The home stretch

Five months of weekends (and the past couple weeks of evenings) have almost reached a culmination; I’m just about to send the Good Nintentions NES tribute book (the comprehensive, double-length, full-color overhaul of GameSpite Quarterly 5) off to have a press proof printed. I still need to do a copy edit pass on the final third of the book, but I want to see how the layouts work in print ASAP. Alas, I don’t think the book will be up for sale in time for the NES’s 30th anniversary (a week from tomorrow!) but it should arrive soon thereafter.

Good Nintentions cover.indd

Bill Mudron, as you would expect, did an outstanding job with the cover illustration. Just look at that.

If the book’s corny title sounds a bit “dad joke,” well, that’s because I borrowed it from my father’s favorite thing to say when I got too carried away with games as a kid: “The road to hell is paved with good Nintentions!” he’d say, chiding yet jovial. This one’s for you, Dad.

5 thoughts on “The home stretch

  1. That cover is remarkable. I may be partial to the fact that I can literally name everything in it, from the Keebler Pizzarias to Egon to the Conquests (always liked those better than Sky Strikers) to the Ecto Cooler. I even see a transforming robot watch back there!

    I don’t suppose it would be offered as a print?

    I forget if I’ve got GS Quarterly 5… either way, this is something to look forward to.

  2. “The road to hell is paved with good Nintentions!” I Love that! Also love the cover art. I definitely want to pick this up. Any idea what the price is going to be?

    • The color version will be $50 (print on demand is expensive) but I’m hoping to be able to offer a b&w version for $18-20.

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