Thursday, 10 March 2016
Reads: Finishing up Loose Ends?
Sean Michael Robinson:
Two real quick messages. I'm finishing up Reads right now and I need your help!
First off-- does anyone have an original printing of Issue 178, and a scanner? I'm looking to see some scans of pages 13, 14, 19, and 20. The negatives for these pages are all second-generation negatives, shot from either a printed copy of the book or from some kind of photocopy or print, and I have no original art to replace them with.
The majority of the book looks fantastic, and I'm hoping that the original printing of the monthly book might be an improvement for these pages.
So! Do you have a copy of the monthly book? Take a look at these pages. Does the tone on Cerebus look dark and sort of "junky," like a photocopy? If so, please let me know in the comments! Or if these pages look good in your copy, please send me a scan. A sample scan of one panel is just fine. Color scans at 1200 ppi are best, if possible!
I'll have a prize for the first person to contribute scans. Please send your sample scan to cerebusarthunt at gmail!
Secondly! Do you have a copy of the Reads graphic novel? If so, is it a recent printing?
I'm looking for printing dates for the different printings of the book. So far, I have up to the fourth printing--
First printing: April 1995
Second printing: April 1995
Third printing: August 1996
Fourth printing: May 2001
Do you have any info about further printings, based on the indica of your book? Please let me know via email or in the comments.
Thanks again for your help, strangers!