This Week's Work Exalted * Getting last of my art notes and contracts sent out for The North * Sketches coming in for Scroll of Heroes * Reviewing North drafts * Getting in edited drafts for Scroll of Heroes
Vampire * Art notes for Danse Macabre chapters. * Ancient Mysteries physical proof * Ancient Bloodlines layout * New Wave Requiem layout
World of Darkness * Tarot is just about ready for press. * Dawn to press * Patch designs. * Geist * going over physical proof of Immortals
Alternative Publishing * Start revising Collection of Horrors for production * Develop Goblin Markets * Under the Skin SAS * Pdfing the color version of the companion
Meeting Notes: Today’s meeting was pretty short and sweet, as no one was used to having meetings on Tuesday. Most of the jocularity revolved around alcohol, including a discussion of scotch. We talked a bit about some new upcoming products and marketing venues, and broke early so Ethan can have some of his blood taken (presumably by someone he wants to have it, instead of by random vagrants). Today's Reason to Drink: On February 17, 1936, the world's first superhero, The Phantom, made his first appearance in a comic strip. (I’m not sure if this claim is accurate, but that’s what Wikipedia says – anyone have any supporting or conflicting evidence for this claim?)
I have freind who nearly drove over to my house at 1am after recieving the link for the NWR cover but she hatseses the pdf but is down with the PoD so if this is PoD it has much more interest and appeal in our local group.
I was referring to Goblin Markets, not New Wave Requiem. If/when we get a PoD program we're comfortable with, I'm hoping to have NWR available via that route (indeed, it was originally intended as a joint PDF/PoD release).
I'm not sure how The Phantom is considered a superhero, much less the first. He's a masked crime-fighter, yes, but not the first by a long shot. His only hallmark is the first to wear a skintight suit. The first masked crime-fighter would probably go to The Shadow, or other figure. He has no "super" powers. That would probably go to Superman. Although someone could make a case for Hugo Hercules, a joke comic started in 1902, being a superhero. There were quite a few crime-fighters with abilities beyond normal people that predate both Superman and The Phantom. And if Batman and The Phantom are considered superheroes, then most of them would be as well.