Friday, February 26, 2010

BULL SPEC #1 has gone to the printers!

Well, I just uploaded the file bullspec-01-201002261115.pdf to my printers. I don't really know what to expect next as this is the first issue, but, well, it's out there! 72 pages and about a month later than I'd hoped, but I'm incredibly excited to receive that first shipment of a big box of magazines and start delivering them to local bookstores The Regulator Bookshop, Quail Ridge Books & Music, and Internationalist Books & Community Center and mailing out (or for local folks, delivering courier-style!) those pre-orders.

So much to say, but for now, a few bits which didn't make it into the "thanks and welcome to Bull Spec" editorial column:

Thursday, February 18, 2010

64 pages cannot contain Bull Spec #1.

So it will have to be bigger.

That is all.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Sneak Peek: BULL SPEC #1's cover (draft)

Still some tinkering to do in all likelihood, but for the most part I'm going to leave it alone. Interior design and layout is going actually quite nicely this week, though still some important things to decide on and some last bits of art to select and place.

Anyway; here's something fairly close to what should any week now be on a shelf near you, if you're in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area, or in your mailbox if you're elsewhere, with cover art by CLOSED SYSTEM's Mike Gallagher to accompany the feature fiction for this issue, C. S. Fuqua's RISE UP:

And after the jump? The back cover, though it is much, much more subject to change and tinkering.