Money makes the world go ’round 2: Khepri’s tough times

Khepri Comics is a web-based comics seller that’s been around for over a decade, offering a lot of indie books but specializing in work by Brian Wood, Cliff Chiang, Becky Cloonan, and other “new mainstream” creators. Over the years, owner Brian Scot Johnson has built a strong relationship with these creators by promoting their work via special sales and so on. By partnering with Khepri these creators — who, in addition to their distinctive work, have well-defined fanbases which they maintain via web interaction — would be able to, say, offer a blog preview of their small press work with a link to Khepri and know that consumers would be able to purchase a copy.