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They call themselves Crystal Fractal Comics.  They are based in Canada.  I'm about to contribute to the trade imbalance.

Crystal Fractal has agreed to the digital publication of Red Riding Hood.



They get first digital publication, I keep the rest.  Which means, if you're like me and prefer actual books, I can still make those or some other publisher can if the series gets big enough (dare to dream!).  In fact, we are coordinating now on an ad or two I can put in the actual RRH floppies in time for DanCon.

I've been on pins and needles for the last two months, and now I can finally have that self-congratulatory hoagie.  For now.  There are still a lot more vistas for me to conquer, but I can start working on that after this weekend.

As longtime friends and reader know, I have a victory song.  I play it when things don't just go right, but go awesome.  That song is "Play That Funky Music" by Wild Cherry.  I am going to be singing it tonight.  And I invite anyone, wherever you are, to join me, if only for a verse and a chorus, in celebration.

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ghost_light
Jan. 21st, 2012 01:17 am (UTC)
Congrats!!
sinetimore
Jan. 21st, 2012 02:27 am (UTC)
Thank you. It's been a looooooooooooooong time coming. It feels unbelievable.
clionona
Jan. 21st, 2012 01:26 am (UTC)
What?! OMG!!! This is so amazing!!! Congratulations!!! You deserve this so much! I'm freaking out! I actually did a little dance around my dad's den in celebration!!! I'm so, so, so happy for you!!! I am so filled with squee that I just don't know what to say!!!

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
sinetimore
Jan. 21st, 2012 02:30 am (UTC)
Does that mean I will hear you singing? I better....

I'm still kind of in shock. After twenty years, I finally pulled it off.

And best of all, I did it by doing what I love. I didn't hurt anybody, I didn't sell out, I chased that muse, and I finally caught her.

...and this is only the beginning. ;-)
hellaine
Jan. 21st, 2012 02:21 am (UTC)
ah grats :)

man, i wrote you an email long as shit yesterday and LJ ate it. gonna try to rewrite it and shuttle it off again tomorrow morning. i know you are like why are you telling me about an email that doesnt exist.
sinetimore
Jan. 21st, 2012 02:35 am (UTC)
Thank you! I hope this motivates you to do more writing. If I can punch through, anyone can.

If I may make a suggestion, try writing your e-mail in WordPad (Windows) or TextEditor (Mac), then just cut and paste it. That way, if LJ takes a shit, you still have the original file and don't have to type the whole thing over. (I do that with some of my posts if they are long or really involved. I started when I spent two and half hours writing some political post that was full of rage and snark and all kinds of stuff. It had some of my best and funniest cheap shots at the Establishment. I had just hit send, and LJ got DDoS'ed and my post got a one-way ticket in the gloaming. Ooooooooooooh, I was PISSED!!!)

Nah, I didn't think about you telling me about an email that doesn't exist. My first reaction was the old joke, "Please respond if you don't get this message." ;-)
hellaine
Jan. 21st, 2012 02:37 pm (UTC)
Yeah well you punch through because you got a pretty badass gift.

I just shot my email off, did it in txt because I'm OG like that. Generally do that with my posts but didn't think about it for just firing off an email, laaammmeee.

What is Digital Publication, again I am OG Old School, is this like e-book? I just got a Tablet so am enjoying (and learning_ about the world of e-bookage and lemme tell you, it is way more difficult than my abacus.
sinetimore
Jan. 22nd, 2012 05:02 pm (UTC)
Is the badass gift you are referring to my writing, or my iron willed determination? ;-)

I'll respond to the email in a little bit. I hope I didn't sound condescending, it's easy to give advice when you aren't the one in the situation (LJ almost ate my most recent political post, and I thought, Don't tell me I have to retype THAT!). There's an old Polish proverb that says, "When you're up to your ass in aligators, it's tough to remember you were trying to drain the swamp." ;-)

Yes, it is exactly like an e-book. There are services like Graphic.ly and Comixology that basically handle comics instead of print books, and that's who will cover the release.

And given how my computer acts sometimes, I think I'd be better off with an abacus myself.
hellaine
Jan. 24th, 2012 01:29 am (UTC)
OT but someone linked me this today and I was like has sinetimore seen this http://imgur.com/zlEiX
sinetimore
Jan. 22nd, 2012 05:03 pm (UTC)
I want you on bass and vocals and me on drums.

Man, I miss that show....
4shatteredstars
Jan. 21st, 2012 04:06 am (UTC)
That's wonderful. :) Congratulations~
sinetimore
Jan. 22nd, 2012 05:03 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Let me be a lesson to you -- never EVER give up on what's important to you.
morlith
Jan. 21st, 2012 05:47 am (UTC)
Woooo!!! Congratulations!!!
sinetimore
Jan. 22nd, 2012 05:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I've been looking forward to this for decades.
ozma914
Jan. 21st, 2012 11:25 am (UTC)
Congrats!
sinetimore
Jan. 22nd, 2012 05:04 pm (UTC)
I'm doing a geek dance, too....
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