Category Archives: U.S.A

The ATX Notebookery Project is Going Strong!

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!

ATX Notebookery Update!

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.

-Bern

I Used To Knead You

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:

Until I Die And Come Back Home

Current notebook location: Austin, TX

Beautiful poem and drawing by Bernard.  Absolutely beautiful.  Here’s part of the e-mail he sent with it:

“Well, I got the notebook on Monday, and as I’ve been unconscionably busy with work, I decided I’d hunker down and add my piece quickly.

I really had no clue what to do, as all of the great ideas I’d had bouncing around in my brain decided to flee as soon as I had my hands on the notebook itself.  That, and the talent already poured into this thing is intimidating. I’m glad I got in before the talent bar got raised too ridiculously high.

So, I adapted a poem I’d written a while back.  Hope this is a good addition.”

It definitely did.  Thank’s, Bern.  He also included a pic of him with the notebook, but I’m going to save that for later on the week.  This might be eluding to an interview.

What Tesla Needed To Shoot

Current notebook location: In between Pompton Lakes, NJ and Austin, TX

WONDERFUL Tesla contribution from the very talented Joshua Gordon.  Battles between one of the worlds greatest inventors and terrifying Lovecraftian monsters have been running through my head for days.  This and the image below are another amazing addition to the Notebook. (NOTE!  Click on the images for the ability to enlarge)

Apologies on posting this late (I had received this on Wednesday).  Totally my fault.  Just some crazy crap is going down on the home front.  Won’t let it happen again.

The Notebook left Joshua’s home and is now making it’s way to Austin, Texas.  Land of the world-class BBQ, the cowboy hat, casual gun shooting in the air while screaming with joy, clock tower shootings and…uh…waffles.

Austin is not to be confused with Dallas, which I just know of from sitcoms and people yelling about football.  I will admit, that I’m kind of disappointed that the Notebook isn’t going to Dallas as well.  It will miss out on the giant golden statue of Tom Landry looking up at the sky with cheerleaders at his feet.

Here is what the Notebook could have experienced in Dallas, but since it’s Texas, I’m assuming Austin will be very similar.  Just replace the name Dallas with Austin.

“…and vanished worlds are real to me today.”

Current notebook location: Petoskey, Michigan, USA

(click image for full-size glory).

This Faustian delight was done by Roo over at The Post-Apocalyptic Sketchbook.  Phenomonal work.

But that’s not all!  She also messed around with the cover.  So now our little labor of love looks like this:

*sniff* so beautiful…

The notebook will be making it’s way to New Jersey now.

…Like A Marmot Riding A Buffalo

Current notebook location: Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA

Contribution by Phill Cameron, who also provided an interesting little bit of note-taking and some sketches of the picture you see above.  Thanks Phill!

And now the notebook is on it’s way to another lucky person in the godless state of Michigan!  I have a tracking number with this one so I’ll be able to provide more details on where the hell it is (although I anticipate that it won’t take much time for the notebook to get to it’s destination).

NOTE TO ALL CONTRIBUTORS: I have set up a Notebookery Google Group so I can send out mass e-mails to you all.  Over the course of the next week or so I will be adding you all, but save me some hassle by joining yourselves!

Also, I’m finding it gets kind of boring here on the site while waiting for contributions to come in.  How would you all feel about a section where contributors are briefly interviewed?  Or something else?  THOUGHTS!  I NEED THEM.