So, a conversation that started on Twitter spawned an idea.
For as long as I’ve followed comics fans and professionals on social media, there has been a long-standing debate/discussion about how to get a new generation of fans into comics. The problem has been many kids and/or their parents might not know where to go, or even begin.
The easy answer is to say “well, just head over to a comic shop, or download a title through Comixology.” However, there’s a good chance the parent, grandparent, or other adult doesn’t have easy access to a comic shop. Or, maybe they don’t know where to find digital comics (or that digital comics even exist). It’s possible that, while they really want to foster their child’s love of comics, they might not know where to begin.
Stacey and I want to help those people. So, we started comicstuffforkids.com.
Our goal is to build a repository of information for adults (and some kids) to get information on all things comics:
A place to find additional books/movies/information on their child’s favorite super hero or TV show.
A place where they can discover new titles, from creators or companies they were unaware of.
A place where they can find out about digital and web comics, how they work, and where you can find them.
Stuff like that.
We’re starting this project out small (hence, why it’s currently a Facebook page — we’ll eventually switch to a separate web site). In time, we hope to grow this into something that people can use to better understand that comic book, TV show, or movie that their child is obsessive about.
That’s where you guys come into play. If this is the kind of thing you support, please let others know about our page. Let us know about the projects you’re working on that you think will fit what we’re planning here.
We’ll eventually be looking for additional contributors. So, if you have the time and/or desire, please let Stacey or I know.
Comics should be fun. We want to help make that happen.