So I’m working on getting the Promute & Andrew Weathers/Brian John Mitchell (that’s the one with my son) releases up on the website. They are going to be following a new pricing model I plan to start using for what has traditionally been our “free release” series. It’s going to be free to stream forever. Free to download for two months & then after that it will be a dollar for the album. It’s just kind of disconcerting to know that the donation amount for the free download stuff is around $1 per 10,000 downloads & that feels like I’m ripping off the artists. I think it’s a good compromise as far as getting the people to hear the stuff & letting them know it is of some value. So I’ll probably be sending out emails about them next week with the Silber newsletter coming out (if you read the blog, maybe you should subscribe to the newsletter? there’s a form to the right). Which seems to be quarterly instead of monthly lately. & I need to get up some download versions of the related releases before I contact the press folks about it. We’ll see what happens.
I got asked about appearing at a comic convention at Malta. They can’t cover the travel expenses, but I’m thinking about trying to do a Kickstarter to pay to go. But the problem is figuring out a way to raise money without spending money. I looked around at some stuff other people do & it seems like there’s a lot with people sponsoring travel projects with photo journals. & it also seems like there’s a lot with people trying to sponsor expenses to get to comic conventions with sketch cards & the like. So maybe I can do something with those two ideas. I wouldn’t launch the project until the current Kickstarters are done (August 3) & the convention is in December, so it could be able to happen with three months of lead time as far as buying airfare & all that. I guess I need to figure out what expenses will really be & all that. I can tell you that I’d much rather invest the time & money to do a convention someplace crazy like Malta over doing Chicago or New York, even if those are more likely to break even….
Here’s a rough character sketch I did for the monster for Pow Wow #2. I need to still get the finished drafts done & sent to Ed to draw. But that may happen tonight. I kinda like the sketch. Maybe I’ll do a shirt about it.
I’m adding another layer to my long drone piece. It might be the end & I might finally mix it this coming week. Then I’ll sit on it for who knows how long before releasing it.
So as some of you may know, I’m a fan of La Jetee. Here’s a video Peter Aldrich sent me about the audio tracks on the film.
Last Night’s Dream:
I’m old & dying. I’ve waited my whole life for this….