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Blackbead

Looking for Artwork for Book

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Greetings, pirate arteests one and all!

I'm currently putting together a second anthology of poetry, short stories, and artwork. This year's work will include both pirate-themed and scifi/fantasy-themed pieces. Last year's books has sold almost 200 copies and while we aren't getting rich it has been extremely rewarding, in so many other ways, to have my work in publication. For instance, Raising Black Flags, last year's book, will be featured at a book signing at the Texas Renaissance Faire's Pirate Adventure weekend! Four of the other poets and I will get to sit behind a table and sign autographs and sell copies of the book to that portion of the 50,000 people who want to stop and talk with us!

This is a joint venture. We all contribute work, I pay the initial costs (very slight), and then we split the profits. What I am looking for are black and white pieces (that keeps the selling cost of the book down) that will look good in a 8.5" x 11" format (I think that's what we're going to go with this time).

If you are interested in seeing your work in print, drop me a line and let's get parleying! THe book will be going out in time for Christmas (yes, if you get me something before the middle of October it can still be a part of this project!)

Blackbead

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I would gladly contribute art for the book. Are you still looking for writing contributions as well?

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I'm willing to send you a few drawings. BTW, were you able to use the fantasy story I sent you some time ago? Just curious. If you intend to include it, I could do illustrations for that as well.

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William - Excellent! and YES!

We are only going to have enough material for ONE book instead of the two that I had envisioned. Currently, I am proposing we call it "Echoes From Other Worlds" (a portion of a line from the poem "It May Be" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox [1855 - 1919])and will have two sections, something like "Tales from the Sea" and "Tales from Other Worlds", but the idea is that it will have a pirate-themed section and a scifi/fantasy-themed section.

Ransom - Your piece is currently featured in the second section of the draft and I think it will turn out to be one of the favorites in the book. I'd love to have some illustrations to accompany it and it would be perfect if they were done by you! Also, if you have some other pieces then send them along.

The artwork needs to be B&W and roughly 300 dpi. I can play with whatever anyone sends but if it came ot me ready to go it would be perfect.

Blackbead

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Awesome! I'll get to work. :rolleyes:

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Excellent!

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Aye mate, I' be interested in this little venture o' yor'n.

I'll send you a message.

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I do tons of pirate artwork, and i just wrote some pirate themed poetry, i definatly would like to get on on this. take a look at my gallery on deviantart, and tell me what you think. http://edward-smee.d...rt.com/gallery/ let me know if you plan on using any of my works.

Edited by Commodore Greyhound

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Sorry Commodore, this book has already been published. Maybe next time? ;)

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Sorry Commodore, this book has already been published. Maybe next time? :o

That's ok, let me know next time ye have one in the works, did you take a look at some of my work?

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