I get pretty frequent requests to publish an art book. It'd be something meant for you guys and not myself, so I want to get an idea of what people want to see, and borrow some insight and inspiration from you. So, if you're interested and/or have any thoughts for me:
Maybe most importantly, if nothing else would you please leave a quick 'yes, do this!' comment if you would be interested in buying an art book from me?
From what I've seen, most sketchbooks fall in the $20-$30 range. I'm just trying to gauge interest and enthusiasm in this. (:
What kind of content would you like to see? Mass dumps of random doodles like the brainspews? More refined, full-page drawings? Would you be opposed to seeing stuff I share online mixed in with new things, or would you expect most content to be sketchbook-exclusive?
Would it be important to you to have a lot of content be related to my stories and characters? Would anyone actually prefer the focus be mostly on my stories?
If you've published an art book yourself, what company did you use and how did it go? I've been exploring options, but any first-hand advice anyone has about anything would be wonderful! My watchers are not confined to the continental US, so it'd be important that the publisher can ship outside the states. I definitely don't want to do the packaging and distributing myself, so I'm after a place that handles those things.
Could you link me to any books you've seen/purchased that you thought were done well, whether it was the artist's layout or the physical book/printing job itself? (If you've published something yourself, can I see it?
And any other thoughts, advice, or wishes are welcome!