Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Worked to the Bone

Hola Amigos and fans of Amor.

Another quick little update to keep your addiction healthy and viable. We are a mere three weeks away from delivering the goods to you, and to say that we are excited about it is putting it mildly.

Once again, we will be in the small press area: table O14
(this is a different spot than the last few years, same aisle, but now in the middle, not the corner. More details to come. But don't worry about not finding us, much like "the Force", Love knows the way)

For our returning customers, who possess and cherish all of our wares, fear not, because not only will we will have the new 2010 edition of our guide to love and romance (with a splash of comedy) available, but also a new convention exclusive shot glass! (details on that coming soon). Also available will be our dwindling number of past issues for those who need to complete their collection.

The above image is brought to you by Stephen Sandoval, Animation Director/first-time contributor who really captured the theme of the book with his submission. Can't wait to show you the whole story.

Stay passionate my friends...

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The PROOF is in the pudding

... and the proof sheet is in my hands!

This past Friday I received the inspection copy of the book. And do you expect me to report anything less than CALIENTE' when it comes to our book?

We really are pleased with how it came it out. Truly one of the best editions we have put together. And although this was the quickest we put the book together, in no way did we just crap it out. You'll find out for yourself soon enough.

This month's teaser image is brought to you from another Freshman Lover who is also a Protege to our very own founder/Beanrobot, Albert.
Valerie Fletcher take a bow and enjoy your anonymity while it lasts. Because as soon as the book comes out, the Passion Paparazzi will be on you like Black on Beans.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Downs and Ups

Buenos Dias Muchachos Y Muchachas

As open as we are here at HMLC central, we also have our dirty little secrets. Everybody does. And revealing them has become profession for many people and websites. Curse you world wide web!

But without the internet, how would you get your irregular fix of digital passion and Latin heat?

Why am I telling you all this, using our blog to complain? Because I feel compelled to tell you something...

We missed our deadline for the printer.

My apologies amigos, sometimes life gets in the way.


We were not about to let another year go by without delivering the goods. Being as diligent as we are, there was a contingency plan set up and activated a few weeks ago! What the hell am I writing here? A long drawn out way of saying...


In just a few weeks, we should have it completed and in our hands and then off to San DIego to sell it to you! Once again, muchos gracias to the nucleus for pulling together and getting everything done.

Beanrobot, L-Dogg, Lady J...Te quiero a todos

The above image is brought to you by Keith Conroy, one of the original contributors to our book back in the mid-nineties. His return was more than worth the wait! You'll find out for yourself next month.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Everybody LOVES Paco

Hola Amigos

Another quick update and some kudos.

The book is just about ready for print and I am quoting Beanrobot when I write

"This is one of the best editions ever!"

But I want to give a shout out to Mexican Lover, Artist and Friend

Shawn "Calves" Murray

There are a number of people who have contributed to five issues of the book, but no one else has featured the same character each time. Shawn is the creator/artist of "Paco" who has become one of the mascots of our book. With the exception of the premiere issue back in 1996, Paco is the only character to appear in every issue (making this his fifth, consecutive appearance).

There was a moment , due to time constraints, when Paco wasn't going to make an appearance for the 2010 edition, but as usual,

Passion trumps time!

I know many people out there are huge fans of our silent and stout, sombrero wearing hero. But I really want to thank Shawn for devoting his time and talent to our book. His Love shines like a beacon that cuts through a foggy night in the Gulf of Mexico.

Mucho Besos Hermano, the next round is on me!