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    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2012

    Speaking as a longtime Tooth fan who's only dabbled in writing anything much, I'd be happy to have a look and give notes, though they'd be more from a reader's perspective. No worries if that'd be more of a hindrance than a help, of course. If so it's mrnickearley at gmail dot com. You might also want to try at the 2000AD thread that's kicking around here somewhere.
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    #comics subscriptions online

    I don't drive, and therefore rarely make it to a comic shop. I use and generally that works out for me. They have a subscription section, back issues, trades, and a toystore with lots of random stuff. Also, I can set my shipments by date or by dollar amount, so if I don't have many books on my list, I usually have it add up to $20 or more to save on shipping. Hope that helps!
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    @govspy: Thanks! I'll check it out.
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    looking for somewhere to buy myself a nice gift of original comic art. already use ebay, Cadence and Albert Moy. any suggestions?
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    Some artists sell their stuff directly through their websites. Winston Rowntree, Ruben Bolling and Neil Swaab are a few I can think of off the top of my head.
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    yeah i know. but im looking to browse large amounts at a time, and dont have a specific artist i am interested in
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    Comic Art Fans has a pretty big selection you can browse through. I looked just now and they have originals by Frazetta, Ditko and Kirby amongst others - although Hex will undoubtedly jump in here and tell you not to buy Kirby originals because so many of them are stolen goods :-)
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    Hiyah. I'm looking for some help from the resident WordPress wizards. I've been doing press photo galleries with WordPress, but I've had to do them by hand since formatting them otherwise hasn't been possible. In practice I've had to add some
    tags to keep the formatting from going all wonky. This wouldn't be so bad, apart from the fact that merely opening the page with the visual editor breaks the code, which sucks big time.

    Can you think of a plugin or an automated way to do what I've done in that page, but automatically? As in, not needing to go and edit the code by hand? Any good gallery plugins for WordPress that are better than the standard gallery thing that comes with WP?
    • CommentAuthorSteerpike
    • CommentTimeMar 24th 2012

    Going to World Horror Con in Salt Lake City next week, and there's still spots available for Mort Castle's writing workshop. It's too late for manuscript critiques, even if I had one worth sharing, but he's doing 2 2 hour workshops with up to 15 people in each workshop. He's edited On Writing Horror, which is pretty much the horror author's bible, and taught creative writing workshops for decades. Worth signing up? I've heard pro and con arguments about workshops from published authors, not sure what this one would involve.
    • CommentAuthorALE
    • CommentTimeMar 25th 2012
    Better bookmarking in Chrome, a couple of issues:

    1. I don't like that everything is shoved into the bookmarks toolbar; we're talking 30+ folders and god knows how many subfolders.

    2. I don't like (being forced) to view a fully expanded/nested text list of bookmarks when bookmarking a page. I want to see the folders and expand them as needed.

    Perhaps I'm overlooking something obvious, which seems more common the more versed you get with these things. If so please point the way to the big shiny button I've missed. Failing that some obscure extension* that isn't showing up in my searches would be lovely.

    *I essentially want bookmarking behavior to be as close to Firefox as possible, this is one of the few things keeping me from abandoning it for Chrome entirely.
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2012
    Hi guys. Hoping someone on here can help with this. Last time I published a magazine, it was via MagCloud, so an ISBN number wasnt required. This time I need an ISBN... or so I thought. The ISBN people are telling me I need an ISSN (for periodicals and journals), but the printers want an ISBN (they mainly handle graphic novels). So my question is with regards to #magazinepublishing: Do I need:

    a) an ISBN number or

    b) an ISSN number?

    All help / advice gratefully appreciated.
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    If it's a periodical, it should have an ISSN, which is reused for each installment of the periodical. With an ISBN, once you put it on a publication, it can't be put on anything else.
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    Writing question. I'm putting together a cookbook for blokes, mostly aimed at twenty-somethings moving out of their parents' home for the first time. I'll be including some general advice as well; about renting, housework, basic finances and record keeping, DIY repairs and keeping a toolkit. I'm talking to Oldhat about doing a section on beer.

    I'm also considering adding chapters on weed (cookie and brownie recipes, how to make an apple pipe etc) and home made sex toys (the Cucummer, the Eggplant Fleshlight), but I'm concerned this might jeopardise sales. Is it better to risk it, publish and be damned, or to play it nice and censor out the offensive stuff?
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    Look at it this way - if you put it in, so to speak, nobody's ever going to trust your moussaka...
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    Ha - that was pretty good!
    • CommentAuthorDC
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2012
    You can either add some warnings about the "adult" stuff or do 2 versions, one with and other without those parts. I'd go for the latter, it could work has some sort of publicity stunt(?).

    PS-Warn us when it's done. I could use a handy book like that instead of spending time browsing (and get distracted by other things).
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    @DC I'll give you a shout-out as soon as I find a publisher. I've considered doing two versions, but won't that increase printing costs?

    Okay, another question under the same heading. Is there anything else that should be covered in a book for first-time home leavers?
    • CommentAuthorDC
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2012
    I assumed it was an ebook. I'll sleep over it and get back to you tomorrow.
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    I'm looking to publish as a large coffee table volume, but may consider doing it as an ebook if that turns out to be more practical.
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    What about the clean stuff in the book, and the adult stuff as a bonus on an associated website? Feature some of the clean stuff on the website too, and drive traffic back and forth between the site and the book.