It’s been quiet here at Sequential State. Let me tell you why.
Today, on January 1st, 2020, SOLRAD launched. SOLRAD is the culmination of over 9 months of work, and I hope it is positioned as a potential future vision for comics criticism and journalism in a world where critical discourse becomes harder to find. I’ve specifically built the entire website, and I hope you love the way it works.
SOLRAD takes a lot of the things I’ve learned over the past 15+ years and combines them. It is a culmination of what I’ve learned about the web from being a freelance writer, to being a publisher for a small gaming magazine, to designing and building Sequential State through multiple iterations on Tumblr, and then WordPress.
In addition to being a critic for SOLRAD, I’m also the website’s publisher. That means I’m in charge of making sure the site works on a daily basis and new content gets posted when its supposed to. That’s a lot of work. Unfortunately that means that I won’t have as much time as I have had in the past to work specifically for Sequential State. I’ll still be publishing work on SOLRAD and other places as I see fit, and still plan to be an active critic. But the vast amount of work that I have been doing for Sequential State will slow down.
There will be occasional posts on the site, and my work will be archived here for posterity. But I hope you will follow me to my new home at SOLRAD. I think you’ll love what I’ve made with the help of others, and hope that you will find it a better, fuller vision of what comics criticism can look like in 2020 and beyond.
Thank you for your kindness and support over the last 5+ years. I’ll see you soon.