WHY IS THIS COMIC IMPORTANT TO YOU?

 

 

COLLECTORS: 

FLIP THROUGH YOUR LONGBOX

You probably have memories associated with nearly every comic book you own--especially the earliest ones.  You remember why you bought them.  When.  And maybe even the person that you used to be.  It's these memories that The Longbox Project seeks to publish on our collector blog page.  Participating is easy: just pick a comic that invokes a memory, find time to write, and join us.  Go here to see a good example. Your collection is your story and we want your story now.

CREATORS:

TELL YOUR STORY. PROMOTE YOUR WORK.

First off, thanks: without creators like you, we wouldn’t have comic books. Literally. As a way to honor your contributions and promote your work The Long Box Project seeks to publish the personal stories and show off the personal collections of as many creators as we can. For more details, go here. Check out our Interview page to see an example of our unique interviewing approach. And contact us to share your story.

 

 

OUR MISSION

THE LONGBOX PROJECT IS A MEMORY PROJECT for comic geeks.  True to our passion, we rely on comic books as our inspiration and point of departure. Our goal: to create the most comprehensive anthology of collector-focused memoirs anywhere on the web.

 

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OUR STORY

IN THE SUMMER OF 2012 Max Delgado rediscovered his original longbox tucked away in the attic of his house, accidentally segregated from the rest of his collection.   He decided to read each book again.  Expecting to simply rediscover some favorite story-lines from his youth, he encountered himself instead -- a younger version; more naive, less confident, but equally in love with comics.  Each comic held a specific memory, and offered a snippet of who he was.  By chance, his friend Kevin Leslie was having a similar experience with his own collection.  But Kevin went a step further: he snapped a photo of those comics that elicited the strongest memories, attached them to an email and typed out off a few auto-biographical sentences about each.  Max replied: "Just had the same experience.  Let's talk.  This could be a website."  The Longbox Project was officially launched on March 25, 2013 and is maintained and curated by Max Delgado, with the frequent spiritual and emotional support of Kevin Leslie and other contributing writers.  Part memory-project, part celebration-of-self, The Longbox Project seeks to affirm this geeky truth: our collection is our story.  We hope you read our stories, and add your own.

 

 

OUR PROMPT

OUR PROMPT IS SIMPLE: Why is this comic book important to you?  Our method: using our standard prompt as a starting point, we publish interviews showcasing the varied talents, and personal stories of comic book writers and artists from all over the world, while also accepting submissions from any collector wishing to tell us the story of who they are.

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