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A couple of chapters per comic book.
3 (13%)
A larger book with a collection of the whole thing in one big tome.
20 (87%)

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Offline Noben

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Re: If AM were to get printed...
« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2013, 08:40:15 PM »
Well here it is as far as I can tell.

Dark Companion is right.  I thought about it and it would be nothing for anyone but bragging rights and that's about it.  The comic has no value beyond that for anyone in print format.  For anyone that does want it for bragging rights, you got it.  I'll make it.   There will be no funding for it other than: when they are in hand, anyone is welcome buy one.  For now that's all the details I'd like to spare.
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Re: If AM were to get printed...
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Re: If AM were to get printed...
« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2013, 11:24:08 PM »
Given the ending of story lines that would be included, not too mention the other extras, I'd still say it'd be worth it! If nothing else, it would give you something else to sell at cons and such.
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Re: If AM were to get printed...
« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2013, 01:29:46 AM »
ill buy, whatever it is you end up doing.
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Re: If AM were to get printed...
« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2013, 02:00:46 AM »
We need a lightbulb emoticon, because I just had an idea. Finish the old and new comics here, and then start a third volume exclusively for print! That way, we'll be buying an entire book of exclusive content instead of just a few pages.
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Re: If AM were to get printed...
« Reply #34 on: May 19, 2013, 02:20:49 AM »


Sounds interesting.

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Re: If AM were to get printed...
« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2013, 02:43:09 AM »
Yup. That pic pretty much sums it up.
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Re: If AM were to get printed...
« Reply #36 on: May 19, 2013, 02:11:47 PM »
As I said though, if you were to include perhaps a drawing for the person purchasing the book as well as maybe a picture of the whole AM gang together in like a "group photo" sort of thing, it would make owning one of the books something of value to have. They'd have artwork nobody else would be allowed to see unless they got their hands on the book itself.
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Re: If AM were to get printed...
« Reply #37 on: May 19, 2013, 06:46:51 PM »
This... wait, what...

Hang on a second, are you seriously considering this? Kind of funny that one of these dreams might become reality very soon.

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Re: If AM were to get printed...
« Reply #38 on: May 20, 2013, 03:11:02 AM »
Twiggy, it is my understanding that Noben IS considering some various options as far as putting out a book of some kind. Time will tell what the end product will be. IMO, it will be worth it.

If people like the idea, start posting your support of such. It never hurts to let people know that they are doing something that people are interesting in.
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Re: If AM were to get printed...
« Reply #39 on: May 20, 2013, 03:24:33 AM »
I'm interested , by the way.  I've already bought a few printed versions of web comics, I would not be averse to more.  And personal touches would be awesome.  :D

Maybe if you did a print-to-order thing where you only get a book printed when someone orders one.  Charge to cover the cost and shipping with enough of a mark-up to make it worthwhile.  That would be expensive at first, but it'll give you an idea of demand. 

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Re: If AM were to get printed...
« Reply #40 on: May 21, 2013, 05:49:34 PM »
Directly adapting a web comic to print...

Methinks it might be a better idea to do exclusive content, but I wonder whether it'll be in addition to the regular content, or as separate entities. Something about the web comic format doesn't sound quite right for a chapter-based comic book, but it'd make a lot of sense as a large tome. The problem? It's very unwieldy!

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Re: If AM were to get printed...
« Reply #41 on: May 22, 2013, 03:37:39 AM »
If the collected comic isn't feasible, I'd love to see a sketchbook. Maybe with a gag "how to draw a Kuvrahk" section?
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Re: If AM were to get printed...
« Reply #42 on: May 22, 2013, 12:26:44 PM »
You're right on that one, Cal.  It would get pretty hefty.

I went over it this morning, and it's 115 pages of content, give or take a few details of added pages and footnotes for the printed version. And it won't include Nemesis (I so dearly want to complete that simple, old storyline)
After all is said and done, it will be 116 pages of comics, footnotes, a cover for that series, and pinups in the back, at 8x10.5 inches (the size and thickness of a magazine) and the cost would be about $20 for anyone to purchase, plus shipping and handling.


The plan is 100 copies of it, regardless of the type of book.  It's a huge investment, my friends and I are looking at kickstarter or indiegogo or some such places for this.  No solid decision is made yet.    I'll take suggestions if anyone has them.


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Re: If AM were to get printed...
« Reply #43 on: May 22, 2013, 02:18:51 PM »
Yeah, thinking on it, if the collected works of AM came out all in one book, there could be only one title:

Altermeta: The book so heavy you could kill someone with it!  :P

I guess I have to waffle and say the smaller books would be better... And Noben, better believe I look forward to seeing and owning copies!  ;)
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Re: If AM were to get printed...
« Reply #44 on: May 22, 2013, 03:58:41 PM »
A 116 page book would only be like .75 centimeters thick at most.
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Re: If AM were to get printed...
« Reply #44 on: May 22, 2013, 03:58:41 PM »