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Metal Gods Issue 3

Front cover for Von Allan's Metal Gods Issue 3

Metal Gods Issue 3


Price: $0.99 – Ages 17+



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Synopsis:

Nothing is simple for Nick and Lou anymore; all they want to do on a Friday night is rock out at a heavy metal show. But when Nick's waylaid by a tough guy who seems to know something about Nick's missing parents, the evening takes a turn for the worst...and the more mysterious. Who or what do all the villains have in common? And where does this new pink-hair stranger fit in? More information about Metal Gods can be found by reading the .

Publishing Information:

Metal Gods Series ISSN 2292-7654

ISBN for Issue 3: 978-0-9781237-8-9

Full-Colour

19 pages (15 story pages)

Credits: 

Written and Illustrated by

Edited by Sam Boswell

Sample Images:

(please click on each image to open larger versions):

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Cover for issue 3

Metal Gods Issue 3 Cover by Von Allan

Here's the cover for issue 3. This one was fun to do and actually ties into page 1 of the actual issue. I was certainly thinking of Brutal Legend, the truly wonderful metal influenced game from Tim Schafer's Double Fine Productions. Specifically, I wanted to do a bit of a riff on the Zaulia. Hence Lou's sexy outfit. I was tempted to put her in face paint, but restrained myself. Besides, it wouldn't have tied into the story.

I also made up a quick blurb for the Corel Endowment for the Arts award that Metal Gods won. Since I come from a book retail background, it's kinda neat to do something like that, mainly because I used to sell so many award winning books that did (and continue to do) the same thing. Besides, the award is awesome and it's nice to celebrate it.

Issue 3 has been approved by comiXology, but I'm not sure when it'll show up. Hopefully in early August, but when I know more I'll certainly post it here.

Latest Interview

Now this was a fun piece to do. Jude Terror and I did an email interview chatting about Metal Gods, comics in general, music, and even a little bit of Karl Marx and Richard Wolff. This is a long interview and that's something I quite like doing; more opportunities for context and certainly more opportunities for reflection.

I also quite enjoy what the folks at The Outhouse do with tone and humour. I'm a big believer in punching up and that's something that Terror, Christian Hoffer, and crew do in spades. If you're going to take the piss out of something, do it to those in power rather than those who have none. The Outhouse has been doing that with both Marvel (Disney) and DC (Time Warner) for the past few years and it's glorious. A case in point is their truly wonderful "Has DC Comics Done Something Stupid Today?" meter.

Anyway! The interview is up right over here.

CHUO Click here interview

I sat down with Mitchell Caplan, host of the long-running radio program Click Here to chat about comics, Metal Gods, and the Corel Award.

Mitchell has been involved with CHUO going all the way back to 1991, so given his history it's really neat to be able to sit down and chat with him. On top of it, I'm a big believer in campus radio and both Ottawa University's CHUO and Carleton University's CKCU have been (and hopefully will continue to be) a big part of Ottawa's culture.

You can listen to the interview by clicking here or by clicking play on the embedded player below.

The studio helper!

This is Corbin, a Siberian Husky and Akita cross.  He's also a rescue dog from Iqaluit and is a pretty wonderful little fella.  Feisty as all hell but super cuddly and very, very gentle. 

It's really nice to have him in the studio, despite the fact that he can be a smidgen distracting at times.

Corbin, Von Allan Studio's feisty canine mascot, a husky/akita dog

Corbin and Von snuggling. This Akita/Husky cross is very cuddly

Corbin, a rescue dog from Iqaluit, being told he's getting a treat

Metal Gods Issue 2

Front cover for Von Allan's Metal Gods Issue 2

Metal Gods Issue 2


Price: $0.99 – Ages 17+



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Synopsis:

The only thing standing between Nick, Lou, and a romantic evening was one last errand for Nick's auto-mechanic boss. It was supposed to be a simple matter of seeing whether an ole wreck was worth restoring...but it turned into a confrontation with the cultists and a deepening of the mystery around Nick's parents' disappearance. More information about Metal Gods can be found by reading the .

Publishing Information:

Metal Gods Series ISSN 2292-7654

ISBN for Issue 2: 978-0-9781237-7-2

Full-Colour

18 pages (14 story pages)

Credits: 

Written and Illustrated by

Edited by Sam Boswell

Sample Images:

(please click on each image to open larger versions):

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CKCU Thursday Special Blend Radio Interview

Hot on the heels of my recent CBC interview, I chatted with CKCU Thursday Special Blend host David Yazbeck.

We chat about Metal Gods, a bit more about comiXology, and, of course, we talk about the Corel Endowment for the Arts award that I won for Metal Gods. The interview was recorded on June 19th, 2014.

CKCU is a really amazing university radio station and I believe that 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the station. When I'm doing local interviews, I always prefer to head down to the studio and chat in person, but this time there was just no way around it. We have a new doggie in the house and he's going through some anxiety issues when he's left by himself. It was much easier to do the interview over the phone. David was very understanding of that, something I really appreciate.

You can listen to the interview by clicking here or by clicking play on the embedded player below.

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Publishing Information

ISSN 2292-7654

ISBN for Issue 1: 978-0-9781237-6-5

ISBN for Issue 2: 978-0-9781237-7-2

ISBN for Issue 3: 978-0-9781237-8-9

About Metal Gods

Nick Connelly was a hard-working guy; he'd been a heavy metal roadie, a mechanic, a steel worker, and even a volunteer firefighter. He liked his adventures blue-collar and down to earth...unlike his wayward parents, Art and Wanda, a flaky duo whose own adventures took them from one charismatic charlatan to another. Nick and his girlfriend, Lou, were used to the postcards they got, filled with glowing words about the newest savior; Nick and Lou rolled their eyes but Art and Wanda always came back eventually, a little lighter in the wallet but happy...until, one time, they didn't.

As the weeks and months passed without any sign of the pair, Nick and Lou finally packed up the ole van and set off to find them...and what they found was worse than they could've imagined. Art and Wanda hadn't just taken up with another religious salesman in a cookie-cutter suburb somewhere...this time they'd sworn allegiance to a truly evil force; an ancient demon that existed only to tear the universe apart. Wipe out humanity. Poison the world. And it had the power and minions to do it, too. Nick and Lou only had each other to draw on...their courage; their love; and, of course, their van.

So, it's Nick and Lou against zealous cultists, supernaturally altered humans, well-armed flesh 'n blood thugs, and a powerful corporation, each of whom wants the demonic power for themselves. And the prize? Not just the safety of Art and Wanda...but the future of the entire world.

Corel Endowment Fund for the Arts

Council for the Arts in Ottawa logo

Metal Gods has been funded by the Council for the Arts in Ottawa through the Corel Endowment Fund for the Arts.

Biographical Info


Von Allan - Writer and Artist

has been living and breathing comics in the Great White North for a number of years and has built an active and well-respected presence in the larger comics community. He has written, penciled, and inked a number of short stories and two full-length, original graphic novels. Both books were well received by fans, retailers, and critics and continue to sell today: the road to god knows..., the heartwarming story of a teenager growing up with a schizophrenic mother; and Stargazer, an all-ages sci-fi/fantasy adventure.

Sam Boswell - Editor

Sam Boswell has been finding dangling modifiers, correcting spelling, and fixing misused apostrophes in fiction, non-fiction, university theses, graphic novels, technical manuals, and government bureaucratese for almost 20 years. She lives in Ontario, Canada, and, when she's not solving language problems for other people, she can be found deep in a book, untangling yarn, or digging in the garden.

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