A heavily annotated and illustrated book version of my acclaimed high school journal blog!
I thought it would be a clever idea to do my 1976 high school journal as a blog but I never realized just how many people the world over could relate on so many levels to my general seventeen year old geekiness. The blog quickly became amazingly popular with coverage from major sites and write-ups from various different countries.
As it wound down, a writer friend suggested I do it as a graphic novel. I couldn't see much attraction there.Much of it would consist of me reading books or going to movies. But then other friends, including a couple more writers, said I simply had to do it as a book.
With publishing being in the state of flux it's in these days, I decided to see if I could raise the money to do it the way I see it in my head--a facsimile journal cover with my geeky picture, expanded annotations and more historical perspective and as many of the original illustrations and photos as we could legally reprint...along with new ones, as well!
The money you donate will go toward the goal of clearing some of those rights and then self-publishing A GEEK'S JOURNAL-1976: THE BOOK OF THE BLOG. Relive more of the Bicentennial year with me and remember what it was like for you.
Thanks to everyone for their support and encouragement. Please take a look at my incentives and consider contributing to the project.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on June 10, 2012.
Apr 26, 2012 - Jun 10, 2012 (45 days)
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My eternal thanks for your support. Where were you when I was feeling so alone in high school?Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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Along with my thanks, you'll get an actual in-print acknowledgement in the book itself!Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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Thanks plus in-print acknowledgement plus a bumper sticker with the Geek's Journal logo and my Geeky senior pic!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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Thanks, acknowledgement, bumper sticker plus a signed copy of the finished journal book itself when published!Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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All of the above plus a blank notebook with my Geeky picture on it for you to keep your own journal in and maybe start your own blog from it someday!Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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Thanks, acknowledgement, bumper sticker and notebook plus a signed copy of the finished journal book itself when published PLUS a page of my original 1976 artwork!Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
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Wow! If any of you are willing to be this supportive, I'll give you all of the above (with the possible exception of the original art if it's all been claimed already) PLUS dedicate the book to you! So if you've ever wanted a signed copy of a book dedicated to you, keep this in mind!Estimated delivery: Jan 2013