To say I'm psyched about this upcoming issue of DC's own Magic Bullet (number eight, to be exact) is an understatement. Not only because it's going to be chalk full of amazing comic art from the DC region, but also because it features artwork from yours truly. More below from our wonderful editor-in-chief, Carolyn Belefski:
I am delighted to present to you Steve Loya's cover for Magic Bullet #8. Magic Bullet is Washington, D.C.’s free comics newspaper published by D.C. Conspiracy, a comics creators’ collective in the capital region.
Thanks to El Jefe Design for the design of our masthead, which we started using in Magic Bullet #6. This issue is open-themed and has been sent to print with a run of 5,000. It will be hitting the streets in early February. Be sure to look for it around town and pick up this free publication.
Here are the contributors who made the cut for print publication in Magic Bullet #8:
R.M. Rhodes, Evan Keeling
Zarmina Sulaiman, Jacob Warrenfeltz
Troy-Jeffrey Allen, Matt Rawson
Kevin Panetta, Brooke A. Allen
Aaron DeLaRosa, Mark McMurray
Jason E. Axtell
C. Michael Hall
Adam McGovern, Ellen C. Stedfeld
Joe Carabeo, Carolyn Belefski
Thank you to all who submitted and we urge you to submit your comics to be considered in future editions.
I plan to bring several hot-off-the-press bundles to the D.C. Conspiracy Meet-Up next Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Buffalo Billiards (1330 19th Street, NW, Washington, DC) starting at 5:30 PM. We will also be distributing Magic Bullet to local establishments in DC, MD, and VA (places like book stores, restaurants, theaters, tattoo parlors, record shops, etc.).
We also plan to have Magic Bullet #8 at the cARToons exhibit opening reception on Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at University of the District of Columbia Campus (4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20008 in Gallery 42, Building 42, Room A-12).
Magic Bullet contributors will be distributing the newspaper for free at many of their convention appearances in 2014.
Stay 'tooned for more information about where to find Magic Bullet #8 as well as details about advertising and comic submission for the next issue, which will be announced shortly.
Here's a post I did about the process behind it last summer. Enjoy!