Someone once said to me, or maybe I read it, start a blog when you feel like you have an bottomless subject and the desire to pursue it.
So here goes.
First and foremost is my selfish intention to publish my work on the web. Some of my early work was created pre-internet and even more during the early wild frontier days of the web and the dying days of print (at least for some). So there is a good bit of work that will be brand new for most visitors. I’ll stagger publication and make announcements. Give it a try. I’ve experimented with different formats, storytelling approaches and even genres.
All of this is overshadowed by the fact that I do have new work I am very excited about. I’ll feature pieces, or images to peak the interest of the public for future fandom.
My other intentions are perhaps a little more altruistic. I’d like to also feature some of the other creators that were involved in the original genesis’ of Alternating Crimes. So I’m going to be showing off some of their art and sell digital copies of some of the old issues online in hopes to give their work more exposure and also push knowledge of the creative efforts of a few of them into the digital age.
As time progresses we’ll try and generate enough interest to evolve this into any number of directions. Most of the initial focus will be on the blog section of the site. Housed right off the homepage, social media will not only feature new releases, but occasionally shared articles about other artists and cartoonists I love or appreciate.
The last intention bonds with the earlier intentions.
Few would argue that we are in extraordinary times. The current political climate has decided to ignore the voice of the majority in favor of enriching themselves and the very few wealthiest people in this world. For the little voices trying to rise to the surface as a collective unit, it is a harsh reality that no matter how loud and how many, we are still going to be ignored by the “ruling” class. Laws are being passed to remove the social safety net and finally put the remaining nails into the coffin of our environment. Shame on them. Have we learned nothing from history? Is the arc of the moral universe long, and truly bend toward justice?
We like to think so. But that doesn’t allow us the opportunity to sit back and watch, making others do our work for us. This is just one voice from the collective thinkers of the world, taking action, adding my voice in hopes of moral arc that pushes towards justice. But despite socialist leanings, no it isn’t a dirty word, I do believe that each one of us is a unique voice and adds tremendously to the collective voice when that flavor is steeped and nurtured to it’s fullest and allowed the breadth of that individuality. It’s what makes us human.
So what to expect from me, you’ll see me post about social and political issues, but I’ll most often post about artists and subjects that I love. And don’t be surprised when these subjects cross over each other more often than not.