Thursday, February 23, 2006

SUPER REAL NOTES - Fun with collation!

Check this out!

At a printing press somewhere in Hong Kong, this photo was taken, as proof that issue two of Super Real is indeed collated in a 1 to 4 ratio. That's one Edward Pun variant to every three standard covers by me.
So why the photo?
And why do I care?
Cuz issue one had two covers that were supposed to be collated by the printer in a 50/50 ratio, but there was a misunderstanding and they simply packed one stack of each cover in each carton. Since Diamond requires collation is taken care of prior to delivery, that meant I had to hand collate all the copies myself. Opening each carton and arranging the covers in an even ratio throughout (then placing them back, and repeating). A rather daunting task, and one I wouldn't like to repeat!
So, the printer, going the extra mile to make things right, offered to send pictures of the collation this time round.

That's the good news.
The bad news, I still don't have confirmation that the books have actually left Hong Kong yet, which was supposed to have happened on 2/20.
Hopefully everything's fine there, because the books are already behind schedule as it is.

STAY TUNED,
jason

2 comments:

xoshua said...

i hadn even realized you changed the ratio of covers. not that it matters, as i think we actually had more people wanting you cover because you drew the book.

anyways, good to see we have some collation going on, and i hope the books get here soon!

Jason Martin said...

"i think we actually had more people wanting you cover"

aw shucks, now I'm blushing...

yeah, went with a 50/50 split on uno, but 2 an 3 are 1 in 4
perhaps, depending on the popularity of the guest artists, we may see a 50/50 split again on 4 or 5...

"anyways, good to see we have some collation going on, and i hope the books get here soon!"

collation is your friend

uh, still waiting on word for tha books...