For the past few days there has been a kerfuffle in the extremely high profile, glamourous and profitable world of comics journalism.
Rather than comment on this hot mess, I’m going to talk about why it happened. And what we an do to improve things.
You probably didn’t even notice, but The Beat Herself has been on vacation for the last week, however we’re headed home today although travelling by train, the most restful way to travel. However WiFi is unreliable so maybe I’ll be posting later today…or maybe the Elite Beat Operatives will still be running the show. In […]
This post is purely for Porter Airlines fetishists who enjoy that portion of their trip to TCAF every year. Those of you who take Porter Airlines know that as delightful as are the low airfares from various points in the US, they are secondary to the charm of this regional airline with it’s pertly pillbox-behatted […]
The Beat is home! Charlie and Lucy are thrilled and I’m trying to reset my sleep schedule. With this year’s Comic-con in the rearview mirror, the attention span of the nation has moved on already and we’re not going to drag out our coverage for a month but you’ll see my wrap-up post (with pictures!!!!!) […]
This weekend there’s plenty of comics activity around NYC. Many will be interested in FlameCon, the first ever queen comic-con in NYC, to be held at the Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn…. but I will be at EternalCon, which is held at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City Long Island. This is an […]
The priceless Deb Aoki has created yet another masterful Storify called Twitter for Comics Creators – Do’s & Don’ts and rather than embed here, it just go read it. But here’s the nut graph:
§ By chance, two websites have been devoting some time to overviews of…non Big Two Comics I guess you could call ’em. Multiversity is running Small Press Month and offers A Brief History of Alternative Comics by Drew Bradley which offers a pretty good run down of the journey from Zap to Teenage Mutant Ninja […]
Last fall, we here at The Beat teamed up with the awesome folks at The Devastator to put together a survey for convention exhibitors. With all the controversy over who is spending and what cons are con games, it seemed like time to seriously upgrade this survey. And you responded, with more than 100 people taking the survey, giving results on the top cons and CAFs that revealed average sales and average amount of satisfaction with each show.
In case you’ve never heard of them, The Devastator is a humor/comic magazine based in LA that features sharp satire and art by founders Geoffrey Golden and Amanda Meadows as well as people from The Onion, the Daily Show, Adult Swim, Marvel and more.
The result, as crunched by the Devastator’s staff, has some eye-opening statistics. You can read the entire report right here, and see some of the Devastator team’s own comments below, but here are a few of my own eye-openers: