Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Sissyfish: The Book




I can't believe I forgot to post this. On my birthday in November my wife presented me with an actual book of my surf drawings that she somehow stealthed from my hard drive. She's a graphic designer so she did an amazing job with layout and picking images to juxtapose on each spread. The book is 30 pages long, paper back, and roughly the dimensions of an LP cover. When I squeezed the info on how much it cost to print, I was kind of shocked: somewhere between $100-$200. Shattered like a potato chip thruster on a Seaside boulder were my dreams of doing a longer version with excerpts from blog posts, incendiary comments, and photos...

But today I just received an email with a link to www.blurb.com, an online company that gives you the tools to make bookstore quality hardcover books for around $30-$50 bucks. No, I'm not getting paid to pimp this website. It's just something I thought my blog buddies should know about, especially those with artistic compulsions or self publishing dreams. In other words, watch this space. I may need to get ten people together to order the second edition of the Sissyfish Book for a 10% discount!

15 comments:

Foulweather... said...

There are cheaper ways to get printed, if you want multiple copies. I'm getting 500 copies of foulweather #2, which is almost a book at 76 pages. Let me know if you want more details about printing.

Nash said...

Count me in for one bro.

NiegĂ  said...

As a long time follower of your blog, count me in too!

NiegĂ 

Ryan said...

Dude, your wife loves you. What a great job... looks really cool.

Anonymous said...

printed on recycled paper & soy ink I hope?

Patch said...

That's cool Chum. When's the movie coming out. :)

OS said...

Can I get a rush on a copy sent to the UK...could use some sissy stoke here.

seamouse said...

Good golly!
good wife.
good idea.
good gift.

lawless said...

Cool. It's always nice to see your work on the printed page.

Check out http://www.lulu.com/ for self-publishing as well.

Daniel said...

Very cool.

rye said...

that book looks beautiful.

sylvain said...

Is it possible to get it in france ? thanks !

Chum said...

I'll be happy to ship it anywhere once I get the book finished! Thanks for the support!

Rex Dominnus said...

All my daydreams are disasters...
Did I finally track you down, I'd love a book and to hear from you, find me at nathan@nathaneldridge.com
tell me how to get a book
-Nate.

Jamie Watson said...

You can count me in too, for a book.