Box can you tell the people why you decided to start an anthology series? I'm very curious.
Hi Andrew, thanks for asking. I spent the whole of last year making comics and publishing them in various different places. Made my own zines, made a series of handmade comics, made a small two color comic with Sacred Prism, made a full color comic with Drippy Bone Books, experimented risograph printing, various anthologies, made a digital only full color comic and I did a comic with retrofit. I think the most people probably read Beach Girls, the comic I did with Retrofit.
I make comics compulsively whether there is a place for them to go or not. I often don’t think about where this finished product is going to go until I’m, at least, in the midst of making it.
I’d been hesitant to publish my own stuff with Retrofit, but in truth it’s got the best reach *I* as comics self-publisher could probably get to. I finally thought: why am I fighting this? Pride? LOL
Anyway, I love the idea that there is a place for comics of any genre, length, format, etc to go for my work. In the tradition of Blammo, Lose, Eightball, etc., there is a place for Box Brown stories to go. There’s no need to completely contextualize each piece as it comes out, no matter what comes out, it belongs in this anthology. If some pieces develop into longer works they can be collected, they can be shelved if they’re not working, they can be pulled from serialization and then pitched as a longer book. Mostly, it’s because I often don’t know exactly where I’m going with a work until I get there and in the meanwhile I want to publish. Does any of this make sense??
EDIT: lemme also say that I still plan on making zines and contributing to anthologies and all that other stuff too.
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