With the progression of the main series stalled, I'm shifting my focus for now to the volumes, both the original black and white releases and the forthcoming Full Color Edition, which is to be released later this month. However, we're low on manpower.
What I need are people experienced in Photoshop (or any image editing program that can use layers and .psd files) willing to commit for at least a whole chapter and stick to strict guidelines. The plan is to release the volumes at a very large size, so no blur filters are to be used. The leveling process is also very delicate and subtle to keep from losing details such as gradients, so editors can't simply use white erasers and black lines or the edited parts will stick out like a sore thumb. If you're with a group, I don't mind crediting your whole group if you want, but you'll have to stick to the conventions I've laid out.
I'm pretty sure that even without additional people helping to redraw, we might be able to finish the volumes within 18 to 24 months, but I'd like to finish them much sooner than that if possible. If you want to lend a hand, send me an email showing me what you can do, and I'll send you an individual chapter. If there's a particular chapter you want to work on, just tell me, but that's on a first-come first-serve basis so if a lot of people apply (doubtful) I can't guarantee you'll get to work on exactly what you want.
By working together, we should be able to produce something great relatively quickly, so I hope even just a few of you out there want to work on this.