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August 8, 2013 8:46 am

This may take some explaining, but it's good news, I promise.

When I started NPWIL I made sure to save print-resolution versions of all the artwork, thinking that in a couple of years when the project was finished I could bring out a book.  Well life intervened, two years turned into eight, I upgraded my computer a couple of times, and when I finally went to retrieve my backups, I found that a large part of them were missing.  About a quarter, in fact.

So I moped about it for a while, then I spent a while trying to cheat my way around the problem, and finally I accepted defeat and started in on reproducing the missing panels.  Fortunately, I was able to locate a lot of the original drawings on paper, and all those episodes required was a scan and recolor.  Unfortunately, a large number of drawings had to be reproduced from the web versions.  Very tedious.

Well, this is to announce that I'm finished with that as of last night.  The entire book is now sitting in an InDesign document with only a little formatting and editing left to take care of (yes, I have already corrected dozens of typos, and no doubt a final proofread will catch many more.) Besides that, I need a cover and an intro, and then I can see about getting this thing printed.

So that's ok, right?  I'll let you have a look at the cover when that's done.  Maybe sell a poster of it, if it's good enough.

Kit Roebuck

6 Comments

  1. So, tell us about your backup plan.

    George Nakos

    August 8, 2013 8:46 am

  2. Came here to remind you to make backups. Dropbox works well for this.

    al

    August 8, 2013 8:46 am

  3. Yep, I'm using Dropbox. Don't worry.

    Kit Roebuck

    August 8, 2013 8:46 am

  4. When might the book come out?

    Milan

    August 8, 2013 8:46 am

  5. I don't want to speculate since there is an approval process and I don't know how long that will take, but I intend to be ready to submit it next week.

    Kit Roebuck

    August 8, 2013 8:46 am

  6. SO. READY.

    D-Haas

    August 8, 2013 8:46 am