Joker's Bottle of Frogs

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This is the lay-out for a book containing the first 100 Derry-drawings of
our very own MaggieD.

A while back I suggested the idea of presenting them in book-form with the
proceeds going to "ELF" (Elimination of Leukemia Fund)
There is a modesty to Maggie's talent and she wasn't really sure;
a) if there would be that much interest,
b) whether it would raise any money,
c) if the drawings were good enough to be published,


So I did it anyway.

Now I just need your help to convince Maggie that her points were/are not
I've ordered the first copy, it'll take a couple of weeks.
When it arrives I'll check it for quality before (hopefully) releasing it
into public domain.

Sorry for ganging-up on you Maggie but your work is just crying out this.
Your call.
(If I'm really out of order just say so and I'll desist)

Please let me know what you all think of the idea.
26th Jan 2008, 20:04  


Jane Doe says:

yes please

26th Jan 2008, 20:13

MaggieD says:

OK, I am totally gobsmacked by this .... well, I have to give it a bit of thought ..... I have raised a bit of money from a friend via the cartoons ..... on reflection, if this really is a way of raising money then of course I am more than happy to comply, but I am not sure that the cost of production will be met and surpassed by the number of people willing to pay for a book of my cartoons .....

26th Jan 2008, 20:26

MaggieD says:

Oh yes, and I just wanted to give you (Joker) the biggest hug that is possible to give over the internet :)

26th Jan 2008, 20:30

winespy says:

brilliant, can't wait :)

26th Jan 2008, 20:41

JokerXL says:

Emailing you now Maggie

26th Jan 2008, 20:51

swamprose says:

maggie should be gobsmacked regularly.

think a few of these might help explain this blog to people here who just think I'm weird.

can it be dedicated, not to maggie, but to Alex, who brought us Maggie?

26th Jan 2008, 20:51

OCD Sprocket says:

YAY, fantastic. We should have a Moblog book launch party.

26th Jan 2008, 20:53

FilbertFox says:

i want a copy and so do some of my friends.

26th Jan 2008, 20:55

MaggieD says:

Winespy :)

and SR, if it was ever going to happen then of course the dedication would be to Alex, Alex has always been my guiding spirit :)

26th Jan 2008, 20:57

swamprose says:

maggie, it is going to happen. and one of Alex's gifts was you.

26th Jan 2008, 21:00

JokerXL says:

Done that SwampRose.
great response so far!

26th Jan 2008, 21:11

MaggieD says:

OK, so now I am welling up ..... thanks peeps, and so many hugs and thanks to Joker (he is now a soggy heap of gratitude) .... if this does work out then all the hard work in getting it sorted has to go to him (I just did the pics, that was the easy bit) ....

26th Jan 2008, 21:13

swamprose says:

you are surprised, Joker? not me. not at all. it's been dying to be done. just wait till the rest of the blog figures it out.

nice move, J. good on you.

26th Jan 2008, 21:15

Jen365 says:

I'm in for at least one. Brilliant idea Joker!

26th Jan 2008, 21:53

beth says:

Yep. I think it's a goer!

Lovely Alex.

Moblog is a magic place.

26th Jan 2008, 23:46

paddington says:

Please register my expression of interest. ( I want a copy )

27th Jan 2008, 04:47

Excellent idea JXL, we'll have a couple of copies.

I think the idea of a book launch is good as well. Get copies signed by the author and all that...

27th Jan 2008, 09:16

nige says:

i'm in for at least one. joker, you the man.

27th Jan 2008, 11:20

JokerXL says:

Well that's all very encouraging, thanks peeps.
The one I ordered yesterday will take up to two weeks to arrive. When it does I'll check it for content and then let you know where to find it yourselves.
I'm in for a Book Launch, champers and canapés?

27th Jan 2008, 12:35

Carpe NLI says:

A Moblog meet,what is promising to be a great book, food, alcohol and a good cause to boot.
Surely nobody can resist that little lot :)

27th Jan 2008, 12:41

OJ says:

Yes, I'd like one too. Maggie is too, too modest.

Did Alex really bring you to Moblog Maggie? I didn't realise that.

27th Jan 2008, 13:56

MaggieD says:

OJ, Alex was the son of a very good friend of mine .... when he went into hospital for his bone marrow op he started a blog. I followed his posts and was so impressed with the level of support that he was given and the general vibe of the site, that I eventually (after a lot of persuading) signed up myself. I am not a photographer, but I wanted to contribute something so I started posting silly cartoons ....

27th Jan 2008, 15:37

MaggieD says:

.... and hey, if this does take off then my one and only stipulation would be that there is an acknowledgement of Joker's major part in this ..... it would never have happened without him ..... I think peeps should know what a really lovely 'behind the scenes ' man he really is, not just in this but in the Lucia Campaign as well ..... he works incredibly hard in his own time and uses his considerable talent to further many good causes ..... and as Nige says, he really is 'the man' ....

27th Jan 2008, 15:49

FilbertFox says:

he sure is maggie

27th Jan 2008, 17:07

JokerXL says:

Alright, alright, that's quite enough of that nonsense.
My name's above the door of the online bookstore, when the time comes. That'll do.

27th Jan 2008, 17:58

Viv says:

Can't wait for us all to get together and raise our glasses to Joker and Maggie - two diamonds of moblog

29th Jan 2008, 11:29

Caine says:

I said back then, and I'll say again - it's a *great* idea, and I definitely want one, possibly two.

29th Jan 2008, 18:26