Still looking for a fun, possibly pun-related title for this blog.
For this, the inaugural post, I wanted to lay out what you can expect to see from this blog. I don't intend this to be a "marketing blog," though I can assure you that when I put something new out into the world, you'll hear about it here. Instead I want to give some insights to my creative process, talk about issues that are important to me and to the fields I work in, and sometimes just let you know what's going on in my life.
There are some things you can expect to see on a regular basis. As you may or may not know, I publish a weekly webcomic called 5 x 3. You'll always be able to find new posts there, as they happen. I will also talk about them here, and maybe give some little tidbits about their creation. 5 x 3 is always published on Mondays at 3pm EST.
Wednesdays are new comic book days. Naturally in addition to writing comics, I read an awful lot of them. I will be taking some time each Wednesday to review one of the comics from my stack. I read mostly Marvel comics, but in this segment I plan to feature mostly independent publishers and possibly Marvel titles with a smaller audience.
Every time I premier a new piece, you'll hear about it here (and probably twitter, facebook, instagram, and any other way you choose to follow me). After the premier and after the recording gets posted on the "Music" page, I'll share some of the experience of working on the piece and with the performers.
Music and Comics are both fields that face a lot of issues. Now and again I'll take some time to write about some of these issues, or respond to an article written by someone else. I firmly believe that talking about an art form is as important as contributing directly to it.
That's all for now. Looking forward to hearing from you in the future!
E. Ross Ura is a writer, letterer, artist, composer, and blogger active in the Metro Detroit Area.