** GNN BREAKING NEWS **Scientists found Phoenix-DNA in Portal Magazin rising from pile of non-existant ashes!
Yesterday, I reported some news about The Miniature Painter, a new magazine by one of the ex-authors of WAMP's Portal magazine.
For weeks now, the Rumor Mill had it that "Portal would no longer be published" due to work overload of some sort. Apparently, that is not true. As often repeated in history, the news of Portal's death have been greatly exaggerated! And I think that is awesome news!
My article has created a lot of feedback both here, via email and on my Facebook page. In short, Portal is not dead - far from it!
Brett Johnson, Founder of both, Wamp and Portal, talked to me today on Facebook chat. Here is Brett's statement that you can also find on WAMP.
"It has come to my attention that there are several rumours circulating about Portal Magazine and I would like to clarify the situation.
Firstly I want to assure you that Portal is continuing. I took the decision to skip an issue so we could make sure we had things in place. We are taking this opportunity to redesign Portal a little and bring it up to date. We are gearing the magazine towards digital media rather than print. We are making the magazine work well on Ipad's, tablets and mobile devices to make reading Portal even better.
While the design is changing Portal will on the whole remain pretty much the same. Our mix of news, reviews, tutorials and more will remain. We have a few new things coming in over time but nothing drastic. People love Portal's format so why mess with it!
A big change that was brought about was the opportunity to bring in a team to publish Portal. We have professional Graphic Designers, Journalists and writers on board who will help us really push Portal forward. We endeavour to continue to bring you content from some of the finest artists in the world.
We are currently putting the final touches to issue 30 and it will be hitting the virtual shelves in just over a weeks time.
There have been certain claims made regarding the team behind Figure Painter Magazine. While Figure Painter does have an ex Portal Magazine member Portal is in no way affiliated to Figure Painter magazine, nor is it Portal's successor, it is a completely seperate entity to Wamp and Portal Magazine and is not the current nor original Portal team behind it.
I hope this puts your mind at rest. Portal Magazine is continuing and will come back even better. We will any day now pass 100,000 downloads. We have had so much support from around the world encouraging us and offering help. It really is heart warming to know Portal is held in such high regard amongst the miniature painting community.
Portal and Wamp aim to help the community, foster mutual support amongst painters and help us all have fun painting miniatures. We don't charge for Portal Magazine as we want to reach as many people as possible.
I would appreciate it if any of you could help spread this statement as far as possible so we can let people know Portal magazine lives on. It really is important.
If anyone has any questions please feel free to contact us firstname.lastname@example.org If you haven't tried Portal and want to know what all the fuss is about you can do so here: www.wampforum.com/portal Thanks for all the support!"
Brett Johnson Wamp & Portal Founder
I think these are awesome news. Portal will continue, the Rumor Mill has run out of wind (for the time being).
If you are in any way interested in Miniature Painting but have never read a Portal Magazine yet, you don't know what you are missing! Even if you do not speak English, downloading the magazine offers tons of inspiration, step-by-steps, news and so on - so grab the latest issue here while you wait for issue 30.
And now back to editing videos ;)