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Author:  Michael Wehunt [ Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:20 pm ]
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Andy wrote:
It might be wishful thinking, but I hope that this too won't look bad in the new format -- not as bad as it would in the old format anyway.

And the Black Static fly is back.


I'll miss the color--sorry, I mean colour--but am excited to see what you guys do with this.

Pardon my rookie question: What is the Black Static fly?

Author:  Roy [ Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:18 pm ]
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http://ttapress.com/wp-content/uploads/ ... 1cover.jpg

http://ttapress.com/237/black-static-1-out-now-again/

then it reappeared in various issues and it could be seen on the back of that cover but reversed as if seen through the cover.

Author:  Michael Wehunt [ Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:23 pm ]
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Roy wrote:
http://ttapress.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/bs1cover.jpg

http://ttapress.com/237/black-static-1-out-now-again/

then it reappeared in various issues and it could be seen on the back of that cover but reversed as if seen through the cover.


Ha, I wasn't taking "fly" literally enough! Thanks for enlightening me.

Author:  Baph [ Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:16 am ]
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Ooooo, that cover is mighty purty. I particularly like that the artwork has more real estate. Colour me excited!

Author:  Stephen Volk [ Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:53 pm ]
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My personal two-penneth.... I think the new cover looks fantastic. I prefer it simpler, starker, eerier. I didn't go a bundle on the cover divided into sections - it was getting far too busy. I liked the earlier covers that had one strong image (the fly, etc) - far more powerful and they really stood out.

I never had a problem with the entire interior being black and white. For a horror mag, this is a style statement!

I won't object to the point size being bigger either.

Steve

Author:  Andy [ Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:26 pm ]
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I feel the same way Steve. Those early Black Statics had absolutely no retail distribution so it didn't matter. When you get a distributor they insist -- in my experience -- that you make certain concessions which to me have always seemed old fashioned and counter productive, particularly for a magazine like Black Static (where the content doesn't exactly lend itself to call outs anyway), and also for the retail trade itself, especially since it's been shrinking the way it has. I've argued my case, ended up compromising. But not this time.

The point size of the fiction is only slightly bigger btw, 10pt as opposed to 9.6pt, but it could still make a difference. The non-fiction remains exactly the same (9pt). The columns are narrower, obviously. No doubt there'll always be something to improve upon.

It'll look pretty much the same inside, so please don't expect anything revolutionary in that regard. :)

Author:  Andy [ Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:28 pm ]
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If there are any Interzone readers visiting this thread, please let me know what you think of the possibility of Interzone moving to this new size. I'd hope we could keep the colour inside and/or increase the page count to 128.

Author:  maggieloveshopey [ Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:12 pm ]
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Andy wrote:
Just Black Static.

But the option does exist... I think Interzone should have a lot more books coverage, for example, and we've been wondering how to do that. Impossible in the current format, but just those couple of small changes to height and width could well allow us to print 128 pages. Luxury.


Probably in the wrong forum, but I have thought for a while now that Nick Lowe's film reviews are the only ones needed in IZ. The Laser Fodder reviews are often stuff that seems to me to fit better in BS anyway, and I don't think I've ever come across a hidden gem in the sea of B Movie dross that fills it each issue (not a criticism of the reviews themselves, just an observation that they often draw attention to bad directing, performances, scripts etc. Believe me, if Laser Fodder was unearthing quality B movies like Trancers or Miracle Movie, it'd be the first thing I read every time!). And, let's be honest, if you have space concerns, two pages on the Six Million Dollar Man in the latest issue is madness....

I would definitely like to see more books coverage in IZ. At the moment, I feel it's the only area where the "new" IZ lags behind the old one, and I'd love to see that turn around. Maybe the format change is the way to do it?

Author:  Rolnikov [ Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:53 pm ]
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I like the sound of it for Interzone too. More books coverage would be good, but I'm maybe a bit unusual in that I always read the non-fiction first. (I don't like reading short stories when I'm in the middle of a novel and I'm always in the middle of a novel!)

Author:  Andy [ Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:04 pm ]
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FYI, the whole of the cover will look something like this.

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Author:  Ray [ Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:17 pm ]
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Lovely. That's one nasty smile, too.

Author:  StephenBacon [ Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:01 pm ]
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I love that cover. Looks superbb.

Author:  DarrenGallagher [ Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:29 pm ]
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That's a pretty cool cover!! Looking forward to seeing, and reading it in the new format.

Author:  Ali_L [ Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:44 pm ]
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Awesome cover. Look forward to seeing the new format.

Author:  Stephen Volk [ Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:32 pm ]
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Love that cover! Well done! Salivating.

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