I checked the CEREBUS trade this morning and I'm pretty sure the pages that I pencilled on acid were pages 235 through 240. They're VERY good pages but, as I said yesterday, I don't know how much of that to attribute to the drug. (Ditto) six tight pencilled pages is pretty productive, but I don't know how much of that to attribute to the drug.
As you will see in the Weekly Update scheduled for tomorrow, I intended to do an exhaustive series of clips of ALL the scanning that needs to be done. Didn't get around to the correspondence boxes out back at Camp David OR the glamourpuss pages OR the STRANGE DEATH OF ALEX RAYMOND possible inclusion pages, SDOAR definitely included so far and SDOAR definitely rejected pages. Which is another HEAP of scanning.
We're gradually moving to a situation where one of our priorities is going to be to create Virtual Cerebus Archives: in the sense that, as an example, all of the original Notebooks are stored in the Cerebus Archive but Margaret has copies of all of them.
I'm REALLY not big on any university-based archiving -- which is where most comic art archives are located -- but I know that many, if not most of you, don't share my concerns. It seems to me that Virtual Archives is a solution to that. If we can come up with a reasonable timeline for scanning EVERYTHING and offer the various components of the Archive in digital form to Seriously Completist CEREBUS Collectors, that would allow THEM to donate THEIR Virtual Archive to the institution of their choice.
The Notebooks is probably where we would start with that since a) they're already scanned, b) they're probably of higher-than-average-interest to serious Completists and c) they're already in one place.
Variables that need to be considered: what is a "comfort level schedule" for Completists to pay for/take delivery of the scanning involved? What's a reasonable price (that would help finance the scanning without being onerous)? What's a reasonable launch point?
If we DO start with the Notebooks, then, theoretically Margaret could handle it (especially since virtually all of the interest will be in the U.S.) in her -- ha-ha -- spare time.
Anyway scanning is definitely "front-burner" for the foreseeable future. And the soon-to-be-launched Sandeep's Project is a first step in that direction.
Erick! I can see your message that you replied to the 15 IMPOSSIBLE THINGS but I don't see the reply itself.
Because of time constraints I really don't go back and check ANY of the thread comments unless Jeff S gives me a phone message that he thinks there's something I need to address. My best advice, if there's something you want me to read is to post it in TODAY's comments, whatever TODAY is, which, theoretically I'll see TOMORROW unless TOMORROW is Sunday.
Or, possibly, Tim W could post it and I could answer in the comments section of that post.
I know Damian wants to colour it differently, but I think I'm a fair-minded individual and I do believe in pluralism but I also do believe that the 15 Things are as Impossible today as they were when I wrote them 14 years ago.
I doubt we're going to change each other's minds.