As this year draws to a close, I'd like to thank you for all the love you have shown UPPERCASE magazine and books in 2011. I appreciate each and every one of my readers, contributors and stockists—you all are so very talented, generous, inspiring... and motivating! It's a lot of work, but knowing how appreciated UPPERCASE is makes it all worthwhile.
Looking to the year ahead, there are a lot of things I hope to accomplish. In addition to a design and backend overhaul of the website and online shop, I want to integrate more community capabilities so that we can be better connected. Also top on the list is to launch a reader referral program in which you can earn rewards for all the blog posts, tweets and other referrals that have really helped the magazine grow. If you're interested in being part of the testing of the referral program, please sign up here.
I'm excited about the themes we'll be exploring in forthcoming issues. In the new year, I will post the working themes so that we can have even more reader participation and contributions. And what about more books? Yes! I have some very exciting new books in their early development stages and look forward to sharing the ideas with you. If you want to nominate someone to be the next Suitcase Series artist, send me your suggestions here.
But before I get carried away by all of next year's projects, let's take a well-deserved break. I know I could sure use some rest and relaxation!
Much happiness to you and yours this season. See you in 2012.
publisher, editor, designer