Happy 6th Anniversary, SPA!
- Hello out there in comicdom! It's been a long while since I
went out and about to other groups and forums to let people know
what's going on in the SPA. It's been a rough year for us, but we're
pulling through. I had an operation on my foot which had it up in
the air for months, and we've been doing a ton of website redesign
work in this downtime period as well. But the SPA is back on the
Upswing, with so much new stuff, I'm not even going to try to list
it all. Doesn't matter, not why I'm here.
It's now the SPA's 6th anniversary and we'd like to renew
the call out we made 6 years ago. If you are a writer, artist,
publisher, musician, filmmaker or animator, or a fan of the indy
scene, then we're looking for help in building MORE new tools for
use in making the indy scene everything it can be. In our 6 years of
going at it, we have built a printing service, an online
distribution system (complete with print catalog for retailers), an
annual contest (Small Press Idol), and more. But there are numerous
things that the SPA would like to be working on that we simply need
more hands actively pursuing with us. Things like our How To
section, sorely in need of articles, Things like our Hall Of Fame
idea, which, well, we don't even know WHAT we need to get THAT where
we'd like to see it, but hey, we think big. Things like our Teaching
Materials program, sorely in need of people in charge of it to bring
a concerted effort.
There are, out there, a thousand different efforts being
made to make a better comicdom in this internet age. Why is the SPA
different? Simple dedication. No amount of nay saying or negativity
can convince an SPA member that we can't change the world, if we
work collectively, and WITH other websites, to make things better.
So we hope that this post will at least spark some talk wherever you
may have found it posted. I will be doing my best to follow up on it.
If you're interested in just a sample of what we're talking
about in the SPA right now, check this out: