I would probably include both the Heroic Warriors piece and the POP piece, plus some sketches :-)I guess I should start off by asking if that awesome illustration of the heroic warriors on the 10 of 16 Art Card (included with the Season Two Volume 1 set) you did - would it be included in this artbook?
I didn't do any Evil Warriors piece unfortunately.
I've studied numerous laws on copyright and what can and cannot be achieved (I've had to with my He-Man book, cereal:geek, and my upcoming publications in 2011) - It's all in the presentation - I've spoke to Emiliano at great length about this, and (aside from a few things we still need to iron out) I think it will be given a very big green light in the New Year!
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Moreover, The Unofficial Cartoon Guide to He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and cereal:geek are fundamentally different from the book being proposed with regard to character and purpose, as well as the nature and substantiality of use of copyrighted materials.
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i'd buy it.
MANGLORD'S most wanted MOTUC, GWILDOR and the rest of the 87ers.
I would most definably buy it Emiliano!
Around $30 ~ $40 would be a reasonable price imo.
Aside from the book, what I would also really love would be a big wall poster of the Mural Spine. That would be so amazing to put above the figure display.
Would a poster like that be possible or is it legally a lot different from an artbook?
MY MOTUC WANTS: SKY SLED, Rio Blast, Extendar, Gwildor, Eldor, Glimmer, Kowl, Angella, Mermista, Sweet Bee, Peekablue, Sea Hawk, Madame Razz, Huntara, Hydron, Master Sebrian, Sagitar, Tuskador, Darius, Mara, Two Bad, Saurod, Hunga the Harpy, Evil Seed, Masque, Horde Trooper, Modulok, Dragstor, Imp, Scorpia, Vultak, Entrapta, Tung Lashor, Sssqueeeze, NA Skeletor, Flogg, Lizorr, Hoove, Critta
I'm just throwing this out there.
If you did this and sold for X dollars, could you do a "Collectors Edition" which might include personalized autograph + a custom drawing or something???? Only do a few of them and sell for X + Y, with Y being an extra amount to help cover some of the expenses?
Most-wanted MOTUC: Madame Razz and Broom - Scorpia - Granita - Hunga the Harpy - Spinnerella - Melaktha - Vultak - Dylamug - Crita
I'd totally get one. I say around $30...only because I'm somewhat broke right now, I'd totally pay more for it if I could.
Wanted: Episode 40 Comic.
I would be very interested, but exclusively for MOTU and POP-related art. I haven't watched the other shows...
As for price, I'd say the 15-20 dollar range, depending on what was included and the book's size. You could probably justify 30 bucks for a larger coffee-table book...but again, I'm only keen on He-Man and She-Ra content.
1) The MOTU and PoP heroic art cards
2) MOTU spine art
3) SOTS cover
4) MOTU Christmas Special cover
5) Art cards that came with the DVD replacement
6) 200X MOTU Comicon cover
Also, I would go $20-25 for a book.
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It' has to be a book about my art, so MOTU and POP can be only a part of it (but still very complete )
Neither I can do a really big coffee table book.
I don't know if you're familiar with them, but usually artists prints these sketchbooks and sell them privately or at conventions or just on their blogs.
They are usually more expensive than real books because of the low printing.
I've seen stuff like about 20 pages photocopied by Adam Huges for $30!
But while my thing would fall more under this private sketchbook category, I don't plan to do something that small and that pricey though!
Just a note on prices for books like this.
There's no doubt Emiliano would love to have a really low price on it, but whatever he does is limited by the cost of printing.
Most artist art and sketch books of this nature, especially ones sold at con, are produced in very limited numbers. 500 copies, 1000 copies, etc.
These are limited runs, short runs, etc... whatever you want to call them at the printer.
Printing has what is known as a break point, where when you pass a certain quantity, the production cost per copy drops dramatically.
That's because a printer has to factor a base cost of printing across X number of units. That base cost includes a base cost for using the press, the cost of labor, the cost of ink and material, the cost of calibration, etc.
Break points are usually high up there. 10,000 units... 20,000 units... or more. It just depends on what is being printed.
You can also do short runs with what is called POD, or Print on Demand.
This usually employees the use of a copy/printer machine like a DocuColor or something that produces really nice results that aren't actual plate presses.
But the cost there is often very high as well.
People usually do POD printing for VERY limited quantities. Like a 100 or 200 copies.
So for something like this, that is sold to a speciality market and that has no big retail reach or distribution, the price points tend to be a bit high.
That's no fault of the artist, but purely the cost of printing.
It's the same reason why cereal:geek or James Eatock's books aren't cheaper. He'd make them cheaper if he could, but he's limited by the cost of printing and production.