Thursday, October 22, 2009

Ancient relics: old SGR books found



When I was in Massachusetts I found a few copies (five each, pictured below) of Skellington and Blame The Sky that were left over in old boxes of convention stock. There were also about ten of the first edition of Looks Brains and Everything (the larger, blue-grey version). I'm not sure whether to sell these or keep them, or put them on eBay. Is eBay totally fair, or totally un-fair? You decide.

16 comments:

mordicai said...

Auctioneer!

ink_13 said...

I am extremely interested in purchasing these products.

Jon said...

Do it up auction-style, those are bona-fide rarities!

lesles said...

shouldn't you donate them to the british museum, or the library, or the queen, or something?

Mark said...

I desperately want Blame the Sky and would happily fork out quite a few tens of pounds for a copy were you to ebay one. If it gets a few extra quid in your pocket towards the inevitable let down that's going to be the Apple tablet, do it.

Allen said...

I would be very happy to have a chance to purchase these, on eBay or anywhere else.

The Lake Fever said...

which book number is Blame The Sky? Is the first or second? If it's the first, sell one to me regular-type, and then auction the rest. That seems completely fair. (I will send cake!)

James said...

Please ebay them. Skellington is the final piece I need for my arcane doomsday device and I would wager a small fortune for it.

Drew Falconeer said...

Sorry for the derail, John, but are you planning to NOT print the 9th collection of Scarygoround? Basically, we are supposed to have it all complete and printed EXCEPT for the last part. Forever?
Sorry if this has been addressed before.

Richard said...

I sure would like a shot at one o' those Blame the Sky volumes. Ebay is as good an option as any.

JonathanCR said...

They're not in the British Library. Clearly something should be done about that.

(Interestingly, "Skellington" brings up twelve hits - all people's names, not titles.)

Actually I only made this comment really because I wanted to register my appreciation for the most recent comic, with Kropotkin's speech about his mining days. It is one of the funniest things I have read in a long time and cheered me up even more than gnawing on a large chunk of unrefined lithium ore. Thank you.

Albedo said...

Not in the british library? Seriously? That's against the law. I'm not kidding, visit their website if you don't believe me.
Also, there are 5 other libraries who have the right to request a copy.

Kent said...

I just picked up all the available books and I'd sure be interested in getting the rest. I can send you brownies and cookies from scratch!

Red_Dog said...

Don't suppose I could pull some kind of "(one of the) moderator(s) of your forum" privilege and ask for a copy of each to be reserved for purchase by my good self when I visit the Thought Bubble Festival...?

Thought not...

paul.hardcastle said...

Albedo is right, John. Look look:

http://www.statutelaw.gov.uk/content.aspx?LegType=All+Legislation&title=Legal+Deposit+Libraries+Act&Year=2003&searchEnacted=0&extentMatchOnly=0&confersPower=0&blanketAmendment=0&sortAlpha=0&TYPE=QS&PageNumber=1&NavFrom=0&parentActiveTextDocId=819602&ActiveTextDocId=819602&filesize=71423

"Printed publications
4
Printed publications: the British Library
(1)
The British Library Board is entitled to delivery under section 1 of a copy of every work published in print.
(2)
The copy must be delivered within one month beginning with the day of publication.
(3)
The copy is to be of the same quality as the best copies which, at the time of delivery, have been produced for publication in the United Kingdom.
(4)
The Board must give a receipt in writing (whether sent by electronic or other means)."

John A said...

Paul, if the bad boys from the British Library are going to come round and arrest me, so be it. They asked me for the books in question a few years ago when there really were no copies left to my knowledge, which exempted me at the time. As we speak, the books in question are being despatched to them.

Please stop telling me this now, it is giving me muscle spasms in my neck. I know you mean well, but my neck.