Adventure, science-fiction, terror, heroic fantasy are the subject we love, the comic we liked to read and we want to make.
Magazines like 1984, Creepy, Metal Hurlan, Cimoc or Rambla are our references of how good publications where made with great artists as Ortiz Bernet, Fernández, Azpiri, Corben, Maroto...
I am very nostalgic and I still prefer paper over webcomic, picking it, the smell, flip through the pages, touch them, for me it's a better experience than online or e-book.
I admit that the future is more at Internet and computing, in fact we do not reject it, if you visit MBC times.com, you can enjoy our selection of online webcomics, apart from an amazing international digital newpaper with the finest articles you can find, written with rigor.
I think that a book, comic or anthology magazine like ours, that you can keep, collect and reread anytime, should be bought in physical format always.
The charm reading a good story on paper, I don't think web comic will ever get it, it is not the same reading "A midsummer night's dream" by the great William Shakespeare on paper than in an E-Book, the same happens to me with great comics, you have to recognize that it is not the same to read for instance "Metabarons", by the great Alejandro Jodorowsky (writer) and Juan Giménez (artist) as a web comic, that printed, each creation and each reading have its place.
We come out three monthly and our life is I always say in the hands of our dear readers, so we treat them in the best possible way, we try to improve in every issue and give them our best work.
Area 51 is having a very good recepction, fans talks very well about it and are asking things like when there will be posters, illustrations,...
An anecdote I can tell you is the first presentation I made of the magazine, it was practically the first time I had the main voice in public, I looked at them, I saw all their eyes focused on me and nervousness took over me, ha ha ha, I began to feel heat, I could not speak, my mouth was dry and I do not think they understood anything, luckily I had a friend next to me and he helped me out.
In the current crisis, everybody has put effort so this industry can keep creating great stories and offering them to all the readers. However, actually, I don't think the way current dealers work is good. They are a scourge that doesn't let comic to be available for the readers at a competitive price, and after readers are the ones who buy comics and feed us all. But I don't see fair that one person whose only taks is taking the publication from point A to point B, they only distribute and nothing more, doesn't put ads, doesn't promote sales, don't attend cons,... They take most of the final price, half of what you are paying goes to them.
The responsible team of the creation and developmen of Area 51 are José Ramírez, Henry Simon, Luis Roldán, Angel Martinez "Anhell", Mari Lastres, Dani Thifa and Diego Rosales. Then there are many people who participate in some way with us, with their art and good doing.
I'll make a special mention to the publisher which helps us nowadays and thanks to whom, Area 51 can exist as you can know it, they have supported us faithfully and give us the needed boost to reach you, and that makes them equally important and you can consider them members of our team, the name of the publisher is Luhu Editorial.