Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Join the New Sequential Crush Mailing List!

Hey everyone! Sequential Crush now has an email newsletter! It is super simple to sign up, just click here. You can also join directly on the Sequential Crush Facebook page (you’ll see a little envelope with a rainbow) or through the widget on the sidebar just to the right here on the blog. If you join, you’ll get updates from me every once in a while about what’s going on here at Sequential Crush, news relevant to romance comics, as well as updates on the things I’m working on to preserve the genre's memory. I sincerely appreciate your support -- I truly have the greatest readers around!

On that note, I got to thinking the other day... Who are these amazing readers? I know a few of you in real life, many of you from your own blogs, Facebook, etc. But as for quite a few of you, I don’t know anything about you besides your profile name. So let’s remedy that! If you’d like, please leave a comment below and tell us all a little about yourself! Where are you located? How did you get interested in romance comics? Any other comic book/popular culture interests? Things like that!

*Note about signing up to the email newsletter. If you have a Yahoo email address, you may have difficulties signing up because of the changes Yahoo has made to deter spam. If you are having problems getting signed up, please don’t hesitate to contact me and I can add you manually!

10 comments:

  1. Hi Jacque, I'm an artist living in Upstate New York where I teach at a University Art Department. Courses include sequential art, where I show a good amount of work pulled from your blog. Keep up the great work!

    -Nathan Meltz

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    1. Hi Nathan! Thank you for saying hello and I'm so glad you are getting use out of the romance comics for your students! :) Thank you for reading!!!

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    2. Hi, Jacque! I have no professional connection to the comics world--just a fan. I work as a therapist at a non-profit mental health agency in Washington, DC. I have loved comics since childhood, but when I started collecting in the mid-1970s, romance comics as a genre were nearly through, and I don't recall noticing them at the newsdealers. In the past eight years I have started collecting vintage comics (DCs and Archies) from the 1950s through 1970s. Thanks to your always entertaining and insightful blog, I've discovered the joys of romance comics, and I've made a small collection of issues (all DCs) from the mid-1950s through 1960, and then from 1971 through 1975. (Other comics I collect include superhero titles, sci fi, westerns, teen humor--just about every genre except war and horror).

      It has been so much fun being part of the community of Sequential Crush "commenters." Thanks, Jacque, for your fantastic work!

      --Dave Kucharski

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    3. Thank you so much, Dave! So glad to have you here! It seems that many male readers here didn't read the romance comics when they were on the newsstands (for various reasons), but rediscovered them later and realized how fantastic they are! I think that is so cool! Thanks for sharing your story!

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  2. http://undercoverarchie.blogspot.com/2014/06/darling-romance-1-7-on-newsstands-in.html

    Hi. Found another interesting romance comics link, an article about Archie's dabbling in it.

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    1. Thanks! Shared on the FB page and Twitter!

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  3. Hi,
    So part of my job is adding comic books to our huge collection at http://www.lib.msu.edu/spc/collections/comic/ - a pretty fun job! Romance is a genre I'm not really familiar with so I've learned a lot from your blog. -eddie

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    1. Awesome! So glad it has been of use to you and the library. Fun job indeed!!! Thanks, Eddie!

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  4. Not many of us confessing up to who we are ... But, sure, I am a retired Mental Health Counselor who's been reading comics for a long time. Joined comics fandom in 1969, and started working on fanzines and comics history around that time. I became interested in romance comics because the same folks who wrote and drew other comics did them - and as a paid observer of humanity, I liked reading comics about humanity. Steven R

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    1. Lol. I should have titled this post, "True Confessions!" Thanks, Steven for sharing. Such a good point about the romance comics being about humanity. That is definitely one of the main reasons I dig them so much too!

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