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After way too long, we’re shooting to have the third printing out by the end of June, to correspond with some Exceptionally Cool Things we’ll be able to tell you about in a few days.
STAY TUNED, LITTLE VIKINGS.
Meanwhile, we’re shopping for quotes from printers, since ours seems to have fallen off the face of the earth. If you’ve got any recommendations, please drop us a line at peteandpetezine(at)gmail.com (for specs, see http://krebstar.bigcartel.com/product/waiting-for-october-a-tribute-to-the-adventures-of-pete-pete )
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Anonymous asked: What do you usually pay the artists?
We’ve only done the one zine, so, there’s really not a “usually.” That said:
As we wrote in the original submissions guidelines, contributors didn’t get any upfront payment. They got print files for the full zine, which was licensed under a Creative Commons agreement allowing anyone who had contributed content to print and sell copies at their discretion; and can order copies from our print runs at cost.
Any profits from copies we sell (thus far theoretical, pending the third print run) are split evenly among contributors, although most decided to donate their shares to a charity we collectively chose, the VH1 Save the Music Foundation.
This approach worked well for us largely because of the nature of the project—an unlicensed collective love letter to a decades-old TV show—and because we were very explicitly upfront about the terms. We decided very early on that this wasn’t a project we planned to make money from—again, as we wrote in the submission guidelines, we mostly just wanted it to exist—and most of the contributors were coming from similar places. If we’d been soliciting wholly original work, or publishing the zine with the intent of making a profit, we’d have tried to find a way to offer the contributors upfront payment and a more formal profit-split arrangement.
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If you’ve got any Little Vikings on your last-minute gift list, you should know that Chris Haley has a bunch of cool swag with the color version of his Flex Mentallo Artie over at society6. The tote bag is probably my favorite, but it’s a hard call.
We also went to the Bazaar Bizarre this weekend.
We ran into Erica and I bought a tiny Hank McCoy print from her and a copy of Waiting For October: A Tribute to the Adventures of Pete & Pete.
Hooray! We hope you like it!
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Yes, it’s still going to happen in the next few months.
No, nothing terrible is going on.
So, whence the delay? All we can say for now is that Plans are Afoot, which, if they come to fruition, will change the size of the print run.
We’ll let you know more when we can. If you’ve got a lucky penny, now’s the time to make sure it’s charged up.
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ruthlessbruce asked: Where can i buy when you release it ?
krebstar.bigcartel.com; or just click the link in the left sidebar that says “Buy the Zine.” We’ll also post a notice and a link here when we’ve got more in.
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We’re working on getting the third up and running—more news as that comes together!
If you’re a retailer or contributor who anticipates wanting to make a wholesale order, we’d be mighty grateful if you’d e-mail us as soon as possible at peteandpetezine(at)gmail(dot)com, so that we can take that into account when we set the third (and likely final) print run.
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