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Building a Magazine:

A 7 Year Backstory in 4 minutes.

​Posted April 7th, 2013  by Blueprint Saints Magazine

Getting this baby started wasn't easy. It was actually "7 Years Not Easy". 


What started as a project with a handful of comic creators turned into a revolution in the way things are done in a new comic environment, and the realization that what was happening was the beginning of The Open Age of Comics.

 

After watching this recap video, why not watch our 2011 keynote? Click here for that....

Origin Story Redux: 2014
The Reality in 7 minutes.

​Posted July 20th, 2012 by Blueprint Saints Magazine

In 2012, footage from 7 years of internal communications of the production of Blueprint Saints Magazine was reedited across the original control track of the 2005 vision statement of Blueprint Saints Magazine. What is revealing of this "REDUX CUT" is that line-item, each step of the 2005 vision process has taken place.

Not knowing in 2005 that it was truly possible to get 124 comic creators recruited from one city in the United States, a vision was cast for what it would take to get the project going. This recut in 2012 from 2005-2012 footage is a direct reveal of a very alive, real and vibrant project. 

 

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Blueprint Saints Magazine

Lexingtoons

The Comic Arts Partnership

Open ComicWare

​What is Blueprint Saints, and how does it function?

Who is involved in making the magazine?

Why is it taking so long to see the light of day?

What is Lexingtoons and why should I go?

What are the kinds of events and services at Lexingtoons?

Is the Comic Team closed to involvement?

What is the Comic Arts Partnership?

Who is in charge of the organization?

What is currently happening with The Comic AP?

What is Open ComicWare?

Who is developing Open ComicWare and why?

When can I get a copy of Open ComicWare? What are the details of this?

VENUE 1: GNA

GNA: GRAPHIC NOVEL ARTISTS

This Venue is dedicated graphic novelists and sequential Art narratives.

TEAM LEAD: CURTIS WARE

VENUE 2: GUEST ARTISTS

GUEST ARTISTS

A Worldwide reach, Guest Artists is the venue that allows for a venue stretching beyond the local talent.

VENUE 3: DEEP GROUNDS

Deep Grounds

An experiment comes out of the narrative of the Underground Comic movement of the 1970's.

TEAM LEAD: BRIAN LEE

TEAM LEAD: ANTHONY JONES

VENUE 4: EVERGREEN

Evergreen: The Writers Team

Never underestimate a writer. We made out magazine a publication that could engage people on the visual fronts, we wanted the written word just as much. It is the marriage of comic creators with great writers that tells the compelling stories that readers want and deserve.

VENUE 5: FINE ART

Fine Art

Blueprint Saints Magazine isn't just a comic magazine, it's a storytelling magazine, and a visual Arts experiment. With a two-page spread in out publication each month, we allow the comic world to mix with what is considered the traditional Fine Arts world. 

VENUE 6: STREAM

Stream

Mainstream comics with a local flair. You're used to Garfield's and Dilberts, but did you know there is talent in your city with comics like those you've never seen?

TEAM LEAD: MARTHA POWER

TEAM LEAD: BENJAMIN ROSSI

VENUE 8: FAKE ADS

Fake Ads

We built the first Open Age Magazine, and it's founded as a free publication for the public. To get this in print, we could have either gone for-profit and taken ads, or run an ad-free publication. We thought it best to stay free, but to also thumb out noses at the entire idea of ads with fake ones.

TEAM LEAD: BRIAN LEE

VENUE 9: STIX

Stix

The world's first ever dedicated stick figure venue. We wanted to find writers that could only draw stick figures, or primitive comic Art. It's about what's being said, not what it looks like, silly.

VENUE 7: FACE LIFE

Face Life

Open to the two-page spread of "Face Life", and perhaps you'll identify with one of the faces you see. It is, after all, about facing life.

TEAM LEAD: MATTHEW CARROLL

TEAM LEAD: LAUREN ALLEN

VENUE 10: YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS

Your Friends and Neighbors

You'd be surprised how strange they are...

VENUE 11: OUR SPACE

Our Space

Augmented reality is just getting going. Because Blueprint Saints Magazine is a print publication, we knew we wanted to play with QR Codes and 3D images that overlay from our print publication. What's exciting is that with the emergence of Google's 3D Glasses and mobile Internet, print just got a new life when it comes to interacting with new technologies. Imagine print everywhere and that digital devices react to it. That's the future to us.

Open ComicWare

Revolutionary Software. Revolutionary ideas. All free & Open Source. Nice!


Open ComicWare is a set of tools that will be given to comic creators that will allow them to make products with some amazing things we've collected that allow for fast-tracking their work. While this isn't a venue, and probably shouldn't be listed here, it's just too cool not to. Check it out at:


 

VENUE 12: OPEN COMICWARE

TEAM LEAD: DON CLARKE

TEAM LEAD: ANTHONY JONES

TEAM LEAD: BENJAMIN KUCHERA

TEAM LEAD: ANNIE ERSKINE

 

*Sold at cost

Currently for Blueprint Saints Magazine members only.

If you would like to be considered for inclusion to the project, email: contact@blueprintsaints.com

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ABOVE: The Blueprint Saints Magazine venue hub is the primary way to find specific

artists involved with the project. Click any of the icons to go to each artist's direct websites. There you can purchase their products directly with no royalties to us at all. Pretty cool.