That may not be “smart” in the normal sense of the word, but I don’t really care. Kiddiepunk is almost like a big art project to me, and I’ve never used my art as a money-making source. It keeps things pure that way because I just do what I want and I only publish things that I love. There’s no pressure on any particular release to “succeed” on a financial level. It’s a punk mentality that is just kind of ingrained in my head. But it’s great these days because you can do these things relatively affordably and sell them directly to the people who are interested. You don’t need distribution, ISBNs, any of that stuff. You just need to put your energy into making something great. In the not-so-distant past, before the internet, before high quality digital printing, you really couldn’t do what I do now, so it’s cool.
Before we banish the term “unflinching” from our critical vocabulary forever, we might permit it one last flourish, and in the direction of Jason Snyder’s Family Album. For here is…