First Principles: support the artists, not the IP.
This week was one of my new favourite Calgary events – The Panel One Comic Creator Festival.
Begun in 2016, this is a comics-only festival begun to highlight the work of local creators in a venue free of celebrity photo ops and t-shirt walls.
As I minimize and focus on the Things that bring me joy and value, I have thought a lot about the comics I buy at conventions and the festival.
A few of the creators sell their work online and I often support that way. Many others, of course, will print copies of their work in the hundreds and hand sell them at shows. The physical Thing is the only way the work will ever be available.
Which leads me to this First Principle:
Above my desire to reduce Things is my commitment to supporting local comic makers.