10 Years of Romance Comic Book Blogging!

Many of you comic book fans are probably aware that this year marks the 50th anniversary of Comic-Con International in San Diego. While I’m not there this year (bummer!) I was thinking about the fact that Sequential Crush here is also celebrating a significant anniversary! Believe it or not, 2019 marks ten years of this little old blog!

Panel from “Come Back to Yesterday!”  Girls’ Romances  #107 (March 1965), Pencils: Werner Roth, Inks: Frank McLaughlin (   source   )

Panel from “Come Back to Yesterday!” Girls’ Romances #107 (March 1965), Pencils: Werner Roth, Inks: Frank McLaughlin (source)

Over the past ten years, so much has happened both in life and with the blog. You were here when the blog was merely a Blogspot site; we made it through the demise of the Google RSS feed (sob!), and then, the sudden passing of my mom. You were here for a crazy whirlwind move to Europe and then back again. You were here during a day job career change, a Kickstarter that almost made it, a complete overhaul of the website design, and the publishing of my first book How to Go Steady. You were here when I fell in love and got married to the most amazing man. These things don’t even begin to touch on all the things we uncovered together in the romance comics; artists, writers, easter eggs, patterns in the genre, and fantastic stories.

I have to admit, there have been times when all this has felt like a slog with no end or payoff. So much so that I had to take a break. Over the past few months, I’ve thought long and hard to figure out if blogging is still a valid means of expression in 2019 and beyond. After a lot of soul searching, I’ve realized that it unequivocally is and that I have SO much more to share with you! There are artists and other creatives yet to talk about, there are stories and themes that I haven’t covered yet, and of course, we need to talk more about why the genre died out. Thank you for sticking with me all these years, and I hope you'll join me to see what the next ten years bring!