|Nov. 21st, 2007 @ 12:54 pm Uncle Twitchy Self-Publishes Some Crap|
Current Mood: accomplished
So last year I collected all my Sir Chuck material -- from the earliest rough cartoons from the early '80s all the way to my post-Kubert material -- and put together a book for my friends and family (friends got it last year, family gets it this year) and had them printed by Lulu.com.
And I just now discovered that I can sell these things through "Restricted" links -- that is, the books aren't searchable on Lulu.com, but I can hand out the weblinks to anyone I want. Now, there's some images involving trademarked characters in a few instances, and though they are definitely parodies and should, therefore, fall under fair use, I don't want to step on any toes since these were originally just for family and friends and therefore I didn't list any copyright and trademark comments. This is why I'm going this route -- eventually I may make a "cleaner" version that does not contain this material and sell it generally, but for now, not so much.
Anyway, if people here are interested in checking out some of my early Sir Chuck stuff, I'm happy to provide you with the link -- just PM me and I'll clue you in. The book comes as a $35 hardcover or a $20 softcover, runs about 168 pages (120 or so of which contain really crude but funny drawings), and features a 93-page story that I drew back in the summer of '83 while hopped up on Pepsi and Kit Kats and watching afternoon television, as well as 15 pages worth of single panel gag cartoons I did after a semester at JKS.
There's also a preview of the Sir Chuck webcomic that I still haven't done yet.
Anyway, that's book #1 that I've self-published.
Book #2 is of interest only to die-hard role playing gamers who have played the Amber Diceless Role Playing Game or those fans of Zelazny's Amber chronicles who want to see me and my friends totally destroy that universe.
I ran an Amber campaign from January of 1992 to July of 1993 (well, with a few breaks and other campaigns in-between), and I kept all the journals, campaign logs, drawings, notes, and other campaign materials with the intention of one day providing the players of that campaign a compilation of all the material.
Well, I've finally made that compilation. I'm providing that book to my players and to anyone else who is interested as either a $5 PDF file, a $25 softcover or a $40 hardcover. This one clocks in at nearly 500 pages and features character drawings by me as well as my players, but also contains previously published and copyrighted artwork from the Amber game and a few other sources that were used to illustrate characters and places, so, again, I'm not making this one available to the general public -- if you're interested in that (and I really don't expect anyone to be), PM me about that one as well.
So, if you're interested in either of these, let me know.