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  • redheadeded

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    September 8, 2021 at 4:29 am
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    Ok I tried to reply to this on the 4th.. but I was not able to make it stick.

    I have ordered 150 copies. So if anyone else would like a copy of the first printing.. cool.

    I think as we finish the second book we should talk about the kickstarter and funded options for printing.. So who’s got suggestions on that? I’m all ears. πŸ˜‰

    Thanks,

    D. Alley The Redheadeded

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    August 29, 2021 at 9:31 pm
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    OK the basic quote i have is $991 for 100 books of 140 pages, so since we have 144 the price may vary a bit.

    …which for printing seems reasonable to me.. anyone thinks it’s outragous let me know.

    I’m putting in for at least 25-50, who wants in and for how many? Let me know. Like I said I am ordering on the third, and I will cover the print approvals, process and make sure they get shipped properly.

    100 – $991

    200 – $1932

    300 – $2873

    400 – $3814

    500 – $4805


    Thanks, D. Alley, the Redheadeded

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  • redheadeded

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    August 27, 2021 at 10:46 pm
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    OK I would love to have the time and patience to run a Kick Starter and if someone wants to run one, and keep everyone involved that’s a great Idea, but for first run, I just wanted to keep it simple.

    I have printer information and I am ready to get this done, but what I need to know is

    – who wants in ?
    – How many issues do you want?
    – How much are your willing to put in?

    Let me know I will be ordering a large quanity next week on the third. Just let me know by then.

    Thanks,

    D. Alley, the Redheadeded

  • redheadeded

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    August 9, 2021 at 7:07 am
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    Just like Rob Same.

  • redheadeded

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    August 5, 2021 at 12:30 am
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    This is amazing! I can’t wait to see how it goes!

    Looking Forward to it.
    D. Alley, the Redheadeded

  • redheadeded

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    July 28, 2021 at 12:53 am
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    I will be there for the week, I am down for whatever.. and if anyone wants to hang out I am up for it.. πŸ™‚ I am pretty good at getting around in the city since I used to live there (covid changes not withstanding).

    Also, if anybody needs help with planning anything let me know I am still pretty good with deals and helping to booking travel, or if we have a couple people who don’t mind sharing, travel and hotels are always cheaper in pairs.

    I don’t mind driving either for my southern comic book neighbors. Just keep in mind I am usually there Monday to Monday. But I have a lot of family in the area if we need to bunk up before and after the offical con days.

    D. Alley, the Redheadeded

  • redheadeded

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    July 11, 2021 at 9:25 am
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    I am similar to @MisterAnderSiN in this case. I rarely look at the sex/gender of a writer, artist, or creator until after I have read the book, but I am familiar with ‘guys’ who don’t think that content created by women has anything to offer or interest them. I haven’t experianced the reverse with women.

    I have challenaged this notion before, when it comes up in conversation. The guys in question usually respond “it’s not FOR me”. This belief is most often based on a single biased experiance where they where instructed to read or take in content about “women’s issues” or a “woman’s perspective” that was unpleasent or uncomfortable to them and as a result they refused to consume similar content again. This is faulty logic of course because not all women write only a woman’s perspective, and as more than half the people, on this planet at least, are women, it is unlikely we all have one or even the same ‘perspective’ on all things, saying nothing about the many women who can and do write stories about both sexes with many ideas and stories explored. Or the idea that they can’t consume content that isn’t expressly created ‘for them’.

    I think if you are serious about reading comics the gender of the author or artist shouldn’t interest you as much as the work they produce. That’s just my opinion. But it is an interesting issue to notice. Do we all see content as gendered? Either by the creator or by the content of the story?

    As a girl I was often told I wasn’t allow to read certain comics as a kid because “they were for boys”. I was ‘allowed’ to read Archie, and maybe Casper the Friendly Ghost, at the same time my brother was allowed to read Superman, X-men, Watchmen, and Maus. Looking back now, I can’t help but see the disparity in complex storylines, and metophical themes that were examined in “boy comics” vs, the simple misunderstandings in the wholesome “family” comics I was allow to read. My brother was only a year older than me, and was not restricted in the same way. We couldn’t ‘trade’ comics because I understood quickly to ask the question “Why would he want to read Betty and Veronica?” And the answer was simple, he wouldn’t. It didn’t interest him. My comics were seen in my house as “less than”. But any other ‘Romance comics’ or comics for girls were pratically non-exsistent. Let’s not even dive into the fact that “romance” was seen as a girls only comic, but Superhero and other ‘boy’ comics are litered with relationship experiances that are not seen as ‘romantic’ and there for somehow more masculine and appropreiate for male readers. In newstands they were overlooked and under represented because “girls don’t read comics as much as boys” and “Boys don’t read romance comics”… there is a lot to unpack in this subject matter. Not even getting into the fact that in my house it was always implied they were all for children anyway, but that’s a converstaion for another thread another time. Getting back to the topic at hand, let’s face it in the 1980’s gender was a highly profitable marketing construct. Even Howard Chaykin said go back and read the romance comics there is some dam good work there, in our Talent Talk, and I didn’t see a single person who could agree with him, because it seemed like none of us had ever read them?

    So I guess my question to the Men and boys and the Women and girls on this forum is
    – Do you read “girl” comics?
    – Do you differenciate between what content is written for each gender?
    – Does the sex and gender of the creator or the protaganist of the story deteremine if you are interested in the content of the story?
    – As any gender do you restrict your reading to only those books that you personally identify with?
    – Do you create comics with the idea that only one gender could/would/should enjoy?

    Thanks for the thoughts @buddyscalera

    D. Alley, the Redheadeded.

  • redheadeded

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    July 6, 2021 at 2:30 am
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    Should we have a submission box here on the forums?

    Wednesday CrowdFunding:
    Thursday: Book release?
    Friday: I’m up for an award?

    What kind of catagories do you guys think we need?

    I’m interested to know maybe we can match them to trending dates on different platforms?

    Thanks,

    D. Alley, the Redheadeded

  • redheadeded

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    July 6, 2021 at 2:25 am
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    James,

    Thank you for sharing, some people onthe forum may still be surprised to hear that, in it’s ensense, this is what created the 8 page Challenage in the first place. I, too, struggle with several shades of mental illness. These lead to self-doubt, low confidence in my abliities, (especially in the fields I want to pursue) and the catatonic stillness that comes from perfectionism. I went to NYCC in 2019 in order to kick start my creativity which had been stifled, beaten, deflatted, and left in a bluddering mess on the back floor of my mind due several rather rough years in my personal development.

    Buddy also mentored me and simply asked me what it would take for me to make something, put pen to paper so to speak. I pinky promised I’d make an 8-page comic (prior to any pandemic knowledge). I went home and made myself a schedule which he edited and helped me to put in motion, and he asked to share it with the community of people that attend his panels and read his newletters, and now look at where we are?

    I am glad to say he is holding me to that promise. Although, I still struggling to be ‘ok’ to be ‘enough’ to myself in my passion as an artist. I can say I know I will never fully understand what you have to deal with everyday, but I’m here too struggling and working toward being the creator I want to be. So if you need help, if you need an honest and unbias art critic, or if you just need to chat/vent about life. I’m here for you my friend.

    I am glad you can be honest with yourself and others about your journey, it helps people like me to do the same. And I can say I am glad you are still here and still working toward your goals, even with all you have to deal with. Because it wouldn’t be the same without you. πŸ˜‰

    Welcome again. πŸ™‚ can’t wait to see what you post next.

    D. Alley, the Redheadeded

  • redheadeded

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    July 6, 2021 at 2:06 am
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    Yeah, but I wonder how they decided the nominees? It isn’t very clear other than an editor choice kinda thing?

    Curiouser and Curiouser. :/

    D. Alley, the Redheadeded

  • redheadeded

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    August 9, 2021 at 7:07 am
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    Rob,

    I defer to you on the kick starter front.. I think I have a nervous nelly mental block on the whole website. But I”m happy to set it up or just order a couple hundred copiies from a printer.. (a world I am much more farmiliar with)… Let’s set up a hangout/chat some time closer to the end of this week to see who all is interested?

    Thursday? Friday? Let me know what days work for you..

    You guys reach out and so will I to the community and the authors artist from this year last year, the more we each put in the less the cost will be for the individuals.

    Thanks!
    D. Alley, the Redheadeded

  • redheadeded

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    July 28, 2021 at 1:00 am
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    Thanks we are so glad you enjoyed it!

    I hope yo ucan tune in for the next one it’s gonna be great!

    D. Alley, the Redheadeded

  • redheadeded

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    July 28, 2021 at 12:57 am
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    Ok now I feel bad, I had to look up who you were cause I didn’t remember the username! *blush, I am a horrible friend. OR I have a really crap memory. You decide. πŸ˜‰

    Either way it will be so good to see ya Kristian, and I can’t wait to talk music, comics and animation!

    D. Alley, the Redheadeded.

  • redheadeded

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    July 28, 2021 at 12:48 am
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    Hey @mikedoestheart

    I know Buddy will update as soon as the days are confirmed, but those of us that can make the dinners and such will be glad to see ya whatever day you attend!

    D. Alley, the Redheadeded

  • redheadeded

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    July 28, 2021 at 12:46 am
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    It would be great ta see ya Rob!

    D. Alley, the Redheadeded

  • redheadeded

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    July 28, 2021 at 12:46 am
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    Samies?

    πŸ˜‰

  • redheadeded

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    July 28, 2021 at 12:45 am
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    @thesurrealari

    That place looks nice and close, but super fancy? NYC is already pretty expensive to some of us “out-of-towner’s” can we afford it? and are they gonna be ok with us laughing it up or do they have a party room?

    Not knocking it it looks nice!

    D. Alley, the Redheadeded

  • redheadeded

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    July 28, 2021 at 12:38 am
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    It would/will be great to see ya George!

    D. Alley, the Redheadeded

  • redheadeded

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    July 28, 2021 at 12:37 am
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    Sorry to hear we will miss you James but gives us another reason to look forward to next year!

    D. Alley, the Redheadeded

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    July 6, 2021 at 2:31 am
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    Jarrod you are Amazing, and I love it.

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