I just thought I should throw out a quick post to say welcome to the new site.

If you’re someone who’s familiar with me and OpenDoor Comics, you’ll see that I did, in fact, finally settle on a name for this new site.

What do you think?

If you’re not familiar, here’s a link to give you some idea of what this site – and OpenDoor Comics in general – is all about.

If you don’t want to click the link, here are the basics of what this site is:

  • It’s a place where I – and somewhere along the line, maybe, possibly, other people – write about comics, both new and old, that I’ve read in an informal, conversational tone
    • Along with pertinent information about the comic, I’ll likely share personal anecdotes that may or may not relate to the comic being discussed, but which will generally have some connection to comics and my history as a lover of comics
  • It’s replacing a feature that used to appear in the blog of the main site that was called Spotlight Sunday
    • Posts here won’t be limited to Sundays, but also won’t have any kind of regular schedule, so just keep checking
  • It’s a place to just generally share the love of comics, because comics are for everyone, and to try to build a community of like-minded people to help OpenDoor Comics achieve its vision

Here’s what this site is not:

  • A comics journalism site
    • This certainly isn’t a knock against comics journalism, it’s just that isn’t what this site is for, or what it strives to be
  • A formal review site
    • The posts here are meant to be like conversations, and while they may stray into review territory at times, there won’t be any sort of ratings system for the comics that are talked about, and some of the analysis may seem a bit shallow at times
  • A place for negativity
    • It isn’t that never will be heard a discouraging – or at least critical – word, but in the main, the focus is on the positive, and the comics chosen for discussion will reflect that, as they’ll be comics I enjoyed
  • A substitute for reading the comics yourself
    • Some of the posts will contain spoilers – think of the posts as being like a friend excitedly telling you about a comic they’ve read – but there will always be plenty to be gained from actually reading the comic yourself

Anyway, I just wanted to make this quick introductory welcome post. As things progress, I’m sure there will be a lot of changes to the site and its look and feel, and there will be a lot of kinks to work out, but I hope that having this dedicated space for these posts will give the idea room to grow and allow the main site to develop a renewed focus.

The first actual post – an “Unbagging” – will appear soon, so keep an eye out for that.

Oh, and if you’re so inclined, if you look to your right, you can see some of the places where you can follow OpenDoor Comics and provide financial support, which will in turn help keep you advised of things that are happening and keep the lights on here at Comics Unbagged.

Born and raised in the sparsely populated Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Jon Maki developed an enduring love for comics at an early age.

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