Arranging deliverables with IMJ currently. So you can stall the death marches ;-)
A while back I took a look at what we have left on the server from when we were first gathering AI 75 subs. A lot of the content is still good, but anything that was time-sensitive will have to be re-written for relevance. It's probably a good idea to jam out a pre-layout outline and then we can fill it in with the new written content.
Brent, if you want to create new "In Progress" and "Completed" folders on the server, then go ahead and do that. I always work with a checklist, and as each page is meets completion I check it off after reviewing it. Pages that we put into the "Completed" folder are ready to be compiled into the final zine. I'll pull that stuff out of the "In Progress" folder when reviewing it. This is the process I used to stay organized on my home system before we started sharing files on the server.
NOTES FOR THE TEAM:
If anyone gets ahold of Filipe, let him know that he's always welcome with us as well. I just haven't even seen him on the forums in nearly a year now.
Heath, we'll need a new Metal Head, but I suggest holding on that until we are close (like when I write the Editorial).
Chris, any interviews you've had are still good. They are typically not time sensitive, so you should be fine unless you want to add anything.
I know there's been some debate over what to use for the 75th issue cover. I've got to make a call on this and it's going to have to be Layton's cover for us. He gave that thing to us as a gift forever ago, and although why
we are behind on the issue shouldn't be of much concern to anyone, I'm certainly not going to insult the guy by not using a cover that he took hours to draw and contribute to us. The trick though will be to lay graphics in a way that doesn't occlude the more compelling parts of the cover image, so we'll have to work on that.
Brent, something that we can immediately is get any of the one sheet artwork subs in completed layout. if you have a chance soon, then just take the drawings and slap the header and footer on them and toss them in the "Completed" folder. That will at least be one simple step of progress that'll be completed.
If anyone wants to add some art subs that'd be great!
If we finally get this issue done I've got some cool swag for the positive, forward moving group that has worked with us on this over the years. I wasn't going to say much until the zine was completed, but at this point I'm hoping it'll serve as motivation for our team. Myself and Iron Jedi been sitting on some physical (as in not-digital) stuff from some very key Iron Man creators that you guys wouldn't believe.....