Come Hell or High Water!
Okay. Just to be clear, this is not an April Fool’s joke. This is legit. The new launch date for GunEngine Zero will be Tuesday, April 26th.
Unless I’m dead or in a coma, it WILL happen on that date.
As I mentioned in the previous newsletter, the main reason I’ve been delaying the launch is because the Alterna comics winter books (in which I paid for several ads) have not gotten to readers yet. But Peter Simeti recently sent out an update on March 23rd to all the backers that he should receive the books from the printer in about 2 weeks. I’m hoping that means most of the backers will get their books sometime around the end of April.
But, regardless, I’m not going to wait anymore. As they say in the film biz, I’m losing daylight.
So, the Kickstarter campaign for GunEngine Zero #1 will launch on April 26th. Tell Siri to set your alarm.
“I’m not afraid!”
Oh, Luke. Such a naive (and whiny) padawan you are. Just like your father.
Here’s another tease for the horror anthology I want to Kickstart later this year. This sketch by Brian Azcurra is for a character that will be in one of the serialized stories. She’s a riff on characters like Red Sonja, Vampirella and Lady Death. So the approach will be over-the-top and tongue-in-cheek but it’ll be within a framework of a dramatic and tragic story. Hopefully, it’ll all make more sense when you see it. (I’ve realized that I’m just not very good at explaining things. I just do them. And suffer the aftermath.)
Yes, she does have a name but that will be revealed later.
The Amazing Con-Man
So, I did table at my first convention last weekend. I made a “post-mortem” video HERE on Youtube.
Just in case you don’t know, I’m not using the expression “post-mortem” to be macabre. It’s a term used in the video game industry. (In a previous life, one of my jobs was as a video game tester.) They use it to describe the phase after a game has been released in which the developer/publisher makes an honest evaluation of what worked, what didn’t work, what they could have done differently, etc.
I’m trying to lock in some more cons for the rest of the year and a lot of them are already fully booked, too far away or way too expensive. So far, here’s what I’ve got either confirmed or considering:
April 23rd at Huntsville Expo in Huntsville, AL (tentative)
May 14th in Nashville, TN (booked)
May 21st in Asheville, NC (booked)
June 4th in Knoxville, TN (tentative)
June 18th at Hero Hype in Orlando, FL (booked)
June 25th at RobCon in Bristol, TN (tentative)
July 16th at ComicCityConventions in Clarksville, TN (tentative)
August 13th at FarleyCon in East Ridge, TN (booked)
September 10th at Power Comicon in Florence, SC (tentative)
September 17th at Incredible Con in Charleston, SC (tentative)
November 20th in Charleston, SC (tentative)
December 4th in Raleigh, NC (tentative)
BTW, if you know of any good cons (they could be focused on horror, anime, sci-fi, etc and not just comics), let me know and I’ll see about bringing my little circus to town.
Amazing Action Podcast
I say a special thanks to Angel and Phil from Amazing Action Comics who had me on their podcast recently. You can go HERE to check out our chat (episode 53) as well as all the other great interviews they’ve done.
They also did a review of six:eight in episode 54. If you want to jump straight to their review, it starts at 30:39.
I’ll be doing a tour of more podcasts and I’ll post links to them on my Facebook page when the podcasters provide them to me.
Speaking of which, you can follow my FB page HERE.
This Week in Randomness
Ages ago, a game came out for the PC called “MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat”. (I could have sworn that it came out when I was a teenager but it looks like it actually came out when I was in my early-20s. Goes to show you how reliable memory is. Or, at least, mine anyway.) The game was pretty cool but I think the best thing about it may have been the soundtrack. I do remember with 100% certainty that I was able to record the music onto a cassette tape because I wore out the cassette from listening to it so much.
The OST is top-shelf, my friend. No joke. It’s great as background music while writing or drawing or just doing the laundry. Give it a listen HERE and your ears will thank you.
~Michael T Gonzalez