One last thing that I need: if anyone has a copy of the Thunderbirds Annual 1972, I need a scan of the cover. It's the one below. Drop me a line at my usual e-mail address, which you can find below the photo at top left.
Random scans this week are three from Jon Ronson, writer of the recent Frank movie based loosely on Frank Sidebottom (Chris Sievey). Ronson is an interesting writer and documentary-maker who is probably best-known for his book The Men Who Stare at Goats, about the US Army's attempts to harness psychic powers for military use. It was filmed with George Clooney and Ewan McGregor in 2009.
Talking of Frank Sidebottom, the Kickstarter project to raise money for Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story shot past its £20,000 target to hit a final figure of just over £48,500. The extra money should allow the film's director, Steve Sullivan, the chance to license some of Frank's old TV material for the movie. Having only really come across Frank as a comic/comic strip character, I would love to know more about the man behind the papier mache mask.
Picador 0330-37546-6, 2002.
---- [9th imp.] n.d., 328pp, £7.99. Cover photo by Julia Hember
Picador 978-0330-37548-1, 2005.
---- [10th imp.] n.d., 277pp, £7.99.
Picador 978-1447-22391-7, 2012.
---- [2nd imp.] n.d., 471pp, £8.99. Cover design by crushed.co.uk
With the design work on the book coming to a climax, I'm not convinced I'll be able to keep up the pace and post every day on Bear Alley. But I do have material already lined up for the weekend, including a look at the mysterious penny blood publisher William Caffyn and a Jack Campbell cover gallery. I'm thinking about Ladybird books for next week, but only if I can get some scans done.