It’s been seven years since my partner, Andrea and I, merged our families to become the Shea-Smiths.
And in those seven years, we’ve had ups, downs, and everything in between. We’ve gone through the expected growing pains of a blended family. We’ve even gone through the unexpected growing pains of a blended family.
But through it all, we made it. Sure, we’ve fought amongst ourselves but more importantly, we fought for ourselves. That’s why our family is such a tight unit, always willing to go to the wall for each other.
You mess with one, you’ll have the deal with the rest of us. It’s that simple.
There are a number of activities that keep our bond strong but one thing in particular stands out: art.
And with such a large family, there are many types of artists among us. For example, we have singers, illustrators, painters, video creators, writers, poets, and animators.
In a world full of people who adhere to strict ideologues, we see the world a little bit differently. Not as quick to follow the crowd, we tend to move against that flow.
Our art is a reflection of an open mind. Of course, not just our art, but art in general—save the corporate sheep of course.
And as I write this, it feels as though that the direction of Pulp Nation is moving towards a focus on independent artists.
I Have a Dream
My dream for Pulp Nation is that it brings creators together to encourage and inspire each other as a family should. It’s not just about writing reviews about films and comic books.
Of course, you’ll still find those here, but do the Big Two or large studio films really need more publicity? Of course not.
Individual artists are the ones who you need to hear more about. And as the days go by, Pulp Nation will introduce you to some amazing artists, both emerging and established.
Keep your eyes open!
Who’s your favourite artist? We’d love to hear from you!