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Re: [Groop] How long does it take, anyway....

On Sun, 30 Apr 2000, Mark Evanier wrote:

> On Mon, 1 May 2000 00:40:48 -0500 (CDT), Jennifer A Burdoo
> <jburdoo@ksu.edu> wrote:
> >Then put out two books at a time.  Surely the market can stand that, when
> >they're only ten bucks apiece.
> ME: The folks at Dark Horse don't think so.  Feel free to try and
> change their minds.

Anyone up for a mail campaign?  Since we Groopers are a nice (albeit
small; how many are there on this list, anyway?) diehard fan base, maybe
we could get through to the bighats at Dark Horse.  Or has it been tried
> >	Here's an idea though:  Pack the 12 Image issues into one BIG 
> >trade paperback.  That would be, hmm, 330 pages or so?  Anyway, enough
> >material to actually satisfy readers appetites for six months, and you
> >could charge maybe $20 for it.  Unless you're already planning to reprint
> >them in some other format....
> ME: We have no plans to reprint the Image issues until we get through
> all the earlier stuff.

But you've got eighteen books to go.  At six months per book, that'll take
<calculates a la Groo -- "nine times eleventeen plus forty-twelve"> NINE
YEARS!  As Calvin said, "I'll be OLD then!"  Couldn't they be put out
every four months, or every three, instead?

Oh, why did I study so hard in grade school?  Why didn't I rootle around
in the comic book sector of the used book store when I was a kid?  Why
did I find Groo so late in life?  Why must the joy be in the 
anticipation?  Why?  Why?  Why?


(If anyone posts, "Because.  Because.  Because," in answer to those last
three questions, I'll sic Rufferto on you.)

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