Tuesday, August 17, 2010

HOT Diggity DOG!

Hola Amigos!

Some dreams really do come true, and some happen when you least expect it. This particular dream happened right after Comic Con. Some of you may have heard about it, or perhaps even seen a photo of it. But how many of you have had the opportunity to experience the world famous
"Oscar Mayer Wienermobile".

Three weeks ago while I was eating my lunch, I was alerted that the Wienermobile was parked behind the studio where I work. I went to check it out (finding it empty) just as the drivers returned from their lunch break! A wink and a smile later, I found myself being given a tour of the famous Frank on Wheels.

And being the passionate Lover that I am, I did not arrive empty handed.

It's not a Taco, but it goes just as well with HMLC.

and check out the custom embroidery on the seats!

Sharing the Love, I figured one good turn deserves another, so I happily gave "Pepper Jackie Cheese" and "Nacho Cheese Nikita" a tour of Rough Draft Studios (where I work).

Notice the hot dogs on the dash.

And the Vanity Plate.

You can check out more info. on the Wienermobile at the Hotdogger blog. Thanks again to "Pepper Jackie Cheese" and "Nacho Cheese Nikita" for the tour. Safe travels (which are now also "passionate travels" with their own copy of HMLC 2010).

Y'know, sometimes I do wish I were an Oscar Mayer Wiener.
That is something I never thought I could be.
But since I am a Hot Mexican Lover,
everybody is already in love with me!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Gracias a los amantes


Another round of thanks goes out today to the contributors of the 2010 edition:

Phil Allora

Ted Blackman

Alex Campos

Susy Campos

Mick Cassidy

Liz Climo

Rodney Clouden

Keith Conroy

Valerie Fletcher

Michael Kenny

Shawn Murray

Caleb Meurer

Rod Mojica

John Roback

Stephen Sandoval

Ethan Spaulding

Paul Wee

No one man can make an anthology. And as talented as any artist is, the fact remains that no lone individual can accomplish as much as 17 Mexican Lovers. These bleeding heart romantics devote their time, skills and artistic soul so that your lives will be all the more pleasurable, profitable and passionate!

My lips are so parched from the kisses I have bestowed upon them, I have bought stock in "Chap Stick". So please do this humble editor a favor: if you see any of the Gaupos or Chulas listed above, stop them in their tracks, hold your head up high and kiss them as passionately as Ricardo Montalb√°n would.

This is MINIMUM of thanks they all deserve:

Front Cover Artist Paul Wee with Senor Ira and The Lady Janice.

Freshman Lover Phil Allora poses for the camera and with a camera and then helped work the booth!

Back Cover Artist Rod Mojica and Model Celeste P. pose with the Nucleus.

Back Cover Model Celeste P. poses with her painting. She created many smiles as she signed copies for fans.

Not to be outdone by Celeste, but Keith Conroy's return to the book made quite an impact. His story rocked, he worked the table with us and he drew original artwork which was raffled off for our fans! Arriba!

La Reina Blanca also stopped by to audition for the role of next year's cover model. Place your votes here or on our facebook page.

con Amor Y Besos,
Senor Ira

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Once again, we are Blessed

Hola Lovers

We are finally back in the swing of things now that our annual visit to San Diego is over. As such, there are many thanks to go around. And the first round is to you, our loyal fans and readers.

This was our fifth consecutive year exhibiting at Comic-Con and I am proud to say that we had more return customers than ever before! We are a bit humbled and glad that we are doing something right in the ways of Love. But we have always been confident in out content (we are more than just a sexy cover).

Here are a few shots from the Con (with more to come), while even more can be seen at our Facebook page.

The above shot is "The Space Pope". The power above has sent him and his presence graces our booth EVERY YEAR. A million kisses goes out to you, your Holiness!

Monelle, we love you. And your shirt is on the way.

The Blues Brothers mix their soul with Amor

May you all have a most Sensual Siesta.