Hello all. As some of you might remember, late last summer I proposed an idea for a book compiling some of our efforts from this Moleskine exchange. It seemed to have generated a decent amount of interest from most of the members of this group, and fortunately, Andrea had graced it with her blessings.
Some time has passed and while I've sent out some proposals to some companys, I've yet to hear back from anyone. Granted, it's still early and from what I had gathered, you should wait on average of six months to get a response (which seems sort of like a long time to me). I'd imagine there are a billion others with ideas as well, many of which are art-related.
Since the initial post here last summer, things, at least on an economic level had since taken a nose dive (obviously). People are a lot more cautious with their money and I'm sure companies are a lot more reserved about taking chances with certain products. So, with that in mind, I'm wondering if we should resort to one of several options. We can still do the self-published route (Jess, if you're reading, I know you said you had a friend who could help with that, possibly), wait it out and hope we get a bite from a "real" publisher, or simply let this slide and be content with the process/experience and our sketchbooks once they are returned to us. Any option works well for me, and I especially was wondering what you thought Andrea. I know we all have lives - work, friends, family, etc., but hopefully we can get some feedback from everyone here, regarding the book idea. I still think it would be cool to compile a published book with a brief bio from everyone and at least five to ten of everyone's best images. The wonderful thing is, this kind of opportunity is readily available to us now and we have a wealth of wonderful artwork to choose from, from everybody in the group. It probably wouldn't be too difficult to create. Any thoughts?