I've been a bit restless as of late, even for an insomniac. The majority of my mental facilities have been devoted to con prep, which seems to consist mostly of ordering stuff and waiting for it. I'm not sure if I've ever mentioned it before here, but if patience is a virtue, then I am not in the least bit virtuous.
So far, I've sent the files for Wayward #3 to the printer with an order of 50 copies. I still need to order 50 copies of both Wayward #1 and #2 and I still need to procure a table to the con. All of this has been/will be costly, so I have to plan out and time what I take care of in accordance with my biweekly pay schedule. After some internal debate, I think I'm going to order the bulk copies of Wayward #1 and #2 this upcoming Tuesday (July 5th), and secure a table when I get paid two weeks from now. The reason I'm going with the books before the table is to make sure the printers have enough time to get my books to me before the con.
Getting enough copies of each issue of Wayward in time for the con is top priority. Once the balls rolling on all that, I'll work out the flyers, banners, and promotional material.
[The Great Old Ones' Littlest Helper]
Because I don't have enough shit on my plate as it is, here's another project I'm toying with:
The last time I was down in Indiana visiting my family, it was suggested that I write and illustrate a children's book. I, and anyone who knows me, immediately thought this was a bad idea. But I've been kicking the idea around, and I think I might have an idea for a children's book that fits my style.
Here's an impromptu pitch: you have the glorious honor of seeing past the false veil of our reality and have dedicated yourself to bringing about the awakening of The Great Dead God. That's right, you are a card-carrying member of the Cult of Cthulhu. On top of that, you also have a family - one that is equally dedicated to bringing forth Cthulhu from the nightmare corpse-city of R'lyeh. With such a unique family unit, what kind of books would you want your child to read? Dr. Seuss? Rubbish. Shel Silverstein? Nonsense. What you need is my book, which will teach your youngest that while they may be mostly insignificant in the scope of the nightmare cosmos, their role in awakening Cthulhu is of the most importance. And it's fun!
Basically the idea I have is a children's guide to Cthulhu; designed specifically for children of the Cult of Cthulhu, it will teach them everything they need to know to awaken their dead god and bring about the end of all things. Topics would include:
-He's just sleeping! Wakey Wakey!
-Those big frogs are the Deep Ones, and they're our friends!
-Having the fabric of reality torn asunder is fun!
-Fun facts: Sometimes, even death can die!
-And much more!
Fun for the whole family!
This idea combines my love of propaganda with my love of drawing unspeakable horrors in a cute and adorable fashion. Before I start on this, I need to do as much research on the Cthulhu mythos as possible. I've obviously read my fair share of H.P. Lovecraft in my day, but I want to make sure the book is as mythos-accurate as possible. If there's any supplemental material anyone knows of that might prove useful, by all mean drop me a line and I'll check it out.