During the month of September MakingComics.com will be changing ownership! You might have heard me mention this before, well, now it’s time to pull the trigger. This is great news because I have finally found someone passionate enough take over and I know they will make the site really special. All the current articles and podcasts will most likely remain intact but now there will be a lot of new stuff to go along with the old. I will still post randomly whenever I have something worthy of sharing or if I record any new podcasts. So without dragging this on too long let me introduce you to Patrick Yurick, the new owner of MakingComics.com.
When Jason first approached me to take over the site I was completely shocked and honored. I became a subscriber to the “Making Comics” site about a year ago and I remember being totally enthralled with everything Jason was doing for the comic making community and I knew I wanted to meet and talk to him.
About six months ago we crossed paths due to my activity as a comic maker and educator with Little Fish Comic Book Studio. I had created Little Fish to be a physical space where people of all ages could learn how to make comics, and it was in the promoting and educating that Jason and I became connected and talked extensively about the DIY culture surrounding the comic medium.
While I am shocked to see Jason leave the site, I am honored and excited for what is coming around the corner.
A little about myself – I have been a high school teacher for the last five years at High Tech High . I hold a degree in graphic design and another in art education. (If you want a closer look at things I have done feel free to peek at my CV.)
You may be asking yourself how is the site going to change? This initial year I am going to focus on getting the blogged content updated at least 4 days a week to start and with the ultimate goal of something coming out 7 days a week. The Newsletter will be weekly and highlight the work that comes out during the week. I have a team of people I am meeting with now that are going to help me kick start MakingComics.com into a free and open source comic making revolution! I have plans to reorganize the site so that newcomers will have an easier time navigating to the content they need to start their projects.
I have other plans for the future, but I want to hold off on any official announcements. I can say this – keep an eye out, the official launch date for the new version of the site will be announced soon.
For now I have two things I have set up for you to take a look at:
Firstly here is the “Making Comics 2.0 Newsletter Signup” (http://eepurl.com/ENZ4f)
If you have any questions I have set up a gmail account for the site at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook page (ADD PLEASE!): https://www.facebook.com/makingcomics
Google+ Page: http://goo.gl/KT9IQx
Let me know if you have any questions! I am super excited to start the next phase of MakingComics.com!
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