Summer is here, so they tell us, and soon you’ll be hitting the beach with a cute tankini, some suntan lotion and maybe a big graphic novel to dive into. Well Drawn & Quarterly just made that a lot easier with a 40% off online sale that runs until MOnday, May 29. (If you’re lucky […]
What is Paperfilms? It’s not really a studio, but not just a loose confederation either. It consists of Jimmy Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, Justin Gray, Paul Mounts, Frank Tieri, Joanne Starer, Dave Johnson, Craig Weeden and Patrick Wedge. You probably got it after the first two names, but they function as a studio as well and you can hire […]
What is an indie comics publisher? NO one seems to have the definitive answer!
In addition to all the other Black Friday/Cyber Monday salesBlack Friday/Cyber Monday sales they announced, Comixology has a 99¢ sale of Marvel first issues today. Jump on board for dozens of titles. AfterShock is having a half off sale of single issues and trades at ComiXology. Image’s sale continues, with all digital editions of Saga […]
Looking for some summer reading? Dynamite has a big sale on ComiXology, with ALL Dynamite single issues for just 99 cents — ending tomorrow so get on over there. Dynamite Entertainment offers fan favorites and iconic characters including Vampirella and Red Sonja, John Carter, Dejah Thoris, The Spirit, Preacher creator Garth Ennis’ A Train Called Love, multimedia […]
While researching the previous item, I cam across this every other month chart of graphic novel bestsellers in indie bookstores, via the ABA. It’s about what you’d expect, with Raina Telegemeier and Allie Brosh, Noelle Stevenson, Kate Beaton and Saga reigning supreme. In other words, the unstoppable forces of mainstream comics acceptance. A little surprised that no Walking Dead on there, but the new season hadn’t debuted when this chart was made.
Federico Salvan of the Italian comics news site Manga Forever dropped me a line to alert me to a retailer survey on the state of Italian comics . It’s in Italian, of course, but they surveyed 31 local comics shops out of about 380 180 in Italy, so it’s a somewhat statistically significant survey. UPDATE: […]
We weigh in on how Image Comics could raise their fortunes in 2016!
by David Carter Greetings, sales charts fans! It’s time once again to look at Image Comics’s sales figures. Just a reminder that I’m not doing this as a permanent gig; just filling in until Heidi finds someone to take on the indy month-to-month chart. Please refer to July’s column for a preamble and explanation as […]
Diamond just released sales charts for December and it was a familiar story: Secret Wars and Brian K Vaughan. In a slight twist, it was The Private Eye, the collected edition of the web-only serial by Vaughan, Marcos Martin and Muntsa Vicente that led GNs and not Saga but, you can the picture.