Ashcan and Application
As I write this, Fedex is transporting our application for a Small Press booth at San Diego Comic-Con, well in time for their October 28th application deadline. Included in the application is our first official ashcan version.
The ashcan is impressive indeed. All but a few pages in the middle are fully penciled and captioned, a select few are inked, and the few roughs left are practically pencils already. Jim will also be keeping a second copy of this ashcan version which we’ll probably show to a select few, and those of you who signed NDI agreements will be getting a PDF version of this for yourselves in a few days.
Now’s where things get interesting. As you can imagine, there’s a lot of demand for a space at SDCC.Last year about 350 applicants applied for 100 spaces in the Small Press area, and a jury selects those who make it. So we will be facing some competition – our main concern is if they feel confident that we will publish this in time. This means we definitely have some deadlines over the next six months, which we will be going over in the next couple weeks. But whether or not we get a space, we intend to have a definite presence on the convention floor.
Honestly, I’m amazed that we’ve made it this far with no serious complications (aside from the debt I got into, which is manageable, but beside the point). And make no mistake – the support from this Kickstarter campaign was what catapulted this from a fantasy experiment to a real project with a completion schedule. And every week that goes by makes this more real, beyond my wildest dreams of what this could be.
So again, I tip my hat to all of you who helped. And remember, if you’d like more frequent updates on where we’re at, you can find us on Facebook at facebook.com/inferno2010 or on twitter at @inferno_2010.