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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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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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GOOD NEWS: We’ve sold through our first printing!
BAD NEWS: Some last-minute changes to printing logistics will delay orders for a little while.
GOOD NEWS: We should be up and shipping again by the last week of August.
BAD NEWS: There’ll be a slightly longer-than-usual order-to-delivery gap for some recent orders (you’ll have heard from us via e-mail by now).
GOOD NEWS: If you’re one of those people, we’ll be sending you a free Kreb Scout Merit Badge button along with your zine.
MORE GOOD NEWS: What we DO have in hand are the last ten copies of the plaid limited edition, which we’ll be posting tonight.
STILL MORE GOOD NEWS: If you want one of the release party posters, they’re still available over on etsy.
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Edited with updated poster info. (8/5/12)
ARE YOU STILL ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS?
I CAN’T BELIEVE I MISSED THIS! ARE YOU GOING TO DO A SECOND VOLUME OR AN EXPANDED EDITION?
It’s reasonably likely, but even if so, it won’t be for a while. If we do, you’ll hear about it here first.
WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH THOSE PLAID HARDCOVERS? HOW CAN I GET ONE?
The plaid hardcovers were a limited edition of 24; there are 10 or 11 left. We will be posting them on BigCartel in the next few days. They’ll be $15, plus shipping. You cannot reserve them in advance, and they will not be available wholesale.
WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH THOSE POSTERS? HOW CAN I GET ONE?
The posters were a giveaway at the release party. Lindsey, who made them, has some extras, which you can purchase over at etsy.
IS IT TRUE THAT THE ZINE IS SOLD OUT?
Yes, and no. We’ve sold through the first printing, but our print shop is local, so we’ll have the second printing in hand before we’re caught up on shipping the first.
I’M A RETAILER. DO YOU DO WHOLESALE?
Yeah. Shoot us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re about to set the second print run, so now’s a really good time to get in touch.
WHERE WILL YOU BE DONATING THE THEORETICAL PROFITS, AGAIN?
I REALLY LIKE THE COVER / CENTERFOLD / ANOTHER PIECE OF ART. ARE YOU GOING TO SELL PRINTS?
No, but the artists might!
ARE THERE GOING TO BE ANY OTHER SPECIAL / LIMITED EDITIONS?
Only if contributors decide to make and sell them.
CAN I BUY A COPY AT MY LOCAL COMICS / ZINE SHOP?
Right now, the only comics shop that we know carries Waiting for October is Bridge City Comics, in Portland, OR. Your local comics / zine shop is welcome to contact us about ordering copies, though. See above re: wholesale
CAN I BUY A COPY AT MY FAVORITE CONVENTION?
We—that is, Miles and Rachel—probably won’t be selling Waiting for October at conventions (we both work at a publisher, so when we’re at shows, we’re usually representing them) but contributors might. (And contributors, if you let us know what shows you’ll be at, we’ll post that info here so readers’ll know where to find you!)
WILL YOU BE AT THE LA REUNION SHOW?
It’s possible but extremely unlikely.
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When we first set out to do this, we didn’t expect it to make any money. We’re still a bit shy of breaking even, but based on the rate the first printing is going, there’s a decent chance the zine is going to turn a profit.
After consulting with the contributors, we’ve collectively decided to donate any profits from copies of Waiting for October sold through KrebStar/the editors (so, BigCartel orders, wholesale orders, or copies you buy off Miles or Rachel in person) to the VH1 Save the Music Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to restoring and preserving instrumental music education in America’s public schools.
-Rachel & Miles
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We’re reasonably sure that it’s the coolest thing ever.
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[This is the first text piece from the zine we’ve posted, by one of the most marvelous people we’ve never met.
In other news, we uploaded everything to the printer today. Barring disaster, we’ll have printed copies of Waiting for October in hand in about a week. Zounds! -Rachel & Miles]
Pete and Pete and Pete and Pete
Here is how we knew it was right:
The hours melted away and the minutes rolled over as we two would recount our lives, passing secrets, developing inside jokes, discovering a love before first sight.
Here is how we knew it was love:
Mashed together in the back seat of a crowded car, we rang in the new year with songs at the top of all our lungs, until at last, at last alone we share a bashful kiss on the curb long after midnight has passed, even though the dog next door would not stop staring at us.
But here is how we knew it was destiny:
As we unpack her things, fully integrating her life into mine—into ours—each item reveals the things we carry inside us: the things that show where we come from, that inform where we would like to go. And one item, one thing in particular, showed that ultimately, despite our disparate origins, we were coming from the same place: that we found mystery in the mundane, humor in the humiliating, and small victories in the big defeats. And if you look even now, you can see them, duplicates shelved together: Pete and Pete and Pete and Pete and Pete and Pete and Pete and Pete.
And here is how you will know it is us:
Hand in hand we crunch through the autumn leaves, a big one and a little one, smiling inscrutably at jokes that didn’t need to be spoken aloud, eternally afflicted by that deranged happiness of two people who, despite it all, have found each other.
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