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my new gig: co-editor of mtv’s “splash page”

August 25th, 2008 by Rick Marshall · 10 Comments ·

Well, I’ve been hinting at it for a few days now and some readers are already “in the know,” but today I can finally make it official: On September 2, I’ll be joining the MTV team as one of the editors of Splash Page, the company’s new website that covers the worlds of comics, movies and everywhere the two subjects find common ground.

I’ll be joining the current editor, Casey Seijas, in helping to make this new spin-off from their already successful MTV Movies site an even more attractive online destination for comics and movie fans. It’s a lofty goal, though, as Casey and the Splash Page crew have been doing a great job on the site since it launched in late July. If you haven’t done so already, I hope you’ll bookmark Splash Page and subscribe to the Splash Page RSS Feed. As always, I’ll do my best to reward your support with the most interesting content I can provide.

On that note, I want to let all of the readers of this site, my twitter feed and all of my other digital soapboxes know that one of the primary reasons this opportunity came around for me is that very same support so many friends and professional colleagues were quick to provide when I first mentioned I was leaving ComicMix. I didn’t have to send out a single resume or spend any time looking for a promising needle in the haystack of employment websites. All of the companies who contacted me did so because someone had told them I was available and spoke highly of my accomplishments. That’s a damn good feeling, and I know I have many of you to thank for it.

As for what’s next, I plan to continue providing webcomic news roundups and webcomic creator interviews here on MindPollution after I’ve kicked things off with Splash Page. I’m going to target a weekly schedule on the interviews again, but I don’t want to promise anything at this point. There are a lot of unknowns in this big ol’ equation that I’m working out, but I enjoy my webcomics work too much to let it go. To that end, I’ll also be posting the occasional interview here on MindPollution that falls outside the realm of my Splash Page work, and contributing on a freelance basis to a few print and online outlets now and then. I’ll be sure to keep this site updated as things happen.

Well, now that I’ve finally been able to announce the new gig and present my “mission statement” of sorts, I hope you’ll make splashpage.mtv.com (and, if you aren’t doing so already, www.mindpollution.org) a regular part of your online routine. I hope to see some familiar names in the Splash Page comments, so don’t be shy about making your presence known. Thanks again for all of your support, and I’ll see you around the ‘Webs!

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