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Update #5

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I am sorry to inform you all that Mix Tape did not reach it's goal. Your credit cards will not be billed.

I want to say thanks to you all for believing in this project and supporting it. This is my personal email: d_pankievicz@yahoo.com. Please find me on facebook or email me with your contact info.

We will be moving forward with Mix Tape. I have spoken with my artists and some will be working for 0 to minimal pay. Others have quit. Either way, it will be made and I would like you all to get the first copies printed as a personal thank you.

We are still shooting for a July release, probably towards the end of the month. I will keep you all informed as long as you email your contact info.

I'm sorry that I was unable to get the word out on this project. Writing is easy for me, the business side of all this is not. That being said, I will work harder than ever to bring Mix Tape to life. It's Like That Studios will also be launching several more titles this fall, so please look out for those as well. Follow me on Twitter or friend me on Facebook to watch our progress.

Thank you all. This isn't the end, only a beginning, and you all will be a part of it.

-Don Pankievicz


Update #4

Seven Spanish Angels

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Well here it is, our third and final song! 

Seven Spanish Angels was the inpiration for this whole project.  It's a song I've always loved and one of the first comic scripts I ever wrote.

I won't give a flowery explanation about this song or tell you how I felt the first time I heard it.  Seven Spanish Angels is one of those great, story-telling songs that you just have to listen to and form your own thoughts and feelings. 

That is exactly what Mix Tape is about.

 

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Update #3

Check it out

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Hey, guys, just thought some of you might be interested.

Tonight (Thursday,4-5-2012),  the colorist for Seven Spanish Angels, the third song we'll be using in the Mix Tape anthology, will be live-streaming her progress. She should start around 7pm eastern standard time.

Here's the link, http://livestream.com/rikaflare.

Tell your friends or folks who might enjoy it. Remember to let them know about the project as well and how they can support it: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1983201915/mix-tape-volume-1-love-on-the-run

Thanks to all of you for the support. And those of you involved, cross your fingers and let's hope we get the word out.

Any questions, email.
Don


Update #2

Conquest

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The theme for Mix Tape Volume #1 is Love On The Run. There is an obvious song choice here. Something like Grab The Cash And Bail… Take The Blah and Blah, something along those lines. Well, not everyone is a fan of comics and after a lot of work scripting that song and finding a wonderful artist to work on it, we were denied permission.

That song was kind of the glue holding the theme together.

Oh, well. We roll with the punches. We got something better!

We decided to laugh it off and bring you our interpretation of Conquest, written by Corky Robbins back in the 50’s.

“Conquest?”, you ask. “Never heard of it.”

Are you sure? Remember that eBay commercial with the cool horn section blaring as a race-gate is opened and a bunch of people race after a retro radio? The dude wins the race and gets the prize…

Co - oooo - on - quest!!!!!

Still not ringing a bell? GOOD. That is what we are trying to do with Mix Tape. Introduce you to new music.

Patti Page popularized the song back in the 1950’s and her version was used in the 2007 commercial. Around that same time The White Stripes had a hit with their version of the song.

Jack White brought in a Nashville-based mariachi trumpeter named Regulo Aldama to make up the one-man trumpet section.

It’s that blaring trumpet intro that made me stop what I was doing and take notice the first time I heard the track.

Now we’re bringing you our version of this wonderful song.

This pin-up will be offered as a postcard or poster and it is an example of some of the art you’ll see in Mix Tape Volume #1.

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Featuring...

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Okay, the year was 1996... Nintendo 64 made it's debut. Dolly the Sheep, the first ever cloned mammal, was 'born'. Tupac died. In March a crowd in Buenos Aires rioted at a sold out Ramones show and in August the band played it’s last ever show at Lollapalooza.

I got my driver’s license! And in my car, on the radio, The Refreshment’s hit single Banditos played.

I got the pistol, so I’ll keep the pesos… if you were around in ‘96 you heard that song and loved it. It was an outlaw song and everyone knew it was about robbing a bank and heading to Old Mexico.

Perfect for our theme of Love On The Run.

Here’s a sample of our visual interpretation to The Refreshment’s Banditos.

It will be offered as a postcard and a poster. Enjoy.

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