There’s been a lot going on since Diamond’s new benchmark bombshell, with several alternative distribution sources cropping up, notably Ka-Blam and their Print-on-Demand ComicsMonkey. However, a much lower discount than retailers are used to might make this a less popular option. A few more industry figures have commented, as well. Harris Comics’ Bon Alimagno writes […]
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We’ve heard how Diamond’s new policy changes are likely to affect independent publishers like SLG and Oni, as well as acclaimed cartoonists like Sammy Harkham and Kevin Huizenga. But what about the smaller publishers and cartoonists trying to get a foot in the door? Indy Comic News asked some newer names in comics what Diamond’s […]
Even as Reed Exhibitions was announcing a new comic show for Chicago, they were also announcing that Book Expo Canada, Canada’s biggest book show of the year, has been canceled after a slew of big exhibitors, including Random House, pulled out: Reed will also not move forward with plans to start a new consumer-oriented event […]
Following a break while he had to move home and family, Chris Onstad is back with ACHEWOOD. How we missed thee.
If you live in Hoboken and want to be in the live audience for a radio taping, Evan Dorkin writes to tell us: I am going to be a guest on next week’s Second Second Delay radio show on WFMU. [That’s tomorrow, February 4th] The show is hosted by station manager Ken Freedman and Monk […]
Over at 4th Letter, David Brothers is posting daily articles on Black History Month: While there are often interconnecting themes, I try to keep each post to its own specific subject. Later in the month you’ll probably see some callbacks and references to earlier posts. I’m not lecturing here so much as I am talking– […]
§ Cartoonist Matt Bors sits down with Kevin Allman, editor of The Gambit, an independent alt-weekly out of New Orleans, to talk about the recent weekly comic holocaust. The result is sobering but informative: The cutback in cartoons has less to do with the budget than it does with page counts going down. Let’s face […]
Reports that Tokyopop had canceled a bunch of titles are not true, ICv2 reports. The titles were canceled at Diamond – leading to the reports — but are merely postponed, according to Toykopop. And ARIA #4 is a hit. it seems, with a new volume due later this year: The report on Comics Worth Reading […]
§ Rodney Perkins has begun looking at the various suits against Stan Lee — and yes there are two SEPARATE suits for a piece of Marvel’s pie based on Stan;s deal with Stan Lee Media. SLMI’s argument is interesting because as readers of this site may know, these suits are all about contracts and copyrights. […]
Does Baker draw like this just to make other people feel bad?