December 1, 2009
Long time no chat! Sorry it has taken me so long to get another post back up here—and unfortunately I have to use the same old excuses—work, kids, and basically all the rest of the things that come along with life—and I’m sure you know that all too well.
Regardless, it is nice to be back and I’m happy to report on a few things we’ve been doing; like rebuilding the entire Heavy metal site from the foundation up—and which if my timing is right, after a year’s work—you’re looking at it right now! Let me know what you think and my many, many, many thanks to Kevin, Greg, and Fiona who logged endless hours to make it so! So with all that now in place, you can now expect to see a ton of new things we’ll be adding; more artists, more comics, more behind the scenes previews, contests, apps—so if you haven’t signed up for the newsletter, do so now so you don’t miss out on the updates.
I have also undertaken a major overhaul of my editorial planning and scheduling system, and have laid out a lot of major works for the next three years, and am plugging in artist sections and short stories now—so at least for the artists looking for and wondering when their stories will appear we’ll have the complete lowdown. Not that some of it won’t be subject to change, but I want to get it to a place where 75% of each issue is in place so I can spend more time getting some of the larger book projects in line, as well as some more content for our “online” programs.
Which brings me back to my blog “What’s on My Brain”, the message boards and my plans for that! Basically in the past, as it would take me a while get a new update posted I would try to make it as huge as I could to make it worth the wait—but this one will be the last one like that—as I want to get up here every Sunday night, post a simpler blog/update of what has happened over the week and what’s coming up—and then hit the message boards for an hour or so. So, if not before, right after the holidays, expect to see a lot more of me in both places.
Lastly, a few months ago I started a Kevin Eastman/Heavy Metal Facebook page—just to reach out to a number of other fans that haven’t made it over to the Heavy Metal website, and/or prefer to chat/update in another kind of forum. Updates and discussions over there will be a little less HM focused—and many Heavy Metal artists and fans have already found me there. So, maybe I’ll see some of you in both places!
Okay, back to this week’s update, as my last note to you was just prior to San Diego Comic Con, I figured I’d follow-up with an update I had planned to do in August right after the Con and never got to it! What happens at the show each year is I have a ton of people give me a ton of submissions and/or a copy of their latest published work and I love and keep them all—and try to get back to everyone—(with unfortunately mixed results)—so what I wanted to do was pick my favorite 15 or so and give them a plug here. So without further ado here’s a pick and a web address so you can hunt some of them down yourself!