I'm declaring 2015 as the year of the indie.
Not just because of me and, you know, my indie comic stuff (on that note you should totally check out the revamped monkeypipestudios website), but because indie comics is what got me really excited about comics, and continues to excite me about comics.
So here's what I am proposing I will do.
Once a month I will pick up an indie book (graphic novel, long comics, what ever you want to call them), read them, and do a short write up about them (so feel free to recommend me books you've liked or even books you've created - books though, not single issues).
In amongst this I will try to find at least one ComiXology Submit title a week to read.
I will also try to pick up an indie title (single issue or short form or mini) while I am picking up my indie book at a local comic book store.
I'll try to (I make no promises here, because I am notoriously short of time) write up once a week about a Submit book, once a month about a long form and a short form indie book.
At the end of the year I'll have a contest (or draw) where someone will be able to win all 12 of the indie titles I've written up about or read over the year (which will make my wife happy, and save me space at home!)
How does that sound?
First book I picked up today (and will do my write up in January, probably toward the end) is Rob Davis' The Motherless Oven.
Look out for my write up or notes in the next month or so.
Merry New Year! The Year of the Indie!