Numerous outlets are reporting, and the Beat has confirmed, that 12 staffers were laid off yesterday during a restructuring at Lion Forge, a sister company of this website. The one confirmed layoff is editor Greg Tumbarello, who joined the company at the beginning of the year. Although other names have not been released, The Beat […]
Meanwhile, what is going on at Barnes & Noble, the almost-last standing national book store chain in the US. Should anything happen to the chain, the book publishing world – and graphic novels with it – would be sent reeling, so hoping the company stays afloat is an anxiety inducing pastime. And it’s one that […]
People are investing like crazy in comics despite the small returns.
But founder Mike Richardson still owns a “significant chunk” of the company.
Visionary VanGuard Media will partner with Dark Horse and add its chairman to the DH board.
Tapas Media, the webcomics portal has signed with the talent agency APA for representation, it was announced today. Tapas has over 2 million monthly active users worldwide, with 3 billion episode views of its library of 50,000+ titles from over 35,000 independent comic book creators. Tapas houses such poplar comics as They Say I Was Born […]
A growing chorus of angry authors and artists in France debating the status of writers and their place in society
The announcement of Ahoy Comics – the latest new comics publisher on the block – got a lot of attention for its unconventional formatting and strong creator line-up. But it joins a crowded field of smaller publishers – mostly of comics periodicals – who reside in the back of the Diamond catalog, some of them […]
They’ll be reissuing them *bi-weekly*
This could be first in a chain of M&A activity and the X-Men film rights could be the next thing up for bid.