Heavy Metal co-CEO Jeff Krelitz took a moment at San Diego Comic Con to talk with Brian Heater of Tech Times about the exciting changes afoot at the magazine. The goal, he said, is much the same as it was in 1977:
“This is the playground of the masters, that Moebius, [Philippe] Druillet and [Alejandro] Jodorowsky built. When it was brought to America, after the movie, I think they really pushed to a degree, the T&A up front and the art to the back. There was a level of gratuitous sex involved in the magazine, and we want to return it to avant garde and classy art.”
Krelitz was also keen to praise editor/publisher Kevin Eastman for saving the mag a quarter-century ago:
“There would be no Heavy Metal without Kevin Eastman. When National Lampoon sold itself to J2 communications, their first order of business was to shut it down. He caught wind of it and bought it. The last 25 years have been Kevin Eastman making sure it’s great.”
For more of Krelitz’s thoughts on the magazine and newly-named editor in chief Grant Morrison, read the full story at Tech Times.