Saturday, November 5, 2016
Sneak Preview: Metalheads, the Comic by Ray Van Horn, Jr. and Dominic Valecillo
Because of a mutually brutal 2016, my creative partner from Kiel, Germany, Dominic Valecillo and I were momentarily derailed on all of our projects.
However, Dom is back in the flow and cranking out panels and pages for my Metalheads miniseries. The book is a metal and horror satire which pokes fun at the heavy music industry, garnished from my long-term experiences and throwing it a gonzo twist. The hilarious UK sci-fi comedy The World's End really stoked my writing process for Metalheads, which is three-quarters written with Issue # 4 to be started once Dom catches up with the art.
Learn the name Dominic Valecillo. He's on the rise as a frequently-retained artist by bands for their comic-themed promotional material and he's scheduled to appear at Germany's comic con in 2017. This brother gets me on every level and has come up with such brilliant touches to my script, if I was a girl, I'd be thoroughly wet. We met as a paired-up creative team for the Society 1 comic, No Salvation, which you can order directly from the band's website. No Salvation serving as my first official comics writing credential, I'm happy to have procured Dom's services for Metalheads.
We're gonna slay this thing, so here's a sneak preview of rough treatment pages from Issue # 1.