So I’ve been having some crazy thoughts and want to throw them out to you guys for feedback and opinions. Hope that’s cool!
I’m having the crazy notion of trying to publish a series of beautiful Shakespeare books on my own. I have to look into copyright and such (does anyone out there know this stuff? Shoot me an email!), but I miss working on those books and would love to start on them again.
Ideally I’d love to get a publisher on board (Nobrow or McSweeneys would be kick-ass!) but I don’t really have a direct connection (if you do and wouldn’t mind sharing, lemme know!). So maybe to start I would just do A Midsummer Night’s Dream - slimmed down to the play itself, printed illustrations, a few laser-cut illustrations somehow, and maybe simpler cover. Something special and hardback and more manageable.
In case you haven’t seen my Shakespeare books, here are some choice selections: Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, and Hamlet.
Funding-wise it’d be tricky but could be worth it. Maybe a small Kickstarter filled with cut-paper goodness?
What do you think about all this?