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02 January 2009 @ 08:29 pm
[Project] Anniversary/Appreciation Fanbook  
Happy 20th Anniversary •CLAMP• Appreciation Fanbook Project
In honor of CLAMP's upcoming 20th Anniversay, there was certainly enough enthusiasm about a fanbook to roll with the idea.

CHECK the community project tags for the most up-to-date news about our fanbook project, BUT comment here to be added to our list.

UPDATE: This has been rewritten to be a little less wordy. 1/17/09

A. Content:
1. What - Letters, fanart, fanfics, doodles, cosplay photos, anything printable. Two works per person will be the max. The two works must fit on a 10x8inch (25x20 centimeters) landscape page. You can certainly send only 1 item.

2. How - Digital files, scanned images (300 dpi max), if you do not have a scanner, we will have a community scanner that will accept your original work to scan and then the original work will be mailed back to you. Hand-written letters or fics on nice stationary can also be accepted as a scanned image.

3. Language - Your own language is perfectly okay. The organization will be in English, but everyone will get a little blurb on their page with their name/nickname/country. I think CLAMP will enjoy the variety & global scale and who knows? maybe they know someone who can translate your language...or maybe they know a little themselves. Besides, they probably see Japanese fanwork all the time.

4. No-no's - Anything with extremely questionable content will be put aside (Boy-love, girl-love is okay, but you know where to draw the line, right?). Something made or written by someone other than yourself will be booted. No colored manga pictures and no half-arsed pencil drawing done in math class on notebook paper. Sorry, your epic 50 chapter Cardcaptor Sakura fanfic will probably not be accepted.

B. Organization of the book: Chapters will be divided by country.

C. How it will be made:
We will use an online book publisher. I have had great results with blurb.com (professional-looking, awesome colors, just a tad bit more expensive than the competitors), but I am open to any other companies. Just let me give me a web address and I will check them out. (I am in the US, so please recommend US-based companies)

D. Where will it go?
There have been a couple really great suggestions on how to get ahold of CLAMP's publishers' addresses. We will definitely send an explanatory letter with our book. If you know of a way to get ahold of their address and have not already contacted me, please msg me. (I will keep all addresses private if need be)

E. No talent in writing or drawing?
As the deadline comes near, I will also be accepting donations towards the professional binding costs and certified + insured mailing costs. An estimate of costs will be calculated in the future, but please save a couple dollars in May for us.

A page of credits will be added to the book to include everyone who contributes anything.

F. The deadline?
May/June - please do not procrastinate.

G. Random notes:
-I saw that in another fanbook project, fans made plushies and scarves. I am NOT considering these items until we get confirmation of an address.
-What's going on the cover? Contest will be announced
-I had some people msg me about this project. If you were one, please disable your msging privacy option, so I can msg you back or leave another message here.

H. What I need now? Just a solid confirmation of numbers. Comment to be added to our list.

So once again, I need comments:
1. What you'd like to do - fanart, letter, photo, etc?

2. Where you are from and What language you will be writing in.

3. Any suggestions/questions?

I. Feel free to spread the word about this project. It would be wonderful to have solid chapters for each country, so please get your friends involved. I was initially aiming for a 50 page book, but hey, 200+ pages sounds even better, right? So please take another moment for the part H questions, and start thinking about how you'd like to express your love of CLAMP to CLAMP themselves. I'll do my best to make sure the book turns out beautifully and that it gets sent to the right hands.

Participants do not have to be a lj member, so if you have friends who are CLAMP fans, just have them comment here.

ETA 5/2/09: CLICK HERE for updated submission guidelines.
kurishojo on January 3rd, 2009 02:57 am (UTC)
I'm already hyped about this and love the effort and enthusiasm already being given to it :)

I'd be contributing in English, likely with artwork. I'd be more than happy to help as an editor, both for writing and graphic design. Any desired promotions through my site also fully available ^^
nokiirat on January 3rd, 2009 03:02 am (UTC)
Yes, please pimp the project at your website (that I occasionally stalk). :)

I'm not limiting this to the livejournal crowd.

You are from Canada, right(assumed from your profile)? I want to put little country flags somewhere in the book, so CLAMP can see how wide their reach is.
(no subject) - kurishojo on January 3rd, 2009 03:03 am (UTC) (Expand)
Off topic - dewdropinn on January 3rd, 2009 03:26 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Off topic - kurishojo on January 3rd, 2009 03:28 am (UTC) (Expand)
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moezychan on January 3rd, 2009 03:10 am (UTC)
I can't do any type of graphics, and my drawings make little kids cry...but I'll be more than happy to write a letter to them ^_^ I live in the states, so, obviously, my first language is English, but I've taught myself some Japanese, and I'm well-versed in reading and writing in Hiragana. I'll write my letter in English, but is if alright if I write a small paragraph in Hiragana as well? Just to show how much a fan I am of the culture.
nokiirat on January 3rd, 2009 03:59 am (UTC)
if you can write in japanese, go for it. :)
(no subject) - moezychan on January 3rd, 2009 04:02 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - mokothecrazy on January 4th, 2009 07:51 pm (UTC) (Expand)
starlady38 on January 3rd, 2009 03:17 am (UTC)
I'm going to participate, and I could probably be roped in to English or Japanese-language editing and translating.

I'm from the States, and will be writing in Japanese.

Also, I work for Mechademia, and if you want, I could bother our in-Japan permissions assistant to attempt to hunt down a way of posting stuff to CLAMP.
fuzzycotton on January 3rd, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)
I'm totally stoked about this :D
I think it'll be an awesome project to participate in. I'm just a bit worried about my timing since I love to procrastinate.

I'll probably either send in a drawing or a cosplay photo.
I live in the USA and will be writing in English.
nokiirat on January 3rd, 2009 12:43 pm (UTC)
you can do 2 things max. :) so both a drawing and photo are ok.
xamethyst_rosex on January 3rd, 2009 03:28 am (UTC)
I guess I must've missed the original journal entry for this @_@! But I'd be interested in joining in on this too. I'll probably just do a fanart and maybe a letter, if that's okay :3

Oh, and I'm from Canada, so mine will be in English

Edited at 2009-01-03 03:32 am (UTC)
shidouhikaru15 on January 3rd, 2009 03:42 am (UTC)
1. A drawing it's the best I can do, I think. Also, I was thinking on writing a letter too. As for support, I will be glad to help with editing.
2. I'm from Mexico, so most of the text will be in Spanish but I can add a little translation into English, like some summary.
3. Well the editing part requires a lot of things to be specified, but I think that it has to be established after the group of people that are going to be in charge of this is decided.
nokiirat on January 3rd, 2009 12:46 pm (UTC)
A drawing and letter sounds great.

Spanish is perfectly ok. If there are alot of Spanish-speaking people, we'll choose someone to help coordinate the Spanish section. :)

(no subject) - shidouhikaru15 on January 3rd, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC) (Expand)
editor? - nokiirat on January 8th, 2009 09:54 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: editor? - shidouhikaru15 on January 8th, 2009 10:12 pm (UTC) (Expand)
yoru_yume on January 3rd, 2009 03:49 am (UTC)
1. Most likely, cosplay photos, but possibly fanart

2. From Australia, English speaking

3. Could this be crossposted to other CLAMP related comms(even the ones devoted to a specific clamp manga?), might get more people involved
nokiirat on January 3rd, 2009 03:58 am (UTC)
3. hehe, I'm not in any other clamp comms, but you can definitely post a link back here in other places. I have to have comments here, so that I can get it all organized. :)
(no subject) - yoru_yume on January 4th, 2009 08:38 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nokiirat on January 4th, 2009 12:51 pm (UTC) (Expand)
psychoe on January 3rd, 2009 04:02 am (UTC)
This is so sweet!

I'm definitely excited about this. I'd like to contribute fanart and a few pages of comics! I'm from Pasadena but I'm originally from the Philippines.
nokiirat on January 3rd, 2009 12:55 pm (UTC)
Would you like to be in the US or Philippines chapter? :) I think I'll be using countries to organize the book.
Sorry for the late reply... - psychoe on January 8th, 2009 11:57 pm (UTC) (Expand)
suppis_tenshi on January 3rd, 2009 04:40 am (UTC)
Sounds fun! I'd love to do a fanart or letter. And I'm from the states, so English. Can't wait! ♥

nokiirat on January 3rd, 2009 12:49 pm (UTC)
you can do both fanart and letter if you want, 2 items max per person. :)
kaitou_marina on January 3rd, 2009 04:42 am (UTC)
1. I'd like to contribute a short fanfic and possibly a letter.

2. I am from Washington state and uh, the fanfic will probably be in English. My Japanese isn't good enough to translate an entire fic. The letter, however, might be in Japanese XD

3. The easiest way to reach CLAMP might be c/o their publishers. Or did you want a more direct line?
nokiirat on January 3rd, 2009 12:53 pm (UTC)
3. Yep, a couple people suggested getting their publisher's addresses through contacts in US companies. If you know of anyone, just let me know. I probably won't try to contact anyone until I can explain how big the project is...haha. :)
darksage29 on January 3rd, 2009 04:57 am (UTC)
I think I'd write a letter and a couple of artworks. ahaha
I can also help since I know to read/write Japanese, not to mention english and my mother tongue. I'd be writing my letter in Japanese.
nokiirat on January 3rd, 2009 12:56 pm (UTC)
Are you from the Philippines (took a glance at your lj profile)? Just need to know since I'll be organizing the book by country. :)
(no subject) - darksage29 on January 3rd, 2009 01:06 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - nokiirat on January 3rd, 2009 01:11 pm (UTC) (Expand)
namirox on January 3rd, 2009 06:13 am (UTC)
i'd like to do a drawing and a letter....from the states...so everything will be in english. thank you for doing this for us ^___^
raelynae on January 3rd, 2009 06:40 am (UTC)
1. I'm thinking fanart, and perhaps a photo of my CLAMP collection.... Or just two fanarts; not too sure yet. Regardless I'm in for sure!

2. I'm from the United States, and will use English. I'm not that confident in my Japanese skills. >,<

3. I could help be an editor if need be, though I'm sure you're getting lots of applicants. I have lots of free time really, so you can most likely throw anything you need to at me.

This sounds great! v(≧ω≦)v
nikkernoodle on January 3rd, 2009 06:42 am (UTC)
I am super super excited about this!

1- fanart from me! I could do a little graphics and editing, also, and maybe be a "community scanner" if needed?

2- Washington, USA, so English


Edited at 2009-01-03 06:44 am (UTC)
nokiirat on January 3rd, 2009 01:00 pm (UTC)
yay, scanner. not sure yet if we need this job yet, but i'll let you know. my scanner is old..blech.

as for graphics, just msg or email a website or something with some of your work. it's gonna be hard choosing just a few graphics people, but i'll try to give everyone who offers a chance to do some graphics work.
kioto_san on January 3rd, 2009 06:45 am (UTC)
I want to join this project *__*
I'm from Ukraine (it is the neighbour of the Russia). I will draw the fanarts *__*!
P.S. I wonder can I order the copy of this fanbook for myself later?
nokiirat on January 3rd, 2009 01:04 pm (UTC)
The first from the Ukraine! Yay!

It is entirely possible to order more books, but we'll have to ask the whole community later if the are okay with the book made public. I'll put the idea on my to-do list.