Yes, the *total* number of comics sold in a month still sounds impressive, but what about the individual books? It’s time to check in on an exercise I call “the sales bands.” A sales band is how many titles sell within a range of sales. I find it useful to divide the chart up in […]
The adult coloring book craze has been a godsend to the publishing industry, with massive sales and attention. And comics publishers are picking up on it. Image Comics has joined the fray with a Walking Dead coloring book and now a Spawn coloring book, which comes out on April 19th. I’m told that coloring is relaxing and helps adults unwind after stressful days of looking at pixels and Buzzfeed for hours.
And surely nothing could be more relaxing than filling the work of Todd McFarlane with pleasing and harmonious hues.
[The following is a transcript of the speech given by Eric Stephenson, Publisher at Image Comics, on Friday, February 19th at 3:50 p.m. at the 10th Annual ComicsPRO Membership Meeting in Portland, Oregon to the comics retailer community.] I’d like to talk about the future, but first, we’re going to do some time travel, back […]
Oddly Normal marked a rare foray for Image Comics into the children’s book market, and it appears to have been a successful one. Image got the series into the well-known, widely attended Scholastic Book Fair, which opens Oddly Normal up to a whole new audience and expands its commercial options. Creatively, Oddly Normal is a […]
Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen’s lovely Image series Descender was picked up by Sony for adaptation into a feature film last year before the first issue even hit the stands. It was even the subject of a big bidding war between studios, with the “House of Spidey” winning out. Just a little over 12 months later (by […]
Image Comics publisher Eric Stephenson is always quotable and evidently not afraid of being quoted, as he often tweaks other publishers in a blunt way little seen in the industry. In a new interview with CBR’s Albert Ching he talks about Image Comics’ successful 2015 while calling other developments “dull.”: Stephenson notes that Image had […]