Monday, May 7, 2012

apparently i can't control the universe...

I am knee-deep in Zombie tour prep but i have gotten all the packages ready for sending out the beautifully silk-screened David Mack prints. I received the blue variant version, which I have sent on to Neil and David and Burton and the @CBLDF where they will be used to raise more freedom of speech defense funds. The print took off at the pre-sale $25.00 price and for this, we (& the CBLDF) thank you VERY much. I have already sent the check off to Charles.

sounds like there is a "however" coming...

I was in the bathtub, unfurling my mermail tail just like Darryl Hannah does in "Splash", much after midnight and I got that terrible email all people do not like to read or write, the "i'm going to miss your deadline" email from my wonderful printer Brian Rise in Austin, Texas:

Sorry to bear bad tidings but this almost got by me as I started the run. Luckily I caught it in time before ruining any of the prints. Somehow this mark opened up on the screen and I'm not quite sure how- it could be any one of a number of things and all are unpredictable parts of the process. As you can see, a very small blotch opened up right on the end of David's first name and try as I may, I was not able to correct the error. I was forced to call an end to the run temporarily. It is very frustrating to be foiled by something so tiny, especially when the everything else is so slammin'! I just about screamed- in fact, I did- quite a few times...

when i saw the photos he attached, it's clear what he is referring to, and out of respect to our David Mack who deserves an unsullied name print, Brian is re-doing them presently. We are hopeful to see them NEXT week. it's a VERY tiny detail, but I appreciate Brian's wish to have them pristine.


the printing is very exact and labor-intensive. Thank you for sending these photos, Brian.





I thank you all for your kind patience and they will be out as soon as humanly possible. ok as soon as super-humanly possible. They will all have the original artwork color sticker and a five-dollar Neil bill.


any questions, please email me: My better half will be shipping them out to you, as I have to go out on tour. I will post photos from the tour, over on my furrytiger road blog. We are sharing stages with Megadeth, while i can't get behind some of Mr. Mustaine's political beliefs, I am on fire about the music. A tout le monde!!!



vampi said...

oh no!

well i'm still available to help if drew need extra hands.

and the print looks smashing.

Dragonsally said...

That must be heartbreaking for him, doing all that work and having a mysterious blotch appear.

Have a great Zombie tour.