Notebookery UK Relaunch

Our friends over in the United Kingdom are restarting the Notebookery UK Project after a bumpy start.  And they’re looking for contributors.  Do you live in the UK?  Then go.  Contribute now.  Don’t wait for it, just e-mail them your mailing address at notebookeryuk@gmail.com

Of course, thecontributions will be posted on their website as well as notebookery.org.

Godspeed, little notebook.

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.

Notebookery Mention!

Ben Gwalchmai over at http://mixverse.wordpress.com sent me an e-mail about a day ago saying that he wanted to mention the project on his site.  Today I find that it has been done.  I must say, I do love the title.  (“Notebookery notebookery notebookeroo, a book is as lucky as lucky can do”).

“…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.

“…and I’ll show you why they call me Muff.”

Current notebook location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

This one’s by Andrea Cyr and features things she’s heard overheard in the past week.  It also has a penguin, a lucky penny and some phone numbers to call!  Pretty damn funny comments.  I kind of do want to know why they call that person Muff…

And the notebook will be taking a break from Canada and heading to the land of fast food, guns and G.I. Joe.  First stop is Michigan.