That's right. Wet proofs. And they're coming early next week. All the way from Hong Kong.
Ink-on-paper proofs for every page of Everybody I Shot Is Dead. I'm guessing the pages are all going to be one-sided, but still...to see everything exactly how it's going to look and on the actual paper. How cool is that?
I hope I don't hate it. Oops, did I say that out loud?
I don't think I will. The whole thing has begun to take on a life of its own, with complete disregard of me. As if I had nothing to do with it. As if the book made itself. Like when your kid suddenly proclaims s/he raised her/himself and you, as the parent, had absolutely nothing to do with what/who they've become.
My kid did that. And since I had nothing to do with raising him, I pretend he doesn't exist. But when I told I put pictures of Drama on my blog, he asked me if I gave him photo credit.
"How dare you."
"Fine...I'll give you photo credit."
"And send people to my MySpace?"
The pictures of Drama were taken by Tyler Chesher. You can see more of his brilliant photography here.
Go take a look at it and tell me if you think I didn't have any influence on him.
I'm having a few people over to scrutinize the wet proofs...last chance to make changes. Did I mention that after I turned all the files over to the printer I found seventeen pages that had typos? I'm guessing there are going to be a bunch more. If any of you out there happens to be a super-duper proof reader and you live in the L.A. area, please let me know. I can always use a fresh pair of eyes. The pizza's on me.
Oh...I almost forgot, for the eight hundredth time, I also have a MySpace site for the book and my photography. I'm shooting to have one friend for every copy of the book I'm printing. So far (in four or five days time) I have 722. That's only 9,278 to go. If you are on MySpace stop by my MySpace. And then tell all your friends to do the same.
As always, I truly appreciate your support.