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Possibly the best SPX ever—and definitely the most financially successful one. That’s what everyone was saying last night. By 4:30 Fantagraphics had made more money than they did at all of last year’s show. Similar stories were reported at PictureBox, Nobrow, D&Q and everywhere really. With a bigger floor space and a bigger panel room, and what looked like the biggest crowd ever, there was nothing to be sad or fret about.
Or as John Porcellino put it on the “Publishing During the Apocalypse” panel (a title everyone agreed was provocative but not very accurate), “I’m more confident in comics that I have ever been at any other point.”
So yeah, all good. We’ll have much more later.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.