Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Mini-Comic a Month Challenge

I'm not sure how much traction this will gain, but this is something I've been thinking about off and on for a while and is something that I plan to promote in 2011. I call it the Mini-Comic a Month challenge. It ties in, loosely, to the Revenge of Print. Although where Revenge of Print is about creating something, the Mini-Comic a Month Challenge is about consuming something.

The premise is simple: Purchase a new mini-comic every month of the year (etsy is a good place to start -- although stores and shows are always good if you have any near you). It could cost as little as $18 the entire year assuming you stick to $1 comics with 50 cents for shipping. A dollar fifty is at least 1/2 the price of a mainstream comic.

Here's why this is a noble effort:

  • You could discover some new artists and writers
  • It's (potentially) inexpensive
  • It encourages others to make art
  • It enables others to make more art (more purchases lead to more money creators have for future publications)
  • It will make someone's day (trust me -- I love seeing that I have a new order)

To go along with this, I will post what I purchased each month, along with a review. And anyone who cares to take this challenge can submit their purchases and reviews (if desired) and I will publish them.

So try something new today.

P.S. Do you like the crappy logo I created?