Archive for March, 2013

The planning for RETROFUTURE 6 (the 100th publication) is as follows:

The double issue will be published with the “rock edition” with Deep Purple on the cover first (in June). The “western edition” will follow in the fall after the holidays.

Copies of this first edition will be available Stateside through Johnnie Bolin, who is interviewed about his brother (one time Purple guitarist) Tommy Bolin. More information about this when the time is right. Two articles are in english, the interviews with Mr Bolin and David Coverdale. A nod from me to the fans outside of Sweden.

As for the contents of this 100 page double issue bonanza, I can honestly say that I have never been happier with a publication. I have spent months on this project, making sure it will be special.

This hobby is coming closer to the end (2015) and I want to go out with a bang. It will cost me to do it but wrapping things up nicely is important to me.

So, June it is. The festivities starts then.

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Packingstuff

Packing stuff now in order to stash it away until I own a bigger home. Beginning with thousands of comic books in cardboard boxes it will be a project that will keep me busy over the summer. No way around it though, this needs to be done and I have ignored the problem long enough.

Packing this stuff I realise I may never see the contents again (if current plans for the future crash and burn), or – fingers crossed – I will have a darned good time unpacking the boxes some day. I hope to have a good final restingspace for these comic books, perhaps a place where I can set up a hobby room for building models (plastic kits, not women!) and combine the two interests.

As for the many books I have, I will certainly include parts of the old library in this project as well. I need to catalouge them though, so that is a project for a rainy day (or two). All in all, time to get things in order.

I think I will call this project Operation Final Countdown, or perhaps Operation Make It Happen You Lazy Bastard.

In any case, in my mind I know where this is going. I think part of the fun is in the longing, the search. No hurry, just keep your eyes open and make the call when the time is right.

When it does, it will be all over this blog…

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RF6beginnings

Looking back can be a strange thing. When I was a kid I was into comic books and tv-shows like High Chaparral, Star Trek, Space 1999 and all the rest of them. Nothing strange, I loved the adventures. No surprise then that I started to draw my own comics at age 13 (or thereabouts) along with a good friend of mine from school. This lasted until other things came along (you can guess what) but I have kept all these pages of nutty art and although it seems like a lifetime ago now at least I can go back to it and take a nostalgic look should I want to. Lots of memories of course.

With RETROFUTURE 6 I look back at my life and all the magazines etc so I thought it was appropriate to share a glimpse of the very early days. I had a lot of fun creating this spread, giving credit to what got me started all these years ago along with a bit of a showcase. It really is second rate, but I stopped drawing before I was any good, I was just a happy kid having a shot at something. Still, all these years later, this bug of mine (whatever it may be) is still there. I am taking photographs of beautiful women in Western outfits now, so a small part of that kid must still be alive in me somewhere.

RETROFUTURE 6 is pretty much done. It will be out in the summer.

TBhasarrived

Things are moving on, the 1000 copies of my new western special Tornado Blaze arrived safely in seven boxes yesterday afternoon, and this makes me a busy man right now. The special is a 28 page, A4 sized, magazine and it features the first part of the saga. The second will be in RETROFUTURE 6 this summer, which sports Tornado Blaze on the cover as well.

The printers have done a good job, so I´m a happy man right now.

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