12 Hour Comics and a 4 Year Anniversary!

12 Hour Comics and a 4 Year Anniversary!

From the desk of John Jennison

Greetings fellow artists!

What a long strange year it’s been! We miss you! It’s hard to believe it was around this time last year we sat in the basement of Anyone Comics, drinking coffee, Red Bull and whiskey while making 24 pages of comics in 24 hours! Never thought I would say I missed that, but I really do!

We here at Anyone Comics (with the power of Outlet Comics) are trying to bring a little of that magic back! So we decided to do a 24 Hour Comics “Half Marathon.”That’s 12 hours to make a 12 page comic!

This is a great chance to hangout, catch up with new artists or folks you haven’t seen in a while! Let’s make comics and start 2021 off on a creative foot!

  • To register first join the Outlet Comics Discord server by clicking the link below. You can join on the web or by downloading the app. If you do not have a Discord account, you will be prompted to sign up.
    https://discord.gg/8gvs5d5yaT
  • Once you have joined, please email your Discord username to eric@outletcomics.com so you can be granted permission to participate in the designated video channels. If you just want to observe and not create a comic you can skip this step and just show up to watch creators create!

This is a free event and open to any artist 17 years and older. We ask that you respect other artists and use your best judgment when showing your creations. Please take a minute to familiarize yourself with all the wonderful Discord channels that Outlet Comics has to offer. There are forums filled with information for creators, conversations for fans, places to share your work! It is an amazing hub to share information and ask questions!

• If you have any questions please email John Jennison at

johnjennisonart@gmail.com

From the smaller desk of Dimitrios

We have our 4 year anniversary coming up on Monday, March 1st! And thanks to everyone’s support in 2020 we don’t need to do a major gala or big signing or have a party to get attention and have an income that will last us another few months.

Instead come at your own discretion, masked, and enjoy our 25% OFF on everything discounts with a limit of 5 people in store.

We’ll have free giveaways and some books and other things available outside while you wait to get inside for our deals!

For those of you playing it safe and staying home or who are in touch with us i other places, shop on March 1st on our website using coupon code Fantastic4Anniversary to get the same discounts.

Shop Here

And remember, if you are in Brooklyn we can bicycle deliver to you, your order in the same week!

The Access Guide to the Black Comic Book Community

I would be remiss not to mention my project for the last half a year.

I can talk about this in more depth with the next newsletter, but needless to say, if you know Anyone Comics, you know we want more people reading comics and making comics.

It’s, to me, the medium that should have the most reach. The barriers of entry in communicating your ideas through comics is far lower than to make a movie or television show, and the ability for someone to comprehend your ideas through a comic are far higher than with prose.

So the fact that the comic industry isn’t serving a larger portion of the audience, can be partially due to mainstream perception, but I, believe, largely self perpetuating.

I have customers who want to see Black voices in comics. This was as true when we first opened in 2017, when we first opened up, as it is today. What was also true then, is that there are Black artists who are looking for recognition and exposure for their works. The solution is so obvious, it should already exist, in my opinion.

But it didn’t.

Because of your support in 2020, I was able to reallocate a portion of our earnings to printing a guide book that can help with this. I asked customers and comics veterans since Milestone Media, Joseph Illidge and George Carmona III, about doing this and I would cover the printing of what would be dubbed “The Access Guide.” I was honored and humbled to be included, and honestly really thrilled about everything I learned. It further ignited my interest in comics. Here’s a link to order it! (Feel free to wait until March 1st, we got lots of copies!)

Order Here

Dimitrios

Dimitrios is the store handler for Anyone Comics. He is the author of Millennials: You Are Special, Greasers in Greece, and Frankenstein vs Dracula: Throughout The Ages. He is the architect of his own destruction.
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