Hey there all. I wanted to give a quick update as to why things have been quieter than usual around The Comic Archive.
We live in a really crazy time to read comic books. After the crash in the 90’s there have been constant worries about the impending “death of comics”. But then came the movies. And the internet. And iPads. And quite honestly, I think right now is one of the most exciting times to be producing comics. Not since Action Comics #1 has there been such an opportunity to connect with readers of all ages.
It was that realization six months ago that lead me to decide to experiment on something new with the site. Instead of focusing on building a virtual library for comics fans and creators, I wanted to make a big sign pointing in the direction that I think comics are heading. In part I want to continue our goal of documenting changes in the comics industry, but I also want to help shepherd it and point a light on some of those changes to help facilitate that change.
For me that change comes down to the universal appeal and broad readership that indie comics can bring about now that distribution has been upset by the advent of digital comics. Now if you have a voice at all you can hop onto iTunes, Amazon, Tumblr and a half dozen other places to share your comics. And that excites me. I personally think this will lead to a greater diversity in subject matter and genres within the umbrella of comic books.
So that’s what is going on these days. It means that while very little video has been posted in the last six months, there is a lot being filmed. At some point in 2014 I will stop filming and start the editing process, which will take a bit of time as the site has never been my day job. I will continue to make sure that The Comic Archive checks in every once in a while and when I get to that point of releasing the documentary I will be sure to let everyone know (probably more than you wanted to hear). TheComicArchive.com will also serve as a place where you will be able to watch extended and deleted scenes from the documentary.
I want to thank all of you for your continued interest and support in this. I’ve had so much fun meeting creators and talking to fans.