Jimmie Robinson on Five Weapons, the Convention Craze and Digital Challenges

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By Bruce Lidl The Sacramento Wizard World convention was an opportunity for comic fans in Northern California to gather and celebrate their passions with other fans and celebrities. It was also a chance for Jimmie Robinson, a veteran Bay Area comic book creator (and frequent commentator at The Beat) to meet his readers and spread […]

Sales continue “blah” trajectory in February

by John Jackson Miller [Originally posted at  Comichron and reprinted with permission.]  February appears to be returning to form. The release ofDiamond Comic Distributors‘ data for the month was delayed by snow days and other scheduling issues, and the unusually harsh winter appears to have cast a chill on comics sales. Comics shops in North America […]

The Beat Podcasts! More To Come: Eric Stephenson’s ComicsPro speech

Straight from the offices of Publishers Weekly, it’s More to Come! Your podcast source of comics news and discussion starring The Beat’s own Heidi MacDonald. In this week’s podcast the More to Come Crew – Heidi “The Beat” MacDonald, Calvin Reid and Kate Fitzsimons – discuss Image publisher Eric Stephenson‘s controversial speech at ComicsPRO, ComicWalker, […]

Awards Deadlines Ahoy: The Eisners and the Ignatzes

Awards Deadlines Ahoy: The Eisners and the Ignatzeshttp://ift.tt/PAecPy Tweet A couple of awards season notes. * Monday March 17 is the deadline for Eisner Award submissions! Don’t drink too much Guinness and forget. Details available here. * Ignatz Award submissions are open! The deadline is June 7th. And here are the rules: Submissions are open […]

Awards Deadlines Ahoy: The Eisners and the Ignatzes

Awards Deadlines Ahoy: The Eisners and the Ignatzeshttp://ift.tt/PAecPy Tweet A couple of awards season notes. * Monday March 17 is the deadline for Eisner Award submissions! Don’t drink too much Guinness and forget. Details available here. * Ignatz Award submissions are open! The deadline is June 7th. And here are the rules: Submissions are open […]