If you follow TCAF showrunner and comics industry savant Chris Butcher on twitter yuo know he’s always in Japan. Always! IS it just to bring back green tea Kit Kats? Well now all of that travel will be even more business savvy: Butcher has just been named consulting editor-at-large for Viz Media, according to an article […]
And here’s the final part of our annual creator survey. It seems people are really looking forward to Rom if you read all of these. Also, thanks to such a wide ranging cross section of this amazing industry we live and work in for taking to time to share their thoughts with us all. Save […]
I know you thought the “con kerfuffle” had faded away, but I think it’s definitely an ongoing burning issue for the industry, in a rapidly evolving field, and Chris Butcher, retailer and a show runner himself for TCAF, as well as booth runner for Udon, has posted a brilliant summation that puts all the eggs in one basket and then hits that basket out of the park:
Butcher identifies several trends, which I’ll list for argument:
Yep it’s the return of an annual Beat tradition that goes back nearly a decade, as comic folk from every level of the industry — creators, reporters, retailers, publshers—talk about the issues of the year past and look at the issues of the year to come. There are always a lot of thoughtful answers in this survey, but this year a LOT of very important and thought-provoking topics are looked at from crowdfunding to harassment.
And as always, there are previews and news scattered in the 2014 projects. So settle in and enjoy—there is so much more to come.