Well folks, it is a July 4th miracle.
I decided to give the search for the A Distant Soil negatives and digital files one more try, and it looks like the printer has found them. I can’t tell you how relieved I am. I just requested they return the files to me for archiving.
PLEASE don’t send any more art at this time. I will happily scan the art you have already sent me, but will examine the negatives and digital files when I receive them.
As you may imagine, I was feeling pretty blue about this, and have been so down about having to piece together my book from scratch again. For whatever reason, my earlier inquiries just didn’t get results, and this one did. Stuff happens. I am just SO GRATEFUL that the files are FOUND. This will save me months of work and many thousands of dollars.
I still have to archive every single page of negatives myself, but not having to pay someone else to do it, or to have art returned from around the planet is a great benefit.
If the files are all in good working order, then we should have no further problems.
HAPPY 4th! FREEEDDDDOOOOOOOMMMM!!!!