On A Claire Day by Carla Ventresca and Henry Beckett

On A Claire Day

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  1. rshive

    rshive said, over 1 year ago

    Those days were only about 10 years ago. Time (and hair) moves fast.

  2. MayKitten

    MayKitten GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I remember when the newspaper kept cuts of my pictures and I sent them copy. They would put the words with the standing pictures, send me 5-8 proofs of the proposed ads, and I picked the one I liked and signed it, or I indicated changes. Like if they used Cairo for a typeface I would usually ask it to be changed to Clarendon, but sometimes Century; if they used Metro I would ask it to be changed to News Gothic.

    This was up to nine years ago (December 01, 2003)

    From time to time they would include a three column by 8" version of my ad, or a two column by 10" ad, but I always stayed with a two column by 6" ad except for Easter week, Fourth of July week, Labor Day week, Thanksgiving Week and Christmas-New Years week I would use Three columns by 8".

    Today I type my ad into Quark Xpress, add pictures I did in Photoshop and FTP it to the paper. About a quarter of my ads are now printed four color ROP.

  3. Josh Lyons

    Josh Lyons said, over 1 year ago


    And furrious! SOMEBODY STOP ME!!

  4. Ceceee

    Ceceee said, over 1 year ago


    The thing about the banner ads is that people try their best to ignore them—the more actively they try to distract me from what I came to the page for, the more I resist. Whereas, newspaper ads are less interruptive and therefore received as more informative.

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