Draw the Line

By Myfanwy Tristram

Over 100 comic artists present positive political actions anyone can take

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

A small delay with the Draw The Line book

Dear all,

I was hoping to be writing an update today that would let you know the books were in the post and on their way to you, but unfortunately there's been a minor setback.

Here's the important part of this message: printing should be going ahead this Friday 4 December, and we will ship as soon as humanly possible after that. We think that if you're in the UK, the books will still be with you in time for Christmas, even if you need to send them onwards to their eventual recipients.

So what happened? Our printer, Rich, emailed to say that his casebinder has broken, and he's waiting for an engineer to come and fix it before he can complete the print run.

What's a casebinder? Well, having watched a few corporate videos with soft funky backing tracks (quite soothing), I'm now in a position to tell you that it's a machine that creates the hardback cover and then helps you glue the body of the book into it. Pretty critical to the whole book-making process, it seems.

They come in all shapes and sizes: here's one sufficiently complex that you could see why you'd want to call an engineer rather than just, oh, I dunno, kicking it back into action:

 

And here's one that's altogether more cute, and looks like you might even be able to sweet-talk it into getting back on the job, maybe with the offer of a Kinder Bueno or a packet of paprike Chipsticks:

Anyway, I digress. I'm very sorry about the delay and as I say, we still hope to have the books with you very, very soon.

 

X Myf

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