Re: Shuki Kato's book
Posted: January 31st, 2013, 7:19 pm
I don't think he's going to finish them. He had told me it was a pain to diagram, so it may have been too difficult for him. I don't blame him though, it is pretty intense.
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Well, just to get the fact out there again, I'm not sending the diagrams to any publishers until I finish all, or at least most, of them. Which means yes, hopefully I can get a real book published, but if it comes down to it, an e-book would be better than nothing. What I'm planning on is a collection of my designs from 1999-2012, early models are relatively easy while the latter ones are on the verge on impossibly difficult.dragonaura wrote:I'm new to posting on this forum (although I have been lurking around here for quite a while) and after looking through your flickr I was compelled to say that I love your models and if I got my hands on your book it would take pride of place along side my other origami books. I do have some questions for you though but they might not be answerable yet.
I know most people here are probably more interested in the complex and super complex side of origami but are you considering including some of your intermediate models and whether they would be printed in order of difficulty? I've read several pages of this thread (some but not all) and only asked this because sometimes I find that it's nice to have a lead up to very hard models.
I know there were suggestions for ebooks and various formats but if you came out with a printed version where would you be selling it from? I would love to have this book but I would be greatly disappointed if I found out your avenue of choice wouldn't sell to my country (of course it would be no fault of yours but sometimes these things happen.) Origami-shop would be the best place for everyone one all over the world but if you choose to go somewhere else we would all try to get a copy from there.
I've actually forgotten my other questions in the course of typing this so I will probably be back. That model completed picture looks very exciting!
They're both on the "planned" list, so you should get your wish;)cowburger13 wrote:I'd love to see your wolf and goldfish diagrammed.
And it's still that, 3 pages in and then I decided to drop it off to diagram the beetles. Now the plan is to attempt to continue those diagrams on Monday because today I'd rather watch golf and redraw some older cpsphillipcurl wrote:Shuki actually has quite a few steps done on it. I think around 30, last time he told me. That was several months ago, though.
Not really any updates since then Justin, I've been busy with other things... I finally have an actual job again, so diagramming progress has slowed down to a halt.Creasepatternmaker wrote:Any updates Shuki? This topic is dying.
He's sold his flying stag beetle on the OUSA website.fncll wrote:Without looking through 24 pages of this thread, have you considered selling diagrams individually through OUSA or some other method?
Yeah, the whole gainful employment thing can really put the kabosh on diagramming. Good luck getting it done though.origami-artist-galen wrote:Not really any updates since then Justin, I've been busy with other things... I finally have an actual job again, so diagramming progress has slowed down to a halt.Creasepatternmaker wrote:Any updates Shuki? This topic is dying.
Well last I have heard he is putting the book on hold for a while, but still will be making it.satoshifan wrote:This topic is definitely dying. I noticed Shuki removed all of his existing diagrams (such as the western dragon) from his flickr and I thought this was since he was planning on making a book.
If the book isn't going to happen (And i hope to cow (big bang theory show reference) that it he will finish the book) will he put them back?