Happy New Year! Around this time I usually look back at the previous year and chronicle what the comics micro-presses were up to. And I’ll be honest, I really debated whether I had it in me to do it again. I AM BURNED OUT. (More on this below.)
But I decided I’m going to try. And you can help me out.
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As I look ahead to 2018 and consider what my creative output will be, I’ve had to accept the reality of my life: at the moment, my career leaves me little time for creative output. I’ve decided I need to step back a bit from scene and from tabling to focus on two things.
1. I want to get serious about collecting and writing about small press comics (especially minicomics). I’ve been posting mini profiles semi-regularly on Instagram.
And I wrote this thing about Eleanor Davis’s early minicomics on Roar.
I like writing about comics. For me, it’s not fraught in the way making comics is. I’m a decent writer—a slow one, but not glacial. Doing my Instagram posts and writing about minicomics at length: something about it just feels right. So I’m going to try incorporate that into what the Tiny Report is.
2. I want to develop an ambitious anthology project (more on that to come).
It’s my goal to really dig into these two projects in 2018. I’m settled in a new apartment that I love and freshly single for the first time in a long time. It’s my hope this gives me some space to focus, but only time will tell. Figuring out how to fit my personal work around my career at First Second is an on-going struggle. If you have any tips, I’d love to hear them!