One of the big things that has been circling my brain, vis-a-vis this whole project, is the notion of quality. All of the cartoonists I've been talking to are really focused on putting out the highest quality work. I know this seems to be a no brainer, but if you consider that we're talking about zines and/or minicomics -- a field where someone can draw, copy, and staple an issue in a day if so inclined -- then quality really does matter.
Not to mention that we're talking about a small small market. I'm really starting to think I need to talk to some of the business insiders. Obviously, the Drawn and Quarterly folks who put out John's books (hopefully going to rock a Montreal trip this summer), but also would be good to meet with some folks from bigger publishing houses.
I got some good feedback on directions for the film/villains/etc. both from emails and comments. All of it's super helpful. One of the neat parts of this whole thing is sort of unwinding the story I'm going to tell about John P. and King Cat, and which corners we'll duck down and which we'll walk by. So keep the suggestions coming! Click on the profile section to contact me.
We (Crystal and I) are in Michigan right now, taking a short break for a Casiotone show, and headed back to Chicago today, where I'll have more time to do some editing/transferring of tapes, and I'll have some neat Jeffrey Brown and Joe C. clips to put up by Monday.