The new book is finished and ready to go to print, unfortunately it is not with the printer that I had originally been going through. In an effort to lower the cost of publishing I am shrinking the size of the book to "Manga" size(5"x7.5") and I was going to publish through an online vendor called "Kablaam" who is very popular for printing but it would take some time for turn around. I changed the format of the cartoon and the book in June with intentions of doing it this way. Fortunately for me the situation changed about a month and a half ago. While getting organized to speak at a local art store in Ellsworth, WI "Brush Strokes" check out their link here, the owner told me that they were getting equipment in to do printing of books! I had to jump at the chance...any time I get to support local business I am going to EVEN IF it changes my publishing schedules. The owner Kayleen, an energetic and positive artist herself, deserves all the support that I can give since she is offering a place for local kids to come and do art work, as well as welcoming the community classes on different art forms, I had no choice, I felt I had to support her because it is the right thing to do.
What does this do to my upcoming show at St Bridgets Craft Fair? Nothing. We will be selling vouchers at the table for the book for reduced rates and a little bonus to be decided. While I believe in supporting St B's and their craft fair I also think this is the proper way to handle this so EVERYONE benefits from this. Thats the best way isn't it?