A retrospective and a preview of things to come

I’m a few days late on this, but I hope you’ll forgive me. I’ve been on antibiotics and inhalers and cold medications for the past week combating a sinus-infection-turned-bronchitis. I wasn’t left with much brainpower to devote to reflecting on 2014. Or to pondering what’s to come in 2015.

Now that my health is back in order, I have a blog post to write. I’ll keep it brief.

2014 was good to me. I made a movie with Patrick and Jordan and the fine folks at Sequart. I started to call Los Angeles “home” and really settle into this crazy and beautiful city. I got healthier and stronger (excepting the aforementioned sinus-infection-turned-bronchitis) and felt myself become fulfilled both professionally and personally.

An unexpected opportunity arose in 2015 for me to do something a little different. I had the chance to (re)join the development team at Valhalla Entertainment, where I’d interned in 2012, and start in television and film development at the assistant level. In addition to the usual duties, I would also have the opportunity to get involved in active projects and help shepherd them to a screen near you. It’s a chance that I couldn’t pass up, so as of January 5th, I’ll be working at Valhalla at the front desk.

I had a blast working with Respect on She Makes Comics, and I wouldn’t trade that experience for anything. I’m enormously grateful to Patrick and Jordan for taking a chance on me when I was fresh out of college and letting me direct and produce my very first film with their support and guidance. I’ve learned a lot from this experience that I’m sure will aid me as I branch off in this new direction. While I will have a new full-time position occupying my time, I’ll still be working to tie up all loose ends with regard to She Makes Comics, and I am still producing Tenspotting. My focus has shifted, and I’m embarking on a new adventure in the development world.

I have a good feeling about 2015.

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She Makes Comics Kickstarter Launch

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We’ve officially launched the Kickstarter for She Makes Comics, a new documentary on the history of women in comics – as creators, fans, and everything in between. The goal of this film is to shed light on the contributions women have been making to comics for decades, since the 1950s even. We also hope to inspire women and men alike to give comics a try, or even create a comic themselves.

I’m thrilled to be directing and producing alongside my friends at Respect Films and Sequart. We’ve been hard at work for the past few months, and we will continue to work hard to make this film the best it can be. These stories deserve to be heard. Please help us celebrate this vital part of comics history!