I am unsure what to do about my O Men collections. For a while now, I've been thinking about doing nice big trade paperback books - they do seem affordable these days.
There are some pro's and cons. Cons are:
- I'd feel bad for the people that have shelled out for the 3-issue collections
- the cost (not only putting it together, but shipping it too).
- the time it's gonna take
- the sheer rubbishness of the first few issues - although, my theory has always been that Adrian Tomine started off worse, and he's happy to collect his early stuff (but would it put people off? There's always the possibility of 're-mastering' it all, but I doubt I would ever have time.)
Another option is PDFing the series, but I'm not a huge fan of that.
If I went with the Books option, I reckon it would cover 6 books in total. Issues 0-7, Issues 8-17, Issues 18-27, Issues 2.1-2.6, 2.7-2.12 and then volume 3. So some of them would be over 200 pages.
But at the moment, I really doubt I could afford it.
One of the reasons I got thinking about this was the upcoming Anthology issue - I feel like I should promote it more through Previews, since people are gonna put a lot of time and effort into it - and then I got to thinking that maybe Books might be a more viable option.
That's another thing - say I put 2.5 into previews, the anthology issue - what would I do if I got over 1000 orders??!! It takes me long enough to staple 100 issues lol (I print my own covers). But then again I guess if I went down that route, I'd have to use a proper printer on 2.5, who would do the cover too.
Oh sod it, I'll just have to win the lottery.