Well, well well, it’s great to be back.
I just spent a week and a half in Hawaii. I got a little distance from the city of Angels and got a chance to reflect, reorganize and relax on and from lots of things in my life…and Gates was one of them. Now for me Gates is my life and I take the fact that Gates is Heavy Metal Magazine’s first webcomic, very seriously. So I’m always tweaking things and trying to find ways to do things better, branch out and make things as badasss as possible.
Even on my vacation I couldn’t stop drawing. I drew this image of Nektu, an upcoming character in erasable crayons that my daughters had.
So here are a few things that have been plodding along in the last few weeks that I wanted to share with my tribe.
PROGRESS ON THE GATES SOUNDTRACK: VOLUME
In a couple of weeks we are about to something really awesome that I am am very proud to be a part of. First and foremost, we are going to be announcing all of the bands that will be included on Volume 1 of the Soundtrack to Gates and secondly we are going to launch it. Third it is going to be an asskicking mix of genres and styles that will blow you away. The details are under wraps still now as we are dealing with some wascally wabbit wecord wabels still in order to get the license to the songs we have selected.
This weekend is when everything should be finalized in terms of songs, bands etc. I’m looking forward to it as the talent search has been long and somewhat tiring. But it has ended and we are ready to announce the bands shortly.
The soundtrack is set to be released on Itunes and Amazon on July 19th, 2011 so stay tuned as the date approaches for more information on the soundtrack to Gates, Heavy Metal Magazine’s first webcomic and first soundtrack in over ten years!
COMIC CON IS COMING:
And I am still working out some details. I know I will be at the San Diego Comic Con for sure on Saturday and Sunday, I’m just not sure about the rest of the week. Friday of comic con I have something cooking with a couple of the bands on the soundtrack so I may be in LA for that still if everything lines up like it’s supposed to.
Either way I will let you know shortly. Or possibly hours before I leave for SDCC!
SCI-FI FREEDOM MAGAZINE:
I will be writing a short story for the December issue of Sci-Fi Freedom, the free online ezine. I am going to be doing a short story that ties in with Gates. I had a chance to put some work into it while on vacation and as I was sitting by the ocean I was smashed in the face with ideas. It is shaping up to be a very, very cool story that will be filled with hints, little fun Easter eggs and subtle nods to things in the real world–specifically music, people and real events. I’ll sneak out some details on twitter and facebook now and then so give me a follow if you want more juice.
thx – Hef