` We Are Comics
My name is Alison Sampson. I read comics when I was little, spending hours picking through old copies of 2000AD that my mum bought for us at jumble sales. One day I stopped reading comics and I did not see them for another twenty years. I didn’t feel comics were for me and I didn’t know where to get them. Then, one day, I read in a a film magazine that there was this film called Watchmen coming out and this was an adaptation of a book, and the book was pretty good. So I bought Watchmen and read that. Then I tried to find out more. After a little while, I had to ask myself why I was looking at all these comics, when really I wanted to be making that art myself. The first figure drawing I’d made since my teens was done in a brand new sketchbook,  in a snowbound hotel in Japan, where I was for my fortieth birthday. Two weeks ago Image published my first comic beyond four pages, called Genesis.
I’m writing this because I have heard about people saying they are too old to make comics. Nobody is ever too old to make comics, and nobody is ever too old to pick up a pencil for the first time. I am comics. And so are you.
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My name is Alison Sampson. I read comics when I was little, spending hours picking through old copies of 2000AD that my mum bought for us at jumble sales. One day I stopped reading comics and I did not see them for another twenty years. I didn’t feel comics were for me and I didn’t know where to get them. Then, one day, I read in a a film magazine that there was this film called Watchmen coming out and this was an adaptation of a book, and the book was pretty good. So I bought Watchmen and read that. Then I tried to find out more. After a little while, I had to ask myself why I was looking at all these comics, when really I wanted to be making that art myself. The first figure drawing I’d made since my teens was done in a brand new sketchbook,  in a snowbound hotel in Japan, where I was for my fortieth birthday. Two weeks ago Image published my first comic beyond four pages, called Genesis.

I’m writing this because I have heard about people saying they are too old to make comics. Nobody is ever too old to make comics, and nobody is ever too old to pick up a pencil for the first time. I am comics. And so are you.


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April 29, 2014 - 95 notes
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  1. therealrossford reblogged this from imagecomics
  2. dogunderwater reblogged this from imagecomics and added:
    uh. so maybe I’ll dust off my sketchbook this week.
  3. costumewrangler reblogged this from wearecomics and added:
    Heck yeah! #IAmComics Way to go Alison, and thanks for sharing your awesome story.
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    Relevant and inspiring to me! This campaign “I Am Comics” is EXCELLENT.
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