of like the BTK picture?"
—Glade Fawson

Yes, I caught this error when I posted the blog (I had a fifty-fifty chance of being right and lost). So we flopped the photo, and my signature in the final proof, before it went to the printer. By the way, that issue ships tomorrow to subscribers, so you should have it in hand in the next several days.

"When you are in any contest, you should work as if there were—to the very last minute—a chance to lose it. this is battle, this is politics, this is anything."
—Dwight D. Eisenhower

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