Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Drop Target #3 is now available for ordering!

Okay, Drop Target #3 is finally available for ordering!  This is our most jam-packed issue yet.  It has all the regular features as well as two NEW features:  "Special When LITerature" (pinball book reviews!) and "BANG BACKS" which we were going to include in issue #2, but we couldn't quite get it together.

Here is all the information about this issue:

DROP TARGET #3 - The Classics Issue
56 pages - 5.5" x 8.5" - B&W printing
First Printing: 8.5" x 14" full-color centerfold, screenprinted cover

THE REPLAY REVIEW: Classic Pinball Machines
- VIDEO MODE: Tommy (1975) vs. TILT (1979)
- SPECIAL WHEN LITERATURE: Pinball! By Roger Sharpe
PINHALLS: The Pacific Pinball Museum - Alameda, CA
TILT TALK: Interview with PPM director Michael Schiess
BANG BACKS: Interview with Ben Heck
DREAM MACHINES: Zine King by Max de Radigu├Ęs, Portal by Jon Chad and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by Alec Longstreth
- FROM ZEROS TO HEROES: Part 3 - Making a Monster

You can order a copy on the DTZ #3 ordering page.  Also, sadly we had to get rid of the combo page.  Even with just three issues there were starting to be a lot of different combinations.  With four or five or six or SEVEN issues, it would have been too much to keep up with.  So for now, you can add issues one at a time on each of their pages and use the "VIEW CART" buttons to see what you've got.  

Thanks everyone for your patience and continued support.  Next up will be the MOVES issue, which we're aiming to have out in January/February.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Drop Target #1 first printing has SOLD OUT!

Well, it's official.  The first printing of Drop Target #1 has SOLD OUT.  All 400 copies have been sold, but the zine is not out of print!  Jon and I have created an easier-to-make second printing, which is still available on the DTZ #1 page.

The second printing has a plain black and white printed cover (instead of a screen printed cover on color paper) and instead of the full-color, fold out center spread, it has a grayscale center spread on the same size paper as the rest of the zine.  Everything else is the same.  Instead of a $5 cover price, the second printing will only cost $4, because it has fewer bells and whistles.

We will be creating similar second printings for each of the Drop Target Zines as their first printings sell out, so that we can focus our self-publishing energy on the NEW issues.  Once the first printings of all seven issues go out of print, we will make a print on demand collection of all the issues.

Just so everyone gets a chance to see the center spread Dream Machine playfield in full color, here is a low-res web version for you all to enjoy!  We will post these each time an issue's first printing runs out.

We are in the process of sending out the comp copies of Drop Target #3 and it will be available for ordering later this week!  Thank you all for your patience.