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Greg B
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I'm getting old so I've forgotten if I've mentioned this or anyone else over and over again,

But AN should have it's own comics/bool line. It ain't that difficult and I'm sure it would be EASY as pie to get advertisers.

There's enough talent here that it would be a cakewalk and a sure fire money maker.

Children's books, action adventure, history. Couldn't fail. No way. Heck, just instruction books and history of animation books alone would be so pre-ordered it wouldn't break a sweat.

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tstevens
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If Charles wanted to set up a publishing department through the Animation Academy I'm sure he could do it. But it seems like the model you are thinking would be a more communal one. I'm not sure that would really work. The only thing I see AN being good for, in a situation like the one you might be thinking of, would be as a means of soliciting talent (ie holding competitions for submissions of ideas, letting people vote on them etc).

I could see a situation where Charles published learning materials through the animation academy with the ability to sell products via a website. However, to do that there wouldn't be any real need to involve AN except for advertising and publicity reasons.

The idea of a creating a communal business model is interesting but it doesn't really pan out. The closest thing would be a Co-op where members would be given some voting rights as well as disounts on services and products (think REI for animation). But AN has to many random voices to be serious as a "company model". It's just not designed for it.

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OFFBEAT
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I think AN should come together as a community.. and do my yardwork.

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SNAKEBITE
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hahahahaha, offbeat you kill me!

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Doodles
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Sure! I'll just spray your whole lawn with Roundup and take care of the need to mow it for the rest of the year. [tipsy]
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OFFBEAT
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ROUND-UP!!

Doodles!!!

YOU. ARE. A. FRIGGIN'. GENIUS!!!!!!!

Holy crap! Why didn't I think of this???
You've just freed up my entire summer!!!

Thank you!
Thank you!
Thank you!

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OFFBEAT
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Great! I just tried to order a 80 gallon drum of Round-up from Lowes Hardware and now i'm on the FBI watchdog list.

Way to go Doodles! IF that's your REAL name!

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TonyR
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lol
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Russian Judge
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Getting back to the topic...I'd have to ask on what level these books would be published.

I know of at least one artist who went bankrupt buying Canadian printing for his black and white comic. (Canadians are the only people near the US that can print comics any more. American companies either do inferior work or have gone bankrupt.)

There IS the time-honored way to duplicate comics, using Xerox and folded sheets (the half-page items seen at conventions). Still not cheap, but affordable.

More critical is the choice of material. Most people who do such comics are interested in getting characters copyrighted and publicly seen, so they can get work at a major company, or sell the character rights to a big publisher for a lot of money. That's not in the AN spirit as I understand it.

I've seen a few exceptions. I got an "anti campus rape" comic at Orlando's MegaCon one year, and was kinda sorry I did; it was a propaganda screed, not useful to prevent campus rapes at all. It probably made the creators feel really noble, but no one in danger would ever go out to purchase a comic book lecture.

Maybe visual lessons about how to do something useful might be popular - a "how to" guide as a comic book, easily translatable into different languages. The idea would be, not to simply try to get jobs in the existing corrupt industry, but to bypass it and produce material that people would want. I thought that was what the AN was supposed to be about.

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tstevens
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Gary Clair's Illustrated "How To Trim bushes into Cartoon Animals: A 1001 Ways to Make Your Pyracantha Cute and cuddly!"

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painter
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Offbeat, You always have me laughing out loud, Too Good,

On topic: I'm quite sure that Charles has PLENTY to do.

Greg, why don't you take the ball and run with it?

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