Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Welcome to the SIZE MATTERS blog.

If you're migrating here from the SIZE MATTERS column at Comic Book Galaxy, you may be wondering why there's a SIZE MATTERS blog. Well, to be honest with you, I wasn't completely happy with the format of a weekly column on mini-comics, even though Alan and the gang are wonderful hosts. Over the span of a handful of columns, I found that I couldn't give enough attention to the mini-comics that I wanted to cover. It was also difficult to include all of the image samples that I wanted to show you, the curious mini-comic reader. Anyway, just across the street at Comic Book Galaxy, Alan and new editor Chris Hunter will continue to link to my posts here. I'd like to thank Alan for his understanding and support during this SIZE MATTERS format change.

A blog will give me the flexibility to load new reviews and features when I want and include as many images as I want. I'm a firm believer that you need more than a cover image to get someone's attention when it comes to mini-comics. I'm hoping that a review, a link, a cover image, and an interior shot or two will be enough to convince people to give these tiny masterpieces a shot. Here at the SIZE MATTERS blog I'll have the flexibility and space to do whatever it takes to turn your attention to the latest and greatest in the world of mini-comics.

If you're familiar with the column at Comic Book Galaxy, then you know the drill. I'll be covering mini-comics, but I'll be covering them at my own pace and put up new content on a more frequent basis. I won't stuff a handful of mini-comic reviews into a weekly post, but rather I'll load a review or two each day or every other day as the mini-comics roll in. We'll discover the best in mini-comics and sometimes the worst. We'll have reviews, features, interviews, and anything else fit to discuss.

If you're new to this blog or new to mini-comics, I want to give you something unexpected when you click on the link that brings you here. I want to share the sense of wonder that I and many others find in this tiny corner of the comics medium. I hope you'll come back, because I'll be here regardless.


DerikB said...

Congrats on the new blog. I was enjoying the column and look forward to making the blog part of my regular reading.

Shane Bailey said...

I'm psyched that you have a new blog. Can't wait to see all the interesting stuff you post. Have you seen Free Z? It's a minicomic you can download and assemble it yourself that I first heard about at the Bug Powder Weblog.

Shawn Hoke said...

Thanks Derik, hopefully the blog will represent a "new and improved" version.

Shane, I'm excited to have the blog really. I've been toying with the idea for some time. Did you get the mini-comics that I sent out last week?

I hadn't seen the "Free Z" mini. I like the use of red in it, very cool.

Chris Hunter said...

Welcome, Shawn. I've always loved you. I really love you. Really.

Shawn Hoke said...

You're making me blush, Chris. Not really. I'm proud of our love. ;)

Shane Bailey said...

Yep, I hope to write something about them in August. I really liked them and I let a friend of mine that's new to comics read them and she liked them too.

John Oak Dalton said...


Good luck with this great blog!


Shawn Hoke said...

Thanks John, I just got a big old pack of Volunteers comics in the mail, so expect to see your baby on here soon.