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Hey there, art fans! Welcome to the second issue of the Magnetic Press eNewszine!  We're still working the kinks out of the layout and editorial process, but we're coming up with some cool ideas for future issues, such as Surveys and Giveaways.  In fact, check out our first contest survey further down the issue!

We hope you're enjoying our books, as well as these eNewszines, and welcome any feedback or ideas you might have!  Feel free to contact us at contact@magnetic-press.com!
 
This month, we're lining up the cannons to announce the release of two beautiful hardcover graphic novels by some gigantic talent -- Dave Dorman's WASTED LANDS OMNIBUS and MEKA by JD Morvan and Bengal!  Two very different graphic novel experiences, but each one coincidentally set in its own futuristic, crumbling environment -- one a post-apocalyptic deiselpunk ruin, the other a sci-fi warzone!
Considering the amount of explosive action and ruined dystopia showcased in these two titles, we're declaring this month THE DOOM AND DESTRUCTION ISSUE!  Be sure to pick up both books when they are released in stores later this month! (Or order them TODAY from our webstore! See links below!)
Award-winning artist Dave Dorman takes you on a high-speed, adrenaline-charged adventure to his world of post-industrial chaos, an unforgettable place and time where passion, greed, corruption and love color the everyday struggle to exist, where ordinary men, eccentric heroes and their horrific adversaries battle for power, and for the hearts and minds of mankind.
This 152 page hardcover features a die-cut cardstock dust jacket with a cog-shaped peek at the wraparound cover art beneath!

Check out the Wasted Lands Omnibus webpage for a preview, trailer video, interview with Dave Dorman, and more!

In a future where civilization is defended by giant, humanoid vehicles known as “Meka”, two pilots learn to deal with the consequences of their unquestioning dedication to military duty as their vehicle is incapacitated in the center of a once-thriving city they themselves turned into a war zone!

Written by JD Morvan (Sillage, Zaya) and illustrated by Bengal (Naja, Luminae), this 96 page hardcover volume collects both books in the sought-after MEKA series – “Inside” and “Outside” – into a single album!


Check out the Meka webpage for a preview, trailer video, interview with JD Morvan and Bengal, and more!

REVIEW QUOTES

Look at what everyone is saying about ZAYA!
 
"Huang-Jia Wei's artwork is nothing short of spectacular" -- Zainab Akhtar, comicsandcola.com

"Zaya is a beautiful action thriller that pivots into a trippy sci-fi experience." -- Brett Schenker, Graphic Policy

"A tonic for tired eyes, it is a sublime fusion of European science fiction settling into steampunk in places, with plenty to please more mature manga readers too." -- page45.com @pagefortyfive

COMING SOON!

DOOMBOY, by Tony Sandoval
Hitting store shelves October 15th:

DOOMBOY tells the story of an ordinary, lonely teenager with an active imagination and a love of metal music.  When his girlfriend passes away suddenly, he decides to broadcast songs to her beyond the grave, playing his heart out under the secret name “Doomboy”.  What he doesn’t realize, however, is that those broadcasts are picked up all across town… and beyond.  Soon the music of Doomboy becomes legendary, and his innocent private life quickly turns inside out...
  • PAGES: 136 pages
  • FORMAT: Quarterbound landscape-formatted hardcover with curved corners
  • SIZE:  11" x 8" landscape
  • COVER PRICE: $24.99
  • ISBN:  978-0-9913324-9-6
VISIT THE DOOMBOY WEBPAGE
for more information, trailer video, interview, and preview!
BUY NOW!

FEATURED ARTICLE / INTERVIEW


Internationally-renowned comic virtuoso Tony Sandoval is bringing his award-winning graphic novel DOOMBOY to the US this October, featuring previously unpublished material from his sketchbook, including the original 5-page short story that inspired the celebrated full-length graphic novel.

We sat down to ask Tony a bunch of questions recently...

The story of DOOMBOY resonates with some real emotional pathos, and really speaks to the teenaged audience (especially those who listen to Metal and Rock).  Did you draw any experience from your own youth into this story?

I’ve been playing with the idea since a long time ago, just like a local joke with some friends.  Doomboy was a lonely guy populating my sketchbooks for some years, until I decided to do the book.  It has some elements from my real life, I used to play in a band in the 90´s, and the characters look a bit like me and my brother attending the local gigs and stuff, but the story is totally fiction.

The setting for the story is very vague, and never specified.  Did you have a location in mind when creating the story? Or were you intentionally leaving it unclear, so that the reader can place it in their own location?

It is a fictional place, but with a lot of resemblance to my home town of Esperanza and Empalme in the northwest of Mexico.  I always liked the contrast of the desert against the sea.

Your style is incredibly unique – a fascinating combination of “cute” and “dark”.  What inspired your creative direction?

Ah!  Well many things — I have a lot of influences, but I can say I never tried to have an unique style, it just happened.  But I think the important ideas came after reading The Story of Mister Summer by Patrick Süskind.

Many of your stories deal with Death and dealing with loss, but in a way that is very cathartic and unexpectedly uplifting.  What brings you back to this topic and mood so often?

Well, I guess death when I was young  gave me a big impact, but above all a melancholic state, and this is the kind of stories I like — it is an atmosphere who is telling things are not going to be the same again.

You have traveled the world and lived in many different countries.  What do you find to be common in the types of comic book stories in each territory?  Are there universal elements you try to use, to make your stories universally appealing?

I think the passion of the authors and readers, and the fact that we love to spend a good moment reading a good comic, is the same.  But also every country has their local jokes and that kinda deal can be similar.

For more information on DOOMBOY, visit the
DOOMBOY WEBPAGE!

SPEAK YOUR MIND and
WIN COOL STUFF!

We want to know what you think!
Starting this month, we're going to open the floor with different survey questions designed to help us understand what YOU want to see from Magnetic Press!  And to reward your interest, all respondents will be entered to win a 50% off discount code good for a single shopping-spree checkout at our webstore!  This code will be good for your entire order, not just one item, so use it to get one of everything!  The winner will be selected at random from all survey responses, and announced in next month’s eNewszine!
TAKE THE SURVEY!

PROJECT STATUS REPORT

Here's where our current projects stand as of today!  Note that blue bars indicate finished, printed books on their way from the printer to the distributor warehouses, yellow bars indicate books currently at the printers, and orange bars indicate projects in finishing stages of pre-press production.  The dates on the right represent the current anticipated in-store date.  (Note that this date is up to 2 weeks after the anticipated warehouse date... and we ship them right away if you order from our webstore!)  100% means it is on the shelves (just like SUPER-EGO and NAJA are right now)!

DIGITAL RELEASES

Did you know that many Magnetic Press titles are available digitally --some even ahead of print!
 
Check out or library of titles, including NAJA, SUPER-EGO, ZAYA, and more,now available at
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WHERE TO BUY

Wondering where you can get your hands on these works of wonder?
Magnetic Press books are available wherever books and comics are sold --
if your local store doesn't have it, tell them to get it!!

For the most immediate service, however,
you can order directly from us through our webstore!
ORDER NOW!

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