It's interesting to think back that around November of last year, the whole idea for EA started up. The ever expanding content was something I wanted from the get-go, no question about it. The first issue made it's debut in April '11. The second issue in June '11 and the third issue in September '11. The fourth issue will most likely see the light of day in January '12 with number five right behind it as the contents are almost entirely done.
At that point, it became an issue (no pun intended) of what happens with number six? Well, I'm happy to report a few interviews have either taken place already or are scheduled for January - so it appears I will be pushing onward into the sixth issue of EA!
I think it was inevitable that there would be another issue of EA - but I honestly didn't think it would happen that fast. I figured I'd get #4 and #5 out then there would be a pretty long break then a decision would be made.
So - what's coming up? I've made a habit of not really saying much until an interview is in the can as things have a way of changing with PR people, management, and the artists themselves - but as of right now:
Ms. Judith O'Dea - lead actress (played Barbara) in the original Night Of The Living Dead - completed
Mr. Destin Pfaff - COO of the Millionaire's Club - in January '12
Anvil - Canadian metal legends - in January '12
Bane - Serbian Black/Death metal - in January '12
Dir En Grey - Japanese rock legends - almost completed - should be done by January '12
There are a few others but they're not solid enough to mention just yet. So the above is looking to make up alot of EA #6 - although Ms. O'Dea's interview may make it into #5 - which has coverage of ZomBcon, etc.
There is a new columnist coming on board - most likely in #4....but it may push to #5. I've already seen the rough of her new column and it'll add a different dimension to EA.
Also - there is possibly another new columnist joining the EA ranks - but the jury's still out on that one.
I may be revisiting some of the artists from the past "year" of EA - so there may be short updates or short interviews - as a way to sort of bookend the magazine.
Of course I've been working on certain photo shoots for the magazine as well. I've received a few emails about wanting to see more of my work in EA so that will be the case with #4.
If you want to know more - email me directly at EclecticArtsZine AT gmail DOT com I'd be happy to hear from ya!