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Often in January, we like to do a post reflecting on the year past for Endurance Comics and looking towards the months ahead in the New Year. 2020 was a very unique year to put it mildly, so this post we're going to go over some of the lessons specific to Endurance Comics and what that means for 2021.
Never give up.
This might seem like one of those motivational posters, but 2020 solidified how important it is to never give up on your goals. More specifically, The Shadow Agency #1 Kickstarter was coming up against all odds. Global pandemic. Massive unemployment. Comic-cons moving virtual. Even in good circumstances, the odds of funding your first Kickstarter is not high.
It would have been understandable to say "it's just not meant to be", but we waited until we thought the time was right and then you showed up for the campaign. A massive thanks to everyone who supported the Kickstarter and spread the word! Majority of the funds were raised within the last 24 hours of the campaign, which shows that even though day in and day out might look impossible, there is still hope. So don't you give up.
Stand up for what you think is right
2020 taught us that it's easy to speak to something, but it's even more important to show up. In the wake of the Summer for Black Lives, it was no longer acceptable to just expect someone else to stand for what you believe in. Our statement on the terrible killings of Black people were not just to say "oh hey, this thing that everyone is for, we're for it too". It was to bring awareness to an issue that the world has gone too long without addressing properly.
In 2021, we hope you'll join us in speaking, showing up, donating, and volunteering for causes that you believe in. As a Black owned business, we still believe Black Lives Matter and we hope united together we can all make positive change.
adapt and Create
2020 required everyone to become more flexible in what they considered to be their normal day. COVID-19 still does remain a deadly virus that is easily spread. We've all needed to be adaptive to what we are able to do. Wear a mask. Social distance. Video conference. Wash your hands.
Being adaptive though is the mother of ingenuity. The COVID-19 lockdowns resulted for us in creating new story ideas, including Only Yellow Door, and advancing forward on those concepts. We can't yet say what the future has in store, but we can say that in the coming year, more content will be crafted towards this.
Additionally, we were able to engage with folks at Comic-Cons and conferences around the world as we all did virtual events this year. Although it wasn't the norm, many more people who wouldn't have access to attend events as such were able to participate and really gain knowledge.
Off to something new
We're ready to see what 2021 has to offer. There's been a lot of pain and suffering in 2020. A lot of loss and fear. Also a lot of reflection, moments of joy, and togetherness from a far. This New Year though, fingers crossed, will offer us a small piece of hope that together we can make the best of.
4/15/2021 06:39:18 pm
I love this sentiment for the new year. Can’t wait to see what’s happening with your comics next!
4/15/2021 06:45:01 pm
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