Every hour, artists join others from around the world in the largest community of creators in the history of comics. Comics — that word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can’t be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We should be united in our common interests.
Perhaps its fate that today is the 4th of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom, not from exclusivity, censorship, or editorial interference — but from mediocrity. We’re fighting for our right to draw, to write.
And should we win the day, the 4th of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day when the world declared in one voice: We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We’re going to live on! We’re going to survive! Today, we celebrate our Independents Day!