The Sunday Syndicate is a collective of comics creators and scholars that is intended to put control back in the hands of artists and writers. In a world where even self-published comics are becoming prohibitively expensive to print, the Sunday Syndicate aims to offer a means of digital distribution that maintains the ethos of DIY and self-publishing. High quality work is out there, under creators’ beds and in boxes that only come out for conventions, and we want to make a place where this work can be displayed and read by more than just balls of dust (they’re very partial to sequential art). Comics shouldn’t have to be expensive for their creators or those who read them, and, luckily, digital access makes this goal more reachable than ever. Comics don’t have to be a scary, intimidating thing, nor do they have to be relegated to the fringes of the art world.
Additionally, we intend to provide a space to further public understanding of comics as works of art and literature. High art comics are not generally discussed in the same space as more “traditional” comics–even ones that are of equally exceptional quality. Through giving a voice to people who create, write, and just generally have something to say about comics, we hope to create a place where people can go and contribute to the growing dialogue about the medium of comics.