Special announcement today – and a special offer exclusively for readers of this blog.
For years I’ve been contemplating new ways to share my cartoon research (and that of others) beyond the daily posts on this page. Some of it needs to be committed to physical print and not left to linger in the digital ether. Call me old-school, but I still read – and use actual books in doing my work. Reference books actually are “fun” to peruse, to hold, to stare at for hours – with no drain on battery power.
No one here believes ‘books are dead’… heck, I myself am currently preparing a proposal for a big new book project for a major publisher (‘top secret’ for now). But what I’m considering in the meantime is another idea I’ve had for years (maybe decades)… a series of branded ‘mini-books’; featuring supplemental, or additional information, to the blog posts presented here on Cartoon Research. Smaller than a “real” book, but larger than a typical post. Modestly priced, under $10.
With self-publishing now a reality and easier than ever, the time has come to at least “put my toe in the water”. Author and historian Kevin Scott Collier, whom I just met via his recent mini book on Winsor McCay has agreed to partner with me in this experiment to create a Cartoon Research line of books.
We are still in the earliest phase of drawing up plans for this series of mini-books, but as of today we are offering up the first in the series – a filmography of Dreamy Dud. We have a second book compiled by Collier on tap for next month – and hopefully the third (in September) to be compiled by me (schedule permitting).
The book can be ordered on this Amazon page. It is 40 pages long and costs $5.95.
Below is a bit of background by author Kevin Scott Collier.