Cheers, folks! I’ve been remiss in not posting the ATX Notebookery project’s progress on the main Notebookery site! My apologies. Things have been a bit hectic. Nevertheless, we’ve been going strong, trying to get a new submission up each week on Wednesdays. It usually ends up being every other week, but Wednesday is the day! While the original Notebookery notebook is stuck in postal-limbo, come take a look at what’s going down in the Lone Star State. We’ve also set up a Facebook page for the project, if you’re into that kind of thing. Also, we’ve put together a Google Map that’s tracking our notebook’s progress through Austin. And that’s pretty much it, people. Come take a look at what we’ve got! Take care, all!
The ATX Notebookery Project has its first official submission. For some reason beyond my comprehension, the image here is compacted horizontally. To see it in its full horizontally acceptable glory, you can check it out in full here.
Current notebook location: New York City
Lovely contribution by James Puckett showing pride for the beloved forum of well-known fear monger Warren Ellis.
Next notebookery update will be on Friday! A person-to-person hand off was involved and not the usual slow mail system!
ALSO! Our sibling project over in Austin, TX has been written about in the Austin Makes A Book project blog with an interview and description of the project! Go Austin!
The ATX Notebookery Notebook LIVES!
After a few fits and starts, we’ve finally neared the completion of the notebook. It should enter circulation within the next week.
Check it out on the ATXNotebookery blog. I’ve posted links to a slideshow of the notebook construction process, so far.
Our sibling project NotebookeryUK has lost their notebook. It was last seen in Aberdeen in the hands of a very shifty looking postman and his cat. Here’s a picture of him with the notebook:
If only we knew just how evil that bastard was. The grandmaster at NotebookeryUK says this:
One notebook, last seen leaving Aberdeen in the hands of what may or may not have been a very hungry-looking mailman.
Please contact email@example.com or leave a comment with details of what the little blighter is up to, we’re all very worried about it.
I’m going to be fairly pre-occupied till after halloween (I work full-time and have a severe lack of days off), which is a fairly definitive amount of time for a notebook to show up or not – I’ll maybe try another run then. I’m fairly sure already that it’s AWOL, because there isn’t even an actual strike on just now. Fuck’s sake!
I think next time will involve much much registered post. Mainly to stop the damn posties and their munchies😦
We all, of course, hope it pops up. Damn you, Pat!
EDIT: THE NOTEBOOK HAS BEEN FOUND!!!!
So Bern is setting up an Austin, Texas chapter of Notebookery and he’s had a couple of awesome ideas! The first being to give ideal page dimensions to all the contributors, have them do their thang, then at the end have a big party where the contributions will be binded!
However after some thought he’s decided that the notebook will be bound beforehand on Thursday. I’m being assured that it is an amazing leather. Wonderful stuff. Expect to see content from the ATX Notebookery in the near future!
Best of luck to you folks in Austin!
Also, tomorrow I’ll be posting up the awesome stuff coming from the UK!
Current notebook location: Scottsdale, AZ
Who doesn’t love bread? And puns? The wonderful Jeffrey Owens combines one of the two great things in life. He even included a song that he wrote about bread! Called The Bread Song! Here’s what he wrote in his e-mail:
It took me probably a little longer than it should have to get this done. Honestly, there is some really great stuff in here that made it quite daunting. I didn’t want to screw it up at all. I had a couple of ideas, but this is the one that just kept coming back into my mind. For some reason, I seem to have an affinity for bread-related things. I even wrote a short hip-hop song about bread a year or so ago, which I have also included, for your listening pleasure.
Here’s the AWESOME Bread Song: