I’m trying to get better about blogging again (we’ll see how long I can keep it up…) so I wanted to talk a bit about an event I ran last night.

You may or may not know that I’ve been running a site called Creator Resource along with some other amazing people. We decided to host an event last night at Page & Panel where we invited comic book pros at any level to come out and meet their peers. The idea is to create a positive and supportive community where we lift each other up and help each other out. Building up this community and making it bigger than it already is is something extremely important to me and vital for creators…which all sounds like some sort of sales pitch. It all sounds¬†very hokey when I say it out loud. BUT IT’S TRUE. I want the best for this community and want to help make it better.

I was really worried that people wouldn’t come out to the event last night but it went extremely well and we really did have comic book creators at literally¬†every level come out. I was an emotional mess in the wake of the evening, having gotten the chance to talk to a number of amazing people who want to do great things in comics. It felt like such a big step in the right direction for what I want to see in this industry and community.

I chatted with people I knew, people I had never met in IRL (and knew from social media), and people I just straight up didn’t know. I always expect it to be friends that I’ve guilted into coming out but it’s a wonderous surprise when it’s not.

I’m simultaneously exhausted from playing host all evening but also trying to plan out another event and figure out what we could do to make it even better in the coming months.

Making a better comics community is so important to me and to see people respond to what we’re trying to do through Creator Resource…well, it makes me so incredibly happy and grateful for the chance to do all of this.