A few hiccups along the way, some revised revised deadline revisions (!), and a DHL mishap later… the proofs have arrived! The proofs have arrived!! They are just beautiful. Did I mention that proofs are actually my most favorite part of bookmaking? Bliss. Sheer bliss.
It’s dark when I leave for work in the morning, and dark when we all get home (especially with the recent time change), but I can hardly wait to sit with the proofs in the daylight this weekend and prepare corrections files for the printer.
Will keep you posted!
UPDATE: Check out photos from our proofing extravaganza on the book’s kickstarter page:
Thank you to everyone for your love and support around Oh Oh, Baby Boy! and our Kickstarter fundraising effort to get this book printed!!! Folks have been amazing spreading the word via Facebook and email, and it’s making all the difference!!
Update: we’ve broken $4,400!!!
Amidst the emailing and posting, and lots and lots and lots of thanking people, I’ve heard from moms, dads, single moms and dads, workers in social services, and teachers about how important this book is. Thank you so much for all your love and energy — the work involved in this project has been so freeing, so enriching, so uplifting, and much of that is thanks to all the folks that have reached out, shared the project with their networks, spread the word, and been so encouraging and supportive.
Yahoo!! Thanks so much to Hatty, Jorge, and the crew at ColorLines for posting Oh Oh, Baby Boy! and the Kickstarter project to Celebrate Love!! Please send me any suggestions you may have for blogs or media outlets to reach out to!
Thank you Ben “Soleil” Frost for sharing some of your music as potential for OOBB’s Kickstarter video! Your piece Try Again linked up so perfectly with the footage, I thought I’d share the video with your beats. I’ll actually be posting a different version to Kickstarter, but really enjoy this version, too. Thank you! And anyone who’s looking for a producer, Ben is excellent.