Sequart Organization is on Patreon

Patreon logoSequart Organization has launched a Patreon fundraising campaign.

Comics and popular culture get more respect today than ever before. Yet they still lack a culture of smart criticism, and few are taking them seriously as legitimate forms of art.

Sequart Organization has been fighting this battle for almost two decades. And we’re winning.

Through a website with daily content, over 20 books in print, and several documentary films, Sequart Organization wants everything it does to educate, stir thought, and be accessible to a general audience. Yes, we’re scholars, but we’re not snooty about it. We want you to be able to show us to your friends and say, “See? This is why comics and popular culture matter. They can be every bit as deep as Shakespeare or anything else.”

Running a website and a book line and a movie line takes a huge amount of time and money. Google ads don’t pay the bills, and 2000-word articles on comics (that take hours or even days to write) can’t compete for impressions with 200-word reports of movie gossip or celebrity wardrobe malfunctions.

We need to pay editors if we’re going to grow, and we want to pay more writers too. Your contribution will help keep us independent. It will help free us to focus on growing Sequart. It will allow us to expand our offerings online. And it will also help compensate our regular website writers.

Those of you who have followed Sequart know how much we’ve grown over the years. We want to keep growing. We have tons of cool ideas, but we’re limited by time and money. We all still have day jobs. Book and movie production involves irregular expenses, and it can be scary when the bills happen to clump together. Somehow, we’ve managed. What we’re trying to do with this Patreon campaign is just to make things a little easier. We also want to take care of our writers and editors a little better. Having a monthly income through Patreon could really help smooth things out, lower our stress, and let us focus on making the website better and producing more books and movies.

We’ve come up with some cool rewards for our patrons, including a Sequart book and movie club, where you can get a book or movie each month and then join an optional Google Hangout where we discuss it together.

Thank you in advance, whatever you can contribute!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

In 1996, while still an undergraduate, Dr. Julian Darius founded what would become Sequart Organization. After graduating magna cum laude from Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisconsin), he obtained his M.A. in English, authoring a thesis on John Milton and utopianism. In 2002, he moved to Waikiki, teaching college while obtaining an M.A. in French (high honors) and a Ph.D. in English. In 2011, he founded Martian Lit, which publishes creative work, including his comic book Martian Comics. He currently lives in Illinois.

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Also by Julian Darius:

This Lightning, This Madness: Understanding Alan Moore\'s Miracleman, Book One

author

producer

A Long Time Ago: Exploring the Star Wars Cinematic Universe

contributor

Classics on Infinite Earths: The Justice League and DC Crossover Canon

author

executive producer

New Life and New Civilizations: Exploring Star Trek Comics

contributor

producer

executive producer

When Manga Came to America: Super-Hero Revisionism in Mai, the Psychic Girl

author

a short documentary on Chris Claremont's historic run and its influence

executive producer

Warren Ellis: The Captured Ghosts Interviews

introduction

Voyage in Noise: Warren Ellis and the Demise of Western Civilization

co-author

Shot in the Face: A Savage Journey to the Heart of Transmetropolitan

contributor

The Weirdest Sci-Fi Comic Ever Made: Understanding Jack Kirby\'s 2001: A Space Odyssey

author

The Devil is in the Details: Examining Matt Murdock and Daredevil

contributor

Everything and a Mini-Series for the Kitchen Sink: Understanding Infinite Crisis

author

Revisionism, Radical Experimentation, and Dystopia in Keith Giffen\'s Legion of Super-Heroes

author

And the Universe so Big: Understanding Batman: The Killing Joke

author

a feature-length documentary film on celebrated comics writer Warren Ellis

executive producer

Keeping the World Strange: A Planetary Guide

contributor

Minutes to Midnight: Twelve Essays on Watchmen

contributor

a documentary on the life and work of celebrated comics writer Grant Morrison

executive producer

Improving the Foundations: Batman Begins from Comics to Screen

author

Teenagers from the Future: Essays on the Legion of Super-Heroes

contributor

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