By David Seidman It’s con season in the comics world, which means that someone has to attract people to attend panels, signings, parties, and other events. I’ve done it, and it’s not easy. But you can do it. Here’s how. 1. Create an online home for the event. It can be a new website, a […]
By Brian Hibbs So, right now Marvel comics is in a little spot of trouble. In February 2017 Marvel’s best-selling ongoing superhero title barely passed 60k on the Diamond chart estimates. They ran three “event” style crossovers – “IvX”, which sold fewer copies than that, and “Clone Conspiracy” and “Monsters Unleashed”, neither of which cracked […]
St Silicon Valley Comic Con Steve Wozniak is the superstar.
by David Seidman [Conventions are coming fast and furious and if you’re involved in comics at all you’ll probably be either moderating, appearing on or sitting in the audience of one soon. Here’s some tips on making them more interesting for all from an industry veteran.] A lot of comic-con panels offer only a few […]
PEN America publishes written work on human rights, injustice, and the complexities of living in an age of globalization. The site regularly features the work of cartoonists, including Lilli Carré, Leela Corman, Joe Sacco, and Ronald Wimberly. In The Art Class is a Sanctuary City, cartoonist and teacher Cara Bean considers her art class […]
by Alex Dueben Jen Sorensen is a political cartoonist who is regularly published on The Nib, Daily Kos, Alternet and many other publications and is currently the comics editor at Fusion. She’s the first woman to win the Herblock Prize, and in recent years has been awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and won […]
by David Carter Greetings, sales charts fans! It’s time once again to look at Image Comics’s sales figures. Please refer to the July 2015 column for a preamble and explanation as to why sales standards for Image books are likely to be different than those for DC or Marvel. Image shipped 49 comics in February, […]
By Pamela Auditore WonderCon ’17 returned to the Anaheim Convention Center from Los Angeles Friday, bringing larger crowds and consummate raconteur and Eisner award winning writer, Mark Waid. As a writer and editor, Waid, has done just about everything in and out of the Marvel and DC Universes. He swept into the room, delighting an audience of comic […]
And then there were…five. Comics Alliance is shutting down, effective today, In fitting sign of the state of comics journalism , the news was scooped by another site whose lede was about how they had known the news for a while and scooped it. Editor-in-Chief Andrew Wheeler took to Twitter to break the news. I’m […]
Xavier Lancel dives into January’s and February’s Marvel sales!