Saturday, March 21, 2009

ROCKnROLL GraphiX Delay!

Okay, this is the part where I go into an apology for the site's delay in launching. It won't be long, that much I know for certain. But let me explain.

As many of you know we've been promoting the site's launch (tonight) Midnight, March 21st. Obviously that did not happen. The fault is primarily my own. Last week our computer was infected with a virus and had to be wiped, etc. As a result a great deal of loss occurred, including the entire Summer 09 issue. 158 pages, gone. For those of you who have made contributions for the Summer issue I will be sure to get in touch with you shortly. You're probably wondering why materials were not backed up on a flash drive (at least). The answer to that is two-fold. One, the materials were backed up. Two, the virus was such a detailed go getter (nasty little bugger) that it was somehow able to likewise infect the flash drive. Yeah. Be on the look out for any threats to your own computers. And if I haven't mentioned it I hate hackers. They go on my naughty list. And not the good naughty list.

Fortunately, the entire first issue itself was already in the safe haven of our site's designer, R. Douglas Ezell. And we love him for it. However, at this time our delays are now site design related. I want to assure you that Doug is doing everything in his talents to insure our site's safety and we're working together to make this site the best it can possibly be. Point is, we want it to be right and do not want to rush it for the sake of a promoted deadline. With that said, we know that in just a few short days, possibly by the end of the coming week, when the site is launched there may be a number of little tweaks here and there - but the overall design will be there.

Once again, I aplogize for this delay and I appreciate your understanding.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Daddy D. Teams up with Azurek Studios

Azurek Studios and your Daddy have now begun a collaboration for submission to Heavy Metal. The un-revealed title will be everything you love from Stefano Cardoselli, with the script written by long-time Azurek scribe Rita Gorgoni and letters by David Paul. The story comes from an idea by David and Rita and features guns, girls, cars, a crazy motorcycle and some seriously fucked up zombies. This news is exclusive to METAL MADNESS and I'll keep you updated on the developments.

Friday, March 13, 2009

What is ROCKnROLL GraphiX?

Well, with a heavy heart, and after much consideration, I've decided to move this column out of Project Fanboy and into its own home. On the one hand I feel somewhat down by the decision to do so because I had made some good friends there. On the other hand, this is the right thing to do. Writing for Project Fanboy was a lot of fun, but the atmosphere there is family-friendly and, as we all know, Heavy Metal is an adult magazine. In other words, it just didn't fit. I wish the fanboys well and hope the best for the site.

I'm going to be having a lot coming up pretty soon, including another big exclusive with Azurek Studios and their lastest for HM. I'll be keeping you posted about the latest news for everything Heavy Metal, including the new film helmed by David Fincher and animated by Blur Studios. Until then I'd like to share with you my dream of a kick ass ezine called ROCKnROLL GraphiX, launching midnight, March 21st.

Imagine if you had one magazine that included all the material that only you cared about. It might include titles like...

Heavy Metal: lots of really cool adult comix. Now, just like HM that doesn't mean porn. It just means stuff outside the mainstream, written by adults for adults. We're very excited to be bringing you an exclusive with Azurek Studios and Stefano Cardoselli (with Rita Gorgoni) our very first issue. Wait til you see his cover art. Nothing like it!

Rolling Stone: Okay, now some of you may be too young to know this but way back in the day Rolling Stone used to be the kind of magazine that was concerned about the content it published. Nowadays all you get is so much fluff. The kind of articles RnRX will be bring you doesn't give a shit about fluff. AC/DC is back and for our launch issue we're telling you how it all happened, starting from the band's very beginning. We've also got articles on the controversy of legalizing pot, the history of The Devil and the origins of Rock n' Roll (music, that is).

Hot-Rod: First we're going to be giving you a brief look back at hot-rods and why they're so damn hot, still today. Then we're gonna take you on a fast paced, balls to the wall joyride, as we honor the grandfather of ALL muscle cars - the GTO!

Maxim and Playboy: Girls, Girls, Girls! Oh my damn! Guys (and all you ladies out there who love looking at girls), we know it's not about eye candy. Oh wait. Yes it is! But we also know it's about variety. And that's what we are dedicated to bringing you. And they're all smokin' hot.

But this is just a taste of what ROCKnROLL GraphiX is all about. I can't wait to share it with everyone and I can't wait to unveil our Official Pinup Girl of 2009 this SUMMER!