Archaia Comics Teams Up With Comic Vine For A Giveaway
Independent comic books are often the result of years of hard work, blood. sweat and tears. They are also one of the most underrated areas in the comic book industry. Some of the best stories are independent comics that evolve gradually from the determination of the creator, and the faith of the independent publisher. The will and the strive to bring a creator developed story to the main stream audience is such a major part of what makes independent comics so special; beneath so many of the stories, there is a deep love for an idea and a creation. The staff at Comic Vine really values so many of the independent comic book titles that often do not receive the kind of exposure that so many main stream titles do. Following the review of " Days Missing #1" a few weeks back, Comic Vine was approached by Archaia Comics' Director of Development Stephen Christy with the idea to expose the Comic Vine community to Archaia's many titles. After discussing the various ways of exposing our audience to the many of Archaia's titles; Stephen was kind enough to offer 25 care-packages to users who were wiling to write up to two paragraphs on the value of independent publishers. Well, to be honest, he wanted to give them away; I wanted to be difficult and make you guys work for it! The purpose of this is not only to expose you to new and incredible content; but also to have a conversation unrelated to main stream comic books. I really wanted get a discussion started about why independent publishers are valuable, and why it is important to keep them alive and support them as best we can.
The winners of the contest will be chosen at random; so as long as you have at least four to five sentences (and no more than three paragraphs) then you meet the requirements of the contest. We understand that many of our users herald from the world over, and not everyone will be on the same playing field as far as writing skills are concerned. Fear not! You do not have to be an Eisner winner to participate in the contest. We want to hear what everyone has to say, and would like to see as many people involved as possible. As long as we can understand what you are saying, then you should be good! The contest will be closed a week from today on Wednesday, August 26th, 2009. All entries can be submitted in this thread, and you can feel free to also post it as a blog on your personal Comic Vine user page. Please keep additional commentary in this thread to a minimum.
I am really excited over the prospect of co-sponsoring this incredible give-away with Archaia comics. I hope that we get a lot of people involved in the conversation, and I am really looking forward to seeing what our community comes up with! So if you made it this far into the article post, then sit back, relax and enjoy the video!
Once again, thank you to everyone at Archaia comics and I wish all of our users the best of luck!