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Thanks Sean, really glad that you liked it! It was quickly produced as a proof of concept to see if colour printing was feasible for future issues; the only real changes made were to adjust all photos and screenshots as they'd been tinkered with to print as well as possible in black and white.

Issue 2 onwards will make much better use of colour, and hopefully have more of the feel of a proper magazine.

Oh, and regarding issue 2, unsurprisingly (if you remember the wait for issue 1) it is running a little bit late. We've made a sudden decision to put our house on the market and move halfway up the country, so my personal life has been incredibly hectic and both my PC and CPC have been boxed up for the past week while we've had painters and decorators and cleaners in to make our current place as sale-worthy as possible.

I finally managed to put some decent time into the fanzine yesterday, and it's not a million miles from being finished. The majority of the articles are written, but some still need setting out and then it will need a good proof read.

Hopefully not too much longer....


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I got Issue 1 in colour by mail a few days ago.
Wasn't Issue 2 supposed to be in the same envelope?

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Issue 2 will be mailed separately, for some reason it's actually cheaper to post them that way (at least to outside the UK)...

Also, issue 2 is still being finished off so didn't want to make people wait for their issue 1 colour edition as well.

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Any further news?

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I don't want to make any promises, today is the first time in weeks that I've been able to sit down and spend some time on it.

It is nearly done, it's just finding the (any!) time at the moment. It will come out, and there will be further issues :)

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Any news on this?  :)

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If James need help completing Issue 2, I am willing to help. I'm sure many others here would too. I know all too well how time can be in short supply when projects need to be finished. Issue 1 was great, and we certainly need a dedicated CPC fanzine.


PM me James, if you want me to submit something. I'm getting my own project proofread, so I have some free time.

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Posted this update on the Kickstarter campaign page but will also post here for those curious as to the current status of the second issue:

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Hello All,
I know that you are all wondering why issue 2 hasn't yet imposed itself upon your doormat so I just wanted to let you know that it is still being worked on and will be finished in the hopefully-not-too-distant future.
The last 3 months have been ridiculous in my personal life; new house, new job and unfortunately my father has been in and out of hospital recently. And then to top it all off, bereavement following the loss of a dear friend a couple of weeks ago.
With everything happening I just haven't had the time to dedicate to the fanzine, but I'm determined to find the time over the next month or two to finally get issue 2 out of the door (and through yours). Writing it is something that I enjoy with a passion, and unfortunately I've just not been able to indulge in any of those in recent times.
Thank you for sticking with me during this time and not losing faith that the fanzine will come out. I'm sorry that I've been so crap at communication and letting you know the current status of the fanzine, I will endeavor to communicate more frequently as you all deserve to know what's going on.
Keep CPC-ing,
James.

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I can relate.
I think most of us can.
My own project has also been delayed quite a bit due to multiple annoying unplanned happenings.
It'll be done when it's done. As long as nothing happens that completely kills the project, then we're happy.  :)

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So, I bring some news on Issue 2 of Colour Personal Computing....





IT'S DONE!

(apart from a final round of proof-reading)

I'll be scouring every page with a toothcomb over the next few days and then it will be off to the printers by the end of this week, so hopefully in your hands towards the end of the month.

If you backed via Kickstarter then you'll receive an update with details of updating your address details if required.

If you ordered your copy directly and need to update your address then please message me here or drop me an e-mail to let me know.

Work on issue 3 is already underway (actually, a lot of the groundwork, interviews, screenshots etc. have been completed for a while). If I do use Kickstarter for Issue 3, I won't be making the mistake of launching the campaign too early again as I know it's not been fair to keep the backers waiting all this time. It will be launched when the fanzine is in the final stages, so that I can ship shortly after the campaign finishes.

Thanks again for all of your support and I hope you enjoy the second issue.

P.S. If you missed the Kickstarter campaign, you can order a copy directly from www.cpcfanzine.com - it has 40 A5 pages in full-colour.