Two years ago we mentioned The Legacy, our upcoming project with Al Columbia. It's been an upsetting and lengthy process, but one we've stuck with because we believe in the project. It's a comic unlike any other, sure to redefine the art form. Just like the time Paul Pope destroyed comics so he could rebuild them, The Legacy is going to destroy comics, rebuild them, put a hat on them, then destroy them again, then bake them into a pie and eat it. Now you understand what this project means.
We've put so much into The Legacy. Thousand of character studies have been done (one is pictured above – Sir Duckington), hours have been spent in discussion, marketing plans have been devised, investors have pulled out. It's been trying. But the biggest problem has been Al Columbia. We'll let the words speak for themselves in the following email exchange between Al and Jon Adams.
Jon Adams, Jul. 2, 2009, 9:36 AM
Every week you call or email to tell me you're going to send me the Legacy script, but so far all you've sent are some blank index cards and a photo of your grandmother. What am I supposed to do with all this? I need an actual script. If we're going to show the world the wonder we can create, you need to give this your all. Think of what we can accomplish. Think of the children.
Al Columbia, Jul. 6, 2009, 1:02 AM
Sorry, I've been really busy. I've been totally obsessed with Dancing with the Stars (have you seen it?) and I've let it take over my life. My bad. Anyway, I'm dropping the script into the mail tomorrow, honest to goodness. It's already in an envelope sitting next to my door. I'll mail it when I go out to buy some raisins.
Jon Adams, Jul. 13, 2009, 6:03 PM
It's been a week and there's no script. Did you remember to mail it?
Al Columbia, Jul. 16, 2009, 12:45 AM
Yep, I hand-delivered it to the post office and paid extra to overnight it. Are you sure you've looked through your mail thoroughly? It's a manilla envelope with my name in the upper left corner. Sometimes I get mail stuck inside a magazine and it's like a surprise when I find it. Hope you like the script!
Jon Adams, Jul. 16, 2009, 4:36 AM
Al, there's no envelope. I've looked everywhere. Are you sure you sent it to the right address? Did you remember to put my apartment number on it?
Al Columbia, Jul. 31, 2008, 3:42 PM
How have you been? This is the address I sent it to:
34 Tarbidge Rd.
Portage, Wisconsin 53901
I'm sure it must have gotten to you by now. Maybe it fell on the ground near your mailbox. Have you looked there?
Jon Adams, Aug. 1, 2009, 7:02 AM
WHAT THE FUCK? That's not my address. That's not even my name! How could you make a mistake like that? I don't even know who that person is. Do you? Just send me another copy ASAP!
Al Columbia, Aug. 3, 2009, 10:20 AM
What's up, Jon?
Sorry, that was my only copy of The Legacy as it was handwritten. But do you know if Patricia is an artist? Maybe she could draw it and you could just art direct or something. I'm sure under your guidance she'd do a great job. Give her a call and see what she thinks. I can't wait to get the ball rolling on this!
Jon Adams, Aug. 3, 2009, 11:28 PM
I contacted Patricia Wilkensen, explained the situation and she's agreed to mail the script to the return address on the envelope. She doesn't know who you are or how you got her address. When you get the script, please just mail it to me immediately. That's all you need to do.
Al Columbia, Aug. 9, 2009, 7:20 AM
How are things? I got the script in the mail today. Patricia included some criticism of it and really gave me some food for thought. I'm thinking of bringing her on as a creative consultant. Anyway, I'm going to rework a few things. I should have this done within a few more weeks. Can't wait to get the ball rolling on this!
We're considering a lawsuit against Al Columbia depending on how the next few weeks pan out.