Saturday, February 25, 2012

A milestone.

What you see above is the 2500th panel of Jerry's Map (N6/E28). For weeks now I have been saying that The Map comprised a little over 2500 sheets. Then, the other day, Roberto did an updated inventory, and it was revealed that there were only 2497! I was disappointed, but since then I have added three more panels bringing the total, as of this morning, to 2500.

As you can see the virgin (or blank) panels have taken on a new look. They are, for the most part, paperboard box backs collaged together with bits of old Map prints.

The inventory also showed that, of the 2497 in-progress panels, 1539 are Generation II or higher. There are currently 2 Generation VIII panels in the mix. The total of all generations (not counting approximately 50 original panels which have been sold) was 5460.

The Map, at 2500 panels, now covers just under 1389 square feet. That's about 30% of a basketball court or 23.5% of the Sistine Chapel ceiling. I have a long way to go!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Save the date!

The tentative date for the opening of the display of the entire Map is Friday, October 5, 2012. Circle that day on your calendars. It's the start of the Columbus Day weekend. So, you'll all have ample time to get there. I hope to see lots of you and have a chance to put faces and voices to you folks who have supported me here. I'll give you the exact location as soon as the ink is dry. In the meantime, think Berkshires....hint, hint!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Red Dimension has made its first appearance....

N15/E20 played host yesterday to the first manifestation of the Red Dimension. I had added a "New Red Dimension" card to the deck a couple of weeks ago, and it came up yesterday morning. Here's what we know: RD is in shades of red, and its tendrils seem to be able to cross any lower 2-D features. What we don't know (yet) is what its role will be when it encounters The Void. My hunch is that it will be able to cross Voids in that The Void occupies the same plane as The Map itself. This new feature appears to be in another plane altogether. Any notions from you out there?

Thursday, February 9, 2012

JPEGs on Shopify!

I just listed a couple of JPEGs (like the one above) on my Shopify store. They are also available on eBay. If you'd like to get one, use the link at right. They're $2.99 apiece.Send payment via PayPal,  and I will email them to you right away. Then you can print it big or small or use it as a screensaver or....or....or

My plan, depending on your response, is to list lots more contiguous panels. Let me know what you want!

In the meantime I plan to update the segments in the next couple of days. And....bigger news....I drew the Red Dimension card this morning, and added the first instance of that new feature to the Map this morning. I'll try to get some images of it to you soon!

Monday, February 6, 2012


I woke up this morning realizing that I could offer JPEGs of Map panels on eBay! No muss, no fuss! You send me some PayPal bucks, and I email you a JPEG that you can print out yourself. No shipping charge!

So, as soon as I get home from this vacation, I will post some. Watch for them!