By now you’ve seen the upset reactions from retailers over the ongoing digital sale of 99¢ comics collections. You’ve heard about CB Cebulski’s statement that Marvel is not setting the prices, and it’s an Amazon/Comixology thing. And you’ve read Brian Hibbs’ open letter when he says he is very disappointed at Marvel. It seems that […]
Newsprint is up 30%+ on a new tariff.
A tax bill scheduled for a vote on Friday is causing anxiety among crafters and cartoonists.
Digital first publisher Comicker Press, whom you may recall from a Kickstarter campaign or winning this year’s Dwayne McDuffie award is taking the next step in their growth: they’re getting print distribution with Baker & Taylor and Emerald Comics Distro. Official PR follows: Comicker Press brings the 2018 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics-nominated […]
Cartoonists and publishers reacted with scorn and alarm to the announcement that Wizard World would be scouring its Artist Alleys for potential Sony movies. But should they have?
It’s pretty clear that 2018 is going to see some disruption in the Direct Sales market. Valiant’s new ownership, IDW’s sales drop in 2017; many store closings and persistent rumors of more shake-ups at various publishers. But all this comes at a difficult time for all media. Let’s not even talk about the newspaper business; […]
Yesterday, Big Bang Comics in Dublin, Ireland had a truly epic tweet thread about the state of the comics market in 2017. It’s worth reading the whole thing, but if you don’t have that kind of time on your hands, here are the annotated highlights: As with almost every other retailer who’s been talking about […]
Looking for a job in comics? Have some experience in Direct Market Retail Sales? Then maybe you’d like to be a Direct Market Sales Representative for Image. They’re hiring. Image Comics is looking to fill a full-time Direct Market Sales Representative position in our Portland, Oregon offices (located in the Montgomery Park building). Direct Market […]
In our ongoing coverage of shops commenting on the state of the market for 2017, we told you about Mission Comics and Art in San Francisco having a $72K sales dip in 2017. That’s not a good number and Mission owner Leef Smith got a little more blunt about it’s implications yesterday. Mission: Comics is […]
Welp, there goes another icon. In a long report, The Daily Mail reveals that Stan Lee, the 95 year old living legend, is being accused of sexually harassing the 24/7 nursing staff that he previously employed. Comic book legend Stan Lee has been hit with several allegations of sexual assault and harassment by nurses caring […]