I’d like to make another 5 or 6 minute video showing real comic book fans enjoying comics in a way that isn’t gross or sexist or degrading (you know, how most of us enjoy comics). I’d also like to highlight the diversity of comic book fans because this community has fans of all shapes and sizes, ages, ethnicities, races, genders, sexual-orientations, etc.
That being said, I don’t know where to begin. If anyone wants to link me to youtube videos, or better yet if you’d like to take a video of yourself and introduce your LCS to show that comic book stores are full of a variety of people. Or if you have any good moments from comic book conventions or moments with friends or family that are comic book related, or you a clip showing off your comic/comic memorabilia collection. Just something short and sweet (or something I can edit down to something short and sweet, even just a “hi my name is ____ and i like comics!”) that shows that ANYONE can be a comic book fan and that the comic book community is actually a really great place.
You can submit things to my blog or send me an ask.
I’d like to start working on the video asap, but I’m going to wait until next Thursday to start (for convenience) so if you’re planning on making a video at your LCS you can do it on Wednesday.
And if you submit a personal video let me know who you want me to give credit to for being in/making the video (it can be more than one person and you can tell me to use tumblr names or real names) so I can put it in the credit reel at the end (and if it’s okay I’d like to put the link to your tumblr(s) on the post, too).
So many of you might not have heard, but my video was taken down from youtube for copywright reasons.
I’ll see if I can upload it anywhere else, but I’ve decided this isn’t even about Comic Book Men anymore (well it is in a loosely related sense but there’s a bigger problem).
What I’m asking is that, if possible, you send me a clip of yourself saying why you like comics, who your favorite character is, a shot of your LCS (local comic store), etc.
This is now about showing the world that the comic book community isn’t just made up of “overweight, meek, mousy, guys.” This is about taking our community back from stereotypes (meek, overweight, mousy guys you’re included, too, but you’re not the only type of comic fan out there and you know it).
Please send me or link me your videos. The world needs to know that the key demographic of comic fans is a GREAT BIG DIVERSE BUNCH OF AWESOME PEOPLE.
You can also email me your file at email@example.com.
If you can’t participate I’d appreciate at least a signal boost to get the word out.
Just a reminder. I only have 5 videos so far and I really want to be able to represent the comic book fandom as a diverse group of people and I encourage you all to please help. literally a 5 second video of just you saying “hi my name is _____ and i like comics” would be so appreciated. in light of the response i’m extending the deadline by another week so march 8 is the deadline.
It would be super cool if you could help my bro Barda out with her project!
and I also want to see all of your beautiful faces declaring you like comics (well, if you like comics, that is!)