Sean Michael Robinson:
I'm afraid it's an "odds and ends" style roundup this week, as that's where we are with the work. Mara's spending this week finishing up the Dragnet certificates for all of our Cerebus original art scan donors, and I'm spending most of my time working on layout for my new graphic novel, A Summer Horse.
But High Society continues on without us!
The results from last week's "Redesign the GOAT Sequence of High Society Contest" (RTGSOHSC) are in. Here's what Dave has to say--
Scott Yoshinaga's GOAT redesign, pg 1, with Dave's tweaks
Congratulations Scott! And thank you, Scott and Tom, and everyone else for your great comments. Scott and Tom, please send your addresses and contact information to cerebusarthunt at gmail so Dave can send you your prizes!
Meanwhile, we still need your help with the final design decisions. First off, as Dave said on Friday, the "continued..."s are still up for grabs. Feel free to weigh in here, or in the comments on Dave's post, with your opinions-- what gets the axe? What doesn't? Why? (You'll notice from the fax above that last week I completely misinterpreted Dave's Astoria thought. So, no, no word balloons are going anywhere! Relax!) As you might be able to tell from the GOAT redesign, we're finding it tremendously helpful to put off some of these decisions onto the shoulders of the crowd, as it were. And you all seem to be doing a great job so far.
Lastly, we're still looking for ideas for potential High Society bookplates. These will be placed in the signed and numbered edition of the book that, hey, you can pre-order from your local comic store right now...
Although he hasn't explicitly said so, I think it's very unlikely that Dave will want to draw anything new for this, for a variety of reasons. So for those of you interested in participating-- take a tour through your older High Society editions, or the original Cerebus 26-50. What images best represent the book? In what sequence? Feel free to pick and choose from anything available in that time period-- interior art, covers, letter page doodles. If you'd rather not make a mock-up yourself, then leave a text description here as a comment, along with a description of where I can find the art you're referring to. If we get any comments here along those lines, I'll make some mockups of the suggested ideas, and use next week's blog post to share the current contenders.
There's still time to be a part of this book. (Including, you know, submitting original artwork. It's not too late, Cerebus original art owners...)
Thanks again to everyone who's contributed so far!