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This is the story of how we begin to remember

Nov 5th, 2009 | By | Category: CG Blog

It’s very hard to struggle back into a rhythm of work after being flung out of it for so long. To anyone who says 5 days isn’t a long time, I say: clearly you have never truly been in this kind of rhythm. But we are clawing our way back to production. We got back […]



My eyes beheld an eerie sight

Oct 28th, 2009 | By | Category: CG Blog

Getting anxious for Halloween. Halloween means our Halloween/Issue 12 party, and the day after, Release Day. Oh yeah. We actually have more to do to prepare for the party then we do for the Release! I’ve been doing some little tweaks to the website here and there, but we’re really ready. We’ve been working mostly […]



They said I probably shouldn’t fly with just one eye

Oct 20th, 2009 | By | Category: CG Blog

Progress is progressing! The print edition of Issue 12 is done! The 2nd proof arrived yesterday, and Kay and I both went through it with a fine-toothed comb for any little errors. Then I fixed up what we found, and today I converted the file to PDF, uploaded it and submitted for the third time. […]



Ain’t no big deal, it’s innocent

Oct 17th, 2009 | By | Category: CG Blog

Sadly, the official announcement has to wait one more day. Not planned, but today wasn’t quite as expected. I almost finished the Kindle edition of issue 12 today… another hour or so tomorrow should do it. I encountered something I’d never had to do before: I had to break apart the comics we’re running into […]



‘Cause we seem to understand the urgency

Oct 14th, 2009 | By | Category: CG Blog

We’re still waiting to hear back from a couple of writers about the edits to their stories. Even though we’re still okay for time *knock wood* I’m getting a bit antsy. Want to put this puppy to bed so I can focus on the other editions. I did finalize a couple more of the stories, […]



Smiles from the heart of a family man

Oct 3rd, 2009 | By | Category: CG Blog

Despite the annoyances of the day, a lot was accomplished. The primary annoyance was with Adobe Acrobat, which we can’t afford. Kay had one of those ideas that’s so clever we both wondered why we didn’t think of it sooner. Rather than waiting until we had all the stories edited and formatted, we’re going to […]



This double vision I was seeing is finally clear

Sep 30th, 2009 | By | Category: CG Blog

SPONTANEOUS CONTEST FOR A FREE E-SUBSCRIPTION! It seems that the rush may have waited until the VERY end to hit; we’ve received a clutch of submissions all within the last few hours. So I just now (literally, like a minute ago) decided to spontaneously give away a free subscription. Take a guess at how many […]



I can’t control my fingers, I can’t control my brain

Sep 16th, 2009 | By | Category: CG Blog

The print edition is done. Not only done, but submitted, approved, and the proof ordered. I love it when the approval turns around so fast. I also had time to get the PDF edition formatted, and the various pieces converted to PDF. All that’s left is to merge them into one document and it’ll be […]



399,993 to 7

Aug 29th, 2009 | By | Category: CG Blog

A quick note on swear words, because I’ve been asked a few times but I haven’t addressed it here: We don’t object to submissions with swear words. But there has to be a legitimate rationale for any swear, a reason that word was chosen for that point in the story. Swearing for shock value is […]



Lately there’s been too much of this

Jul 30th, 2009 | By | Category: CG Blog

One week from today, we hop in our car and start driving. Fortunately it’s not too long a drive to Montreal. More reading, more preparing for WorldCon. We tore up the house again tonight, and I’ve pretty much determined that the graphic novel I wanted to take for Neil Gaiman to sign is either in […]